November is a great month for national holidays that are fun for kids. Here are a few ideas for celebrating:
Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is a great time to get the whole family involved in preparing a feast. Let the kids help with simple tasks like setting the table or making decorations. You can also take a family walk to enjoy the autumn scenery, or watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. In the classroom, I love to have a Macy’s day parade. The children decorate balloons and we parade around the school.
Veterans Day: On Veterans Day, take some time to talk to your kids about the importance of honoring our military veterans. You can also create cards or care packages to send to troops overseas.
National Candy Day (November 4th): This one is sure to be a hit with the kids! Celebrate National Candy Day by making your own candy at home or having a candy-themed party. Yum!
National Day of Kindness (November 13th): You can read more about Day of Kindness and Mr. Rogers here.
National Children’s Day (November 20th): This holiday is all about celebrating the joy and wonder of childhood. Plan a special outing or activity that your kids will love, such as a trip to the zoo or a visit to a local museum.
National Family Literacy Day (November 1st): Reading is a great way to bond with your kids and encourage their love of learning. Take some time on this day to read together as a family, or even start a family book club. I love to celebrate all things literacy!
Whatever holidays you choose to celebrate, remember to have fun and enjoy the festivities! To see a complete list of all the days to Celebrate in December check out www.nationaldaycalendar.com. No matter which holidays you choose to celebrate, the most important thing is to spend quality time together as a family. Happy celebrating!