A list of free Labor Day printables, plus a history of the holiday. Share some interesting facts with your kids, and find free homeschool unit study ideas!
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Free Labor Day Printables
Labor Day is approaching fast, and it’s often the holiday that marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. The holiday has a lot of history, though. This blog post is written to inform you of that history, so you can celebrate with your kids, and educate them at the same time! Also included in this post is a handy list of printables that you can download for FREE to use in your homeschool.
Keep reading for a printable history of the holiday, perfect for use as background information, copywork, or a supplement to a Labor Day homeschool unit study!
But without further ado, here is a list of FREE Labor Day printables. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information.
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- Labor Day Writing Prompts
- Printable Hats
- Printable Party Flags
- Labor Day coloring pages
- Wordsearch and other activities
- Community Helper Word Cards and Bingo Game
- Printable Fact Sheet for Labor Day (see below)
Free Labor Day Printable Fact Sheet
One of the things we do as a family on Labor Day is to relax. We celebrate that the summer is over, and it’s back-to-homeschool time for us. Reflecting over our summer memories brings us joy. And we look forward to the homeschool year.
Here is a printable resource sheet I’ve created for you about Labor Day. Use the background facts and history as a piece of your Labor Day unit study or as a brief rundown of the holiday. Perhaps you’ll learn something you didn’t already know!
Labor Day Fun Facts for Kids:
- First declared a national holiday in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland.
- It is celebrated every year on the first Monday in September.
- Many businesses are closed on Labor Day, giving workers a day to rest.
- The purpose of the holiday is to celebrate all the hard-working people in America and their contributions to the economy and society.
- The holiday honors normal, everyday people who work hard at their jobs.
- Many people hold barbeques or go on one last Summer vacation over the long weekend.
- The holiday is viewed as the symbolic end of Summer.
- Sports fans are excited that NFL and college football seasons begin.
- There are often parades and festivals held on this day.
- Many retail stores hold popular sales on Labor Day, and many people go shopping.
- A long-held tradition says that Labor is the last official day that it is appropriate to wear white (especially shoes) or seersucker fabric.
- Traditionally, schools started back the day after Labor Day.
If you’re looking for a concise, clear, and factual printout describing the history of Labor Day, I have created this one for you. It is thoroughly researched and includes everything you need to know to teach a unit study on Labor Day, or just discuss the holiday with your children in a knowledgeable manner.
I have been working on a printable holiday fact sheet series I have going on over at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. As I come out with new ones each month, I’m offering them FREE for a limited time. This is my Labor Day version! I hope you enjoy it.
These fact sheets will serve as an easy and quick reference sheet for homeschool families to introduce the basic facts about the various U.S. holidays. Use them for copywork or notebooking or to introduce prior knowledge about the holiday before a project or lesson. Soon, they’ll all be in one huge download for you, too! Follow my store for the announcement – yes I’ll start it out as a FREEBIE, as always.
This is a work in progress. As I create them one at a time, they will be free for a limited time. My goal is to have them published a week or two before each occasion so that homeschool families can use them as a quick briefing of the holiday coming up. If you wish, you can “follow” me on Teachers Pay Teachers so that you will not miss when I publish them.
This resource can also be used for notebooking, lapbooking, copywork, Reading comprehension, or as a basic tool for research. Eventually, after I’ve created a page for each holiday, I plan to publish them in one large download for your convenience. Watch my TPT store for that.
You can see all my printable fact sheets for holidays and seasonal events at the TPT store. My prices are very reasonable and “frugal,” I think. Most of my printables are introduced as freebies!