Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is to celebrate and honor the American labor movement, which has contributed to the prosperity of the country. It is usually celebrated with picnics, parades, and family gatherings. Some families use this as the last get-away for the year. (Here are some websites to help you learn more about Labor Day. http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day, https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history)
To make this final long weekend of the summer memorable, try something new. How about a local fishing trip? Maybe members of your family would like to learn how to paddle a canoe. This might be a good time for some of the children to learn to plan the meal and cook it. When everyone is involved a celebration is more fun.
Parents, you say, “I’ve never been fishing!” “How in the world do you paddle a kayak?” “Don’t my kids need to cook indoors?” It’s not hard, just different. There is a way you and your children can use this holiday to learn new things.
How can Skill Trek Help You Teach Your Kids About Labor Day?
The online curriculum, Skill Trek, has lessons for all of these and more. Let’s say everyone wants to go fishing. There’s a lesson for that and more. Learn to clean a fish, build and cook over an open fire, even build an outdoor shelter.
Maybe your family isn’t quite so adventurous. Every family can join in preparing a backyard BBQ celebration. Teens can plan the menu, prepare the shopping list within a budget, and cook on the grill. Older kids can send invitations or help cook the hot dogs. The little ones can prepare the smores for everyone. At the end of the day, adults can help the children safely build a bonfire, if allowed in your community.
Skill Trek has lessons for all of these and written in a way that kids love!
Quirky raccoon Jasper T. Robertson; friendly bear, Roland Scruffbear; and wise eagle, Balthazar, help parents lead their children in learning these skills, which will stay with them for a lifetime.
A bonus: parents can learn along with their children. Skill Trek is designed to work with your family and build family relationships.
Sure, you can find instructions for all of these topics on the internet. Think of the time that would take. Searching for each topic, sorting through the listings, testing for appropriateness, and saving the links so they are handy when you need them.
The writers of Skill Trek have done the work for you. Not just how to teach or learn to paddle a canoe or plan a menu, but also a challenge to use the skill to benefit the family and/or neighbors. And, it’s all in one place. No searching all over the world for the information you need.
It doesn’t stop with these weekend fun activities, Skill Trek has more than 500 lessons for Pre-K through high school covering everything from tying shoes to changing a car headlight to building an emergency shelter.
It’s not too late to plan a learning celebration for Labor Day and have fun doing it as a family.
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