September is here! Many school districts start in August but I don’t really get in the mood for school activities until September. September crept up on us pretty fast. One day, I’m thinking about outdoor water play and the next day, we’re talking about Labor Day. The age range here is 10 months to age 4 so I don’t have a lot of time for time-consuming, elaborate activities. This year, I’ll have to focus on simple activities that can be completed in a short amount of time. To help my three year old learn more about Labor Day, I found several Labor Day coloring pages on Family Holiday. I printed them out and we made a cute, simple Labor Day mini book.
Labor Day Mini Book
I printed out the pages in 5 X 7 size sheets. I allowed the child to color freely. She isn’t worried about lines yet but that’s OK at age 3. I showed her how to watch the lines and modeled good coloring skills for her but I am a big believer in allowing children to do as much of an activity as possible on their own. We’ll work on lines later.
After she finished coloring all the pages, we decided we wanted to add some color. I used card stock and cut several pages in half.
She applied her glue stick to the back of the pages. I had to cut the pages down a little bit so they would fit onto our card stock background pages.
I realized there are no periods at the end of the sentences in this book. I went back and added the periods. We read the book together several times. We talked about each of the workers in the book: a doctor, a nurse, a farmer, a grocer, and a fireman. We also talked about several other workers in our community. We discussed police officers, teachers, construction workers, and others.
We enjoyed singing along with this cute little Labor Day song called People Work from the British Counsil/LearnEnglish Kids.