10 ideas of fabulous things to make, do and celebrate in November with your children!

10 ideas of fabulous things to make, do and celebrate in November with your children!

Here is my monthly post, which I post at the beginning of every month. I am looking ahead at the month and suggesting 10 things you could do with your children. These things will focus on celebrating the season and special events in that month.

Here goes:

  1. Watch fireworks I just love fireworks and have always taken Tom to the Blackheath display- it is definitely a family tradition for us!
  2. Firework art Click here for some creative firework ideas. 2016-10-31-12-29-50
  3. Chalk a picture outside It is great for children to do big art work and chalk outside is great for this.
  4. Watch the switching of lights Yes it is that time already, lots of Christmas lights are switched on during November. Find out when your local lights are being switched on! The enchanted world of Syon Park looks like an amazing light display.
  5. Make a lantern or candle As the evenings are getting dark so early now candles are lovely to have around the home. Children can decorate candles or candle holders. Or paper lanterns are always fun to make!
  6. Make soup It is definitely soup season now, get the kids involved in making some delicious soup! Here is our favourite pumpkin soup recipe.
  7. Go to the woods……… wrap up warm……… put on your wellies and head for an adventure in the woods! 2015-11-22 16.01.36
  8. Celebrate Thanksgiving Though I am not from the US, I do love the idea of Thanksgiving, thinking about all that we are grateful for! Why not have a special meal with family and/or friends? Here are a couple activities we did last year.
  9. Lord Mayor’s show If you are in or close to London, on 12th November it is the Lord Mayor’s show which is lots of fun for children and finishes with a free firework display.
  10. Have a family movie night……. Lots of blankets……. popcorn and treats ……… huddle together to watch a favourite film. Our favourite family movies are Big Hero 6 and Paddington.

 Here are some suggestion of some fab picture books for November:

We are still enjoying our autumn books, click here for more information.


Let’s plan ahead:

Time to start thinking about advent calendars! Tom tends to have a shop bought chocolate calendar then I make one with activities for all the children to do. Here is a picture of last years!

My favourite posts from October:

Definitely my favourite post from October has been updating my autumn creative ideas posts, I just love autumn crafting!


Well I hope you found this post useful! If you have got suggestions of things we should be doing in November let me know! Happy November everyone! xx

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