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November Fun

November Fun

This time of year is my ABSOLUTE favorite, for its simplicity and meaning. When we celebrate Thanksgiving it feels authentic and real.

These ideas are sure to make November a memorable one.

Make a Give Thanks Paper Quilt

Photo via Lets Explore

Photo via Lets Explore

or Thankful Poem.

photo via Lets Explore

photo via Lets Explore

Have a pie making party with your little ones and couple of their friends.  If your kids are anything like mine they ALWAYS want to help when I’m in the kitchen baking.  Now, put them in charge!  Make up the pie crust before hand, but let them roll and place in mini pie tins. Let them help mix and pour the filling into the pie crust and watch it bake.  Then send them home with a mini pie to share with their family.

Veterans Day (November 11) seems to be one of those forgotten holidays, but deserves as much recognition as any of the others.

Talk to your kids about Veterans Day and why we recognize it.  If you are lucky enough to know a veteran, ask him/her to talk to your kids.  Try these books as a teaching tool.

Nim and the War Effort 

The Wall

Veterans Day

Hang your flag proudly and be grateful for those who fight for our freedom!

Grab your apron, your favorite music and take half a day to make and then DEVOUR freshly baked bread for Homemade Bread Day (November 17th).  When we make bread at our house my little ones are always clamoring to get the best spot to help.

This whole wheat and french bread recipe have proven to be the best!

A Thanksgiving workout has become a must at our home.  While the hubby plays football, the little ones and I either head to a Turkey Trot or gather the neighborhood kids for our own futball game.

Have FUN this month!

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Comments (4)

  1. Michelle Powell 11/09/2011 at 8:49 am

    Great ideas! I love that you included Veterans Day……it is so often forgot, yet the holiday is just as important as 4th of July! Thanks for including that! :)

  2. Michelle Powell 11/09/2011 at 8:50 am

    FYI: My kids’ school doesn’t even teach anything about Veterans Day! It’s SO sad!

  3. Carrie Finlinson 11/09/2011 at 6:48 pm

    What a fabulous resource for November! Thank you so much for collecting such great ideas!

  4. stephanie peterson 11/15/2011 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for your uplifting comments!