The school year is coming to a close, and students are getting ready for the summer holidays. For those teachers who will be spending Labor Day weekend at home with their families, it's time to start looking into how you're going to make the kids' holiday extra special this year. Here are some of our favorite ideas for celebrating:

Public Parks

If you're looking to take a break from the chill and have a bit of fun, bring your kids to the park for some outdoor shenanigans. If it's too cold where you live, try one of these ideas instead:

The Beach

If you plan ahead, there are plenty of beaches with outdoor pools that will be heated throughout Labor Day weekend.

When you plan your route, don't forget to be honest with your kids. There are plenty of places along the way that will lure them in with promises of ice cream or other treats if they're good until you get home. The last thing you want to see is a disappointed child because he didn't get his treat.

Summer Camp

If you're going to get your kids a gift for Labor Day, consider investing in a season pass. Not only will they have plenty of opportunity to make friends and enjoy the summer sun, but it'll also give you time away from the house!

Swim Parties

It might be too cold this weekend to actually swim, but there's plenty you can do indoors to have a summer swim party. Consider these other ideas:

Invite the Kids' Friends

Labor Day is an American holiday that honors the working men and women of the country. It's important that we teach our children how to value their own work, as well as others who are working around them every day. While you're at it, consider doing a little volunteer work in your neighborhood or community center to remind them that they can give back and make the world a better place while still having fun!

Step Back From Technology

Not only does Labor Day celebrate workers, but it also commemorates the efforts of those who have struggled for labor rights throughout the years. It's important to remember what this day is all about when we think about our own work, and it's also a good time to remind our children of the sacrifices of others in order to make sure that everyone has the right kind of future.