It’s that time of year again! Labor Day 2016 is upon us! As the unofficial end of summer in the U.S. many American families plan fun things to do for the three day weekend! But if you happen to not be going out of town, there are still lots of fun ways that host parents, au pairs and host children can have some fun. Below are 5 Family Friendly Labor Day Activities for your family to enjoy!
1. Go Backyard Camping
Traditional camping can be an adventure, especially with very young children. So if you have a backyard why not pitch your tent out there and enjoy a night under the summer stars? The best part is the bathroom, snacks, extra clothes etc. are all just a few feet away! And if you don’t have a backyard, why not let the kids sleep in “fort” made of couch cushions and sheets – they’ll feel like it is an adventure in their very own home.
2. Explore Local Landmarks
When was the last time you visited the local tourist destination near your city? If you live in Austin, Texas - here are some local events or if you live in Washington DC, when was the last time you went to the Smithsonian? Imagine seeing these things again through the eyes of your au pair.
3. Cook Something Amazing
Is there a that recipe you’ve been dying to try but just never had the time for? Or has your au pair been talking about some comfort food from her home country that she really misses? Why not make it this weekend. The whole family can roll up their sleeves and get into the kitchen and get cooking (we have an AuPairCare German Spaetzle recipe we love).
4. Find Local Celebrations
Cities around the country have special Labor Day events where you can celebrate as a community. Parades, fairs even fireworks are all part of many city celebrations. Enjoy some time outdoors for one of the last weekends of summer.
Doing nothing in particular can be underrated. Grab a board game, watch some movies and just enjoy one another’s company. Chances are schedules for your family are about to get very busy as we head into autumn.
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