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Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Labor Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. Recognize the hard work of Americans with these Labor Day activities, printables, and lesson plans— perfect for back to school. Students will enjoy learning about the history behind this holiday. Incorporate the many achievements of American workers into a unit on careers, inventors, history, or economics. You'll also find math printables, language arts lessons, patriotic art activities, and more!


School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Career Words
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
Labor Day Activities
Labor Day Puzzle
Savvy September Sentences
Labor Day Fill-in-the-Blanks

Lesson Plans

Career Bulletin Board
What Is Child Labor?
Women and World War II
Appreciation Cards
Labor Day Newspaper


Fields of Science Quiz

Labor Day & Economics Connected

Job Fair
Kids at Work
Rocks in My Pocket
Work Stoppages Involving 1,000 People or More
Mothers in the Labor Force
National Labor Organizations
Persons in the Labor Force, 1840-2005
Leading Industries

Labor Day & History Connected

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Castle Life
Women Inventors
Bringing Science History to Life
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Greeks at Work
Women in Aviation
More History Resources

Math Resources

Career Survey
A Budget
Brad's Earnings
Count the Objects
Median Income of Households in the United States
Babysitting Earnings

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Police Officer Hat
Firefighter's Hat
Make a Stethoscope
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Nurse/EMT Hat
Police and Firefighter Patterns
Fire Chief's Helmet
Join the Firefighters!
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up for Grades 1 & 2
Be a Journalist!
Let's Write a Story
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
The Gingerbread Man
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
My Community
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Seven Necessary Occupations
Creating Your Own Career Poem
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Freddie the Firefighter
Interviewing Successfully
Community & Careers Printable Book (K-4)
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
More Jobs/Careers Teacher Resources

Public Opinion Polls

Teacher Salaries
Are You Paid Enough?


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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