10 Great Activities to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Before school starts again, let your child explore the possibilities for future careers with these activities that slip some learning into the fun.

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Make a Career Book

Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
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Experiment with Wheels and Axles

Engineers in training can get started with this simple wheel-and-axle construction activity.
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Play Doctor!

Playing doctor is not only fun, it's also a way to teach kids about the parts of the body and how they are spelled.
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Make a "When I Grow Up" Poster

Make a poster with your child about what she wants to be when she grows up, while helping her practice her writing, researching, and artistic skills.
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Make a Soda Bottle Greenhouse

In this hands-on activity, kids learn what it takes to foster seedlings into full-grown plants, all in a regular old soda bottle!
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Make Your Own Abacus

Countries all around the world have been using the abacus for thousands of years to make math easier. Have your kid make his own abacus to practice arithmetic.
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Make Your Own Cloud

Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!
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Measure Your Pulse

Show your fourth grader how to see her heart in action. Make a simple device out of a drinking straw and clay to help her spot the movement of her pulse!
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Make Your Own City

Try this fun and interactive collage activity with your preschooler to teach her the "building blocks" of math and architecture.
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Make Your Own Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog treats are fun to make and delicious for your household pet. Make homemade dog treats to create personal Christmas gifts for dogs.
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