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Labor Day Writing Prompts #2

Here are 10 Labor Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.

11. What do you want to do for a living when you grow up? Why would you enjoy that as a job? What would your back-up plan be if the first one didn't work out?

12. How do you think you could best honor the hard-working people of the world? Would these working folks appreciate your kind gesture? Why or why not?

13. Imagine that your parents gave you chores to do as part of an allowance. What are some of the chores you might have to do? How much would this hard labor be worth and why?

14. Some of the toughest workers in the world are the ones who save lives, like doctors, firefighters, and police officers. What do you think it would be like to save people as part of a job? Why might the job be especially difficult?

15. Labor Day is all about relaxing after engaging in a lot of hard work. What are some of the things you do to relax? Why are these things so relaxing?

16. Create a dialogue between two factory workers an hour before the end of their shift on the day prior to Labor Day. What would the two of them talk about and why?

17. When workers feel like they aren't being treated right, they can form a group and go on strike. What would it mean for the business if the workers were to go on strike? Do you think a strike is a good idea? Why or why not?

18. Picture your favorite toy or game. Imagine all of the steps it had to go through to be created. Describe how it may have been put together by people working hard in a factory or shop. Make sure to start from the beginning of the process all the way through until it arrived at your house.

19. In most places, Labor Day is the final holiday before school begins. What are some of the things you and your family need to do to get ready for a new year at school? Do you enjoy gathering these supplies? Why or why not?

20. Several decades ago, it was much more difficult for women to get jobs than men. Why do you think it was so difficult for women to have a place available in the workforce? Do you think there is gender equality in the workforce today? Why or why not?

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