Labor Day-Themed Journal Prompt Ideas—
Though many students might not be aware of the importance of Labor Day, it is truly a significant American holiday. Help them understand the reasons for celebrating American workers with these 55 journal prompts.
With questions ranging from the value of work to the impact that workers have had on our country, these journal prompts encourage students to think through American history and to understand how it has shaped the world they live in today. They’ll also have the chance to think about thanking workers and celebrating the unofficial ending of summer.
This Labor Day, help students understand what the holiday is really about with these new journal prompts!
Journal Prompts: 55 Writing Ideas about Labor Day
- Why are workers so important to America?
- Write a letter of thanks to local workers.
- What workers keep our community running smoothly?
- What does it mean to be a worker?
- What do we celebrate on Labor Day?
- How does Labor Day honor American principles?
- What can you learn from laborers?
- How will you rest on Labor Day?
- How do federal holidays like Labor Day create solidarity in our country?
- Who are some people you know that work hard?
- What are some important American landmarks that workers are responsible for?
- Why is it important for Americans to celebrate Labor Day?
- Do you think of Labor Day as the end of summer?
- What kind of work will you do someday?
- How should workers be compensated?
- Why is rest so important on Labor Day?
- What will you do with your day off from school on Labor Day?
- Do you think workers today get enough time for rest?
- How can you help your parents to relax on Labor Day?
- What important contributions have workers made to American history?
- Has your family ever traveled for Labor Day? Where did you go?
- How does Labor Day raise spirits?
- What is the value of labor?
- What does your family do on Labor Day?
- How can you be more aware of the things workers contribute?
- How could workers have more freedom?
- Do you prefer Labor Day celebrations or Memorial Day celebrations?
- If you could celebrate Labor Day anywhere, where would you go?
- How do American workers keep our economy going?
- Why is Labor Day an important holiday?
- What does it mean to have a good balance between life and work?
- How does Labor Day make you feel about America?
- What does it mean to be an American worker?
- How can we improve conditions for workers?
- Do you think our world could run without money or the workforce? How would this work?
- How will you celebrate the official end of summer?
- Does your family celebrate Labor Day with a barbecue?
- How does work contribute to the community? Why is this important?
- Which football team will you be cheering for on Labor Day?
- How can you show your parents that you admire their hard work?
- Do some types of work have more value, or should all workers be recognized?
- What are your family’s Labor Day traditions?
- What are some fun games to play on Labor Day?
- Why is it so important to honor workers?
- Why do we have fireworks on Labor Day?
- What symbolizes Labor Day to you?
- How do workers support systems of family?
- Do you think some workers are less appreciated than others? Why?
- What is the best Labor Day food?
- How can you show your patriotism on Labor Day?
- Write a story about the first Labor Day.
- Why do you think Labor Day happens at the end of the summer?
- How can people incorporate more rest into their lives all year long?
- How has the workforce helped America to grow?
- What is your ideal Labor Day celebration?
With the practice of journaling, students can apply the lessons they’ve learned to real-world issues. Journaling helps students to relate their lessons to the world today and to the actual workers they know in the community. These connections allow students to absorb their lessons more fully and to see all sides of the issues. As they journal, they’ll come to deeper conclusions about the real impact of labor and the American workforce.
Until next time, journal on!