Job Hats Activity

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Updated on Aug 15, 2014

Labor Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday of September. The holiday, which is nearly 100 years old, celebrates the achievements and contributions of American workers who contribute to America's prosperity, well-being, and strength. Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations. Using construction paper, she can recreate the hats worn by people she may see working in everyday life.

What You Need:

  • Construction paper 
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to make a list of all the people working hard who she encounters on a daily basis. Ask her what their job titles are and if she knows what they do while they work. Do any of them wear uniforms? Do any of them wear hats? Are the hats tall, short, wide or floppy?
  2. Help her draw the various hats of each worker that she recalls seeing during a typical day. Sometimes, workers may not wear their hat depending on the task their doing, but she should know them as part of their uniform.
  3. Have her cut out at least 6 different hats and mix them up for a quick pop quiz!
  4. Ask her to name the job that matches the hat and to write who would wear the hat on the back of each paper hat.

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