Friday, August 26, 2011 by Shelley Miles
September Activities, September Holidays, Recipes
SEPTEMBER 5 - Labor Day, Be late for something day, Cheese pizza day
I don't know about you, but I'm always running late - thinking I can fit in one more thing that has to be done. Today is the day that you have an excuse. When you find yourself running a few minutes late, just pull out the "It's be late for something day. I'm just celebrating!"
Invite the neighborhood bambinos over for some creative cooking to celebrate Cheese Pizza Day.
Set out ready-made individual pizza shells, tomato sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese. You can also provide bowls of sliced pitted olives, thinly sliced pepperoni or crumbled sausage. Instruct your pint-sized chef to spread the sauce and sprinkle on the cheese and toppings. Pop the pizzas in the oven, pour the milk, and mangia!
Labor Day is celebrated in honor of the huge contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our nation. Talk about some of the country's early laborers such as John Henry, a former slave who worked as a steel driver on the Big Bend Tunnel project in Talcott, West Virginia in the 1870s.
The story goes that when a salesman came boasting of a steam-powered drill; a race was set between man and machine. As legend has it, John Henry—using nothing but muscle, steel spikes, and a hammer—beat the drill, digging five more feet than the machine in the same amount of time.
Remember this amazing testament to hard work and determination by pounding some toy hammers and singing "I've been working on the railroad ."
Introduce your child to a variety of other occupations and what they entail. Cut pictures of people doing various jobs out of magazines and make a career collage. Put out dress-up clothes, props, and other items that will inspire dramatic play.
Enjoy a whole month of Kids-List activities.
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