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.
Labor Day is a holiday meant to celebrate the hard work that people do all year
long to help keep the country moving forward. Who are some people you know who
work hard every day at their jobs? Why do you think the work they do is
For many students, this is the last holiday before school begins. During
Labor Day, are you excited for school to begin or do you wish the holiday
lasted for the entire year? Why?
Over a hundred years ago, people who worked in jobs had to work much longer
days with fewer benefits for their families. Why do you think it was so hard
for workers to get rights for themselves and their loved ones?
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why? What are some
of the things you'd have to do to get such a job?
Of all your relatives and family friends, who do you think has the most
interesting job? Do you think he or she enjoys the job or that it's just a way
to pay the bills? Why?
Which do you think is harder, work or school? What are some of the things that
make work more difficult and what are some things that make school tougher to
Imagine that you and your friends have been sucked forward through time 20
years into the future. In this future, all of you work at a office job for a
big corporation. What is the office like and how do the other people there seem
to enjoy it?
Describe the most difficult job you can think of. What are some of the tasks
people who work there have to do? Do you think that the job is important or not
important and why?
Create a made-up story using the following words: paycheck, job, alarm clock,
One of the best parts of the holiday is that it's your family's last chance to go
on vacation before school. What is your ideal family vacation? Why would that
be perfect fun for the whole family?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.