Good morning readers! It’s almost November.
Did you hear me?
I said N.O.V.E.M.B.E.R!
Okay, despite the fact that I have no clue what happened to 2014, I will say that November is one of my favorite months of the year and here are the top 3 reasons why:
- It’s my birthday month. And yes, we celebrate all month, why not right?
- It’s also the Teeny Tot’s birthday Nov. 20th, and my husband’s birthday Nov. 25th. They get one day to celebrate since I’ve taken over the rest.
- It’s the month before Christmas which means I can be festive without people thinking I’m too weird.
- It’s Thanksgiving, and we get together with family and friends!
Okay, so that said, you’re probably wondering what else is going on in November besides Erica’s birthday? Right? I know, it’s mostly all about my birthday, but still I feel the need to share a few other random things going on this month.
So let’s get on with it! Here are the November holidays and fun days for all of you awesome homeschoolers out there!
- November 1 All Saint’s Day
- November 10 Erica’s Birthday (I believe this was just made a national holiday.)
- November 11 Veteran’s Day
- November 27 Thanksgiving – Be thankful!
November 3 Housewife’s Day
- I know a lot of housewives out there, so husbands and kids, this is your chance to show your mama some appreciation! Make a fun card or gift for her!
November 3 Sandwich Day
- This is probably Turbo’s favorite day. He loves sandwiches! Make your favorite sandwich for lunch or dinner today! I’ll be making a BLT with avocado on toasted bread. Yum!
November 4 U.S. Election Day – (First Tuesday following the first Monday of the month)
- If you’re a US citizen, make sure to get out and vote!
November 4 King Tut Day
- Check out this link on King Tut to teach your kiddos a little bit of Ancient Egyptian history today!
- If your local museum has an exhibit, take a field trip to see some real live mummies. Who doesn’t love those?
November 7 Book Lovers Day – first Saturday of the month
I’ve recently become a reader, before that I just didn’t seem to be interested. I know, I’m a homeschooler and we’re supposed to be all studious and into books. But now I am and I have a few great ones to get you started!
- Reshaping It All and Balancing It All by Candace Cameron Bure
- Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht
- Seasons of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson
- The Best Yes by Lysa Terkherst
November 11 Young Readers Day (second Tuesday of month)
- Encourage your kiddos to get into books too! I’ve noticed the more that my kids see me reading, the more they seem to be interested in books. Take a trip to your library and pick out a few books for each of them. We’re loving the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black.
November 13 World Kindness Day
- Have your kiddos make a handmade card or gift for a neighbor or friend.
- Help a friend in need, or just lift up their spirits with some unsolicited help around the yard, house, or with a surprise Starbucks drink delivered to their door!
- Call around to local charities to see if they need any volunteers for the day.
November 15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day (Is this really only once a year?)
- Okay, get out those gloves and get that refrigerator cleaned out! Sounds like fun, no?
November 15 America Recycles Day
- We recycle all year long, but make sure to do it today too! Bust out a wagon and head door to door to see if your neighbors have any recycling they’d like picked up.
- Teach your children: Reduce=less garbage, Reuse=use an item more than once, Recycle=turn an item into another useful item. Discuss which items can be recycled and which are waste. Discuss ways to save on waste, reuse items, and recycle them.
- Check out these fun recycling lesson plans from PBS Kids!
November 15 National Philanthropy Day
- Teach your children about philanthropy and seek out service projects in your community! Here is a list of 35 service projects for kids from kids World Citizen to help you get started!
November 17 Homemade Bread Day
- Yummy! I love homemade bread! Here are a couple of my favorite homemade bread recipes:
- Homemade Wheat Bread
- Homemade Carrabba’s Bread and dipping sauce
November 25 National Parfait Day
- Okay, this might be my favorite day now! Parfait is just a fancy word for a sundae. So in keeping with the spirit of November, make your own parfaits after dinner tonight. Or head out to your local DQ and get one to go!
- Parfait Ingredients: Ice Cream or frozen yogurt, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, fruit (such as strawberries and bananas), and a fancy glass.
- Directions: Layer ingredients in your glass starting with the ice cream, then syrup, fruit, and a little syrup. Repeat layers then top with whipped cream and a cherry of course!
- Or try this Pumpkin, cream cheese, cheesecake, salted caramel, Trifle parfait! WOW!
November 28 Black Friday – Friday after Thanksgiving.
- Is this really a holiday now? All I know is last time I participated I got a riding Jeep dropped on my head. the big kind, for kids to ride. It hurt. Do you all get into Black Friday, or stay home and chill where it’s warm? I like to start decorating for Christmas that night, so yeah, I’ll be home with a cup of hot chocolate!
For more fun fall ideas check out my Fall Recipes pinterest page!
And that’s it for our November holidays and fun days! Have a fun November tradition in your home? Make sure to leave a comment below.