November Activities for Kids

A collection of fun and easy November Activities for Kids! Learn about and celebrate the various holidays in November with your child with crafts, books, and activities that are fun and easy to set up together.

Which November themed activity will you try first?

November Activities for Kids

November Activities for Kids

This month there are so many fun fall activities to choose from for your child. I wanted to highlight for you some activities that are a perfect fit for the month of November. There’s actually quite a few holidays in this month to learn about with kids.

Plus simple ideas for being intentional about gratitude and kindness as we begin the holiday season.

You can start off your November with a Fall Virtual Field Trip! Head to a turkey farm, explore the changing fall leaves or learn how various vegetables are harvested.

Organize your month of November with our free monthly activity guide. Grab yours here!

November Activity Calendar for Kids

If you’re looking for a few quick ideas for November these are my favorite posts.

Here are our top picks of November Themes and Activities for you to do this month with your child.

Gratitude and Thankfulness

As we enter this season of gratitude and thankfulness with your family there are various ways to help your child learn these life skills. Many of these projects will make an impact for a lifetime on your heart and theirs.

magnetic Thankful Tree a photo project for beginning readers this Thanksgiving
Thankful Banner Project for Kids for Thanksgiving
Teaching Gratitude at Home with Kids

Create a Magnetic Thankful Tree  to display in your home for Thanksgiving.

Work on household chores and create a new way of Teaching Gratitude at Home with Your Child while getting your house ready for holiday guests.

Decorate the house with this easy DIY Thankful Banner Idea for Kids.

Kick off your very own 30 Day November gratitude challenge.

Acts of Kindness and Community Outreach

Did you know that World Kindness Day is November 13? Here are a few ways to focus on acts of kindness towards others this November. We’re sharing a few activity ideas for how to connect our children to our community and those in need.

Front door covered with leaves for random act of kindness in fall
Acts for Kindness Tree
kindness songs

Get inspired this holiday season with 12 Kindness Activities for All Ages.

Spread some random acts of kindness using this Fall Kindness Activity for Kids with Leaves.

Learn to sing these 7 Songs for Teaching Kindness.

Track your acts of Kindness by making an adorable leaf themed Random Acts of Kindness Wreath.

Kick off the holiday season with Kindness Elves Free Printables for Busy Parents.

Here are a few tips for Kindness Elf Ideas & Message Starters.

Helping your local Children's Hospital Units for Community Outreach
Gratitude Garage Sale Money Jar
Pottery Bowls

Want to help NICU families? Here’s How to Support your Local Children’s Hospital during the holidays.

Help your child learn to support others by Organizing a Gratitude Garage Sale.

Support your local community by Hosting an Empty Bowl Event.

How to Support Your Local BackPack Program
Operation Brown Bag
5 Ways to Volunteer with Senior Citizens

Prepare to connect with your local homeless community with Operation Brown Bag Giving.

Get involved by donating to your local school’s backpack program.

Connect with those feeling alone, here’s 5 Ways to Volunteer With Senior Citizens.

You can teach your child to think of others by Supporting a Charity with Your Family.

Harvest & Food

This time of year as Thanksgiving approaches and our tables are filled with delicious foods, it’s a special time to focus on learning about harvesting with kids. Did you know the best time of day to harvest most vegetables is in the early morning after the dew dries?

Benefits of Gardening with kids
Harvest Activities for Preschool
Virtual Pumpkin Patch Field Trips for Kids

Learn about The Benefits of Harvesting from your own Garden

Explore these Harvest Preschool Activities.

Here are a few Tips for Harvesting Vegetables.

Go on a Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trip.

Head to the library and pick out some of these Harvest Books for Kids.

Explore the Food Groups! Fruits, Vegetables, Protein, Dairy, and Grains.

Take a Fall Virtual Field Trip to explore how farmers harvest corn, pumpkins, apples and more!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity to observe appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and to celebrate November 26 as Native American Heritage Day. It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures, and important contributions of our nation’s first people.

Navajo Weaving Videos and Activities for Kids

Are you looking for best books by or about American Indians? First Nations? Native Americans? Indigenous People? Take a look here… American Indians in Children’s Literature

Here are a few more activity ideas for Native American Heritage Month

Election Day Activities for Kids

Election Day is held each November in the United States and it’s an important time for our nation. It’s a chance to vote and advocate for what’s best for our children and citizens. These activities and books will help you to teach your child about the election process.

books about voting for kids
election day activities
Learning about the Presidential Election with Kids

Head to the library to select these Books for Teaching Kids about Election Day.

Involve even your youngest using these Election Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Understand our Electoral College using Activities for Learning about the Presidential Election with Kids.

Veterans Day Activities

Veterans Day is observed on November 11 each year. The observance preserves the historical significance of the date, World War I fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

This holiday helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Veterans Day Activities for Kids

Use these patriotic ideas for honoring our Veterans…

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Washington D.C. Veterans Memorials

Diwali Activities

Diwali or Deepawali, known as the ‘festival of lights,’ is usually celebrated in October or November based on a lunar calendar. Lasting over five days, the holiday is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs worldwide. Here are a few activity ideas to learn about Diwali traditions.

Easy Diwali Crafts for school
Diwali Books for Kids
DIY Diya Crafts for Kids this Diwali

For more ideas explore this collection of Diwali Activities for Kids.

Forest Animals

November is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore nature more with hiking and road trips. Learning about forest animals during this month can be fun for kids.

Gruffalo Themed Animals Shapes
Forest Themed Activities
Teddy Bear Activities for Kids

For more Forest Activities take a look at these 10+ Book Inspired Forest Activities.

Owls Crafts and Activities

As the days get shorter learning about owls and nocturnal animals can be fun during the month of November. Here are a few of my favorite owl activities.

Owl alphabet game for preschoolers
Night Owl Art Projects for Kids
10+ Owl Crafts and Activities for Kids

Learn to identify letters with this free Printable Owl Themed Alphabet Game.

It’s time for painting with this adorable Night Owl Art Project.

Discover what owls eat with this Owl Science Afterschool with Owl Pellets

Create a special keepsake with this Owl Handprint Art Project.

Make your own Owl Headband Tutorial

Making Owl Shaped Pizza with Kids

Want more ideas, try these 10+ Owl Crafts and Activities for Kids

Leaves & Acorns Activities

Depending on where you leave November might be when you finally get to see leaves changing and acorns falling in your area. Here’s a few nature activities to keep handy this month as you explore outdoors in the cooler weather.

10 Fall Leaf Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers
50+ Fall STEM Activities for Kids
acorn activities for preschoolers with acorns and fall leaves

Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Activity Ideas for Kids
Family celebrating Thanksgiving with thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Elementary school ages
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt for Kids

Perfect for Thanksgiving Break! Try these Thanksgiving Activity Ideas for School Ages.

Create an adorable Pilgrim Craft with this Littlest Pilgrim Writing Prompt.

Keep your little one focused on writing over with these printable Thanksgiving Writing Prompts.

Create an adorable Pilgrim Craft with this Littlest Pilgrim Writing Prompt.

For more ideas, explore this collection of 40+ Thanksgiving Activities for Kids!

Turkey Crafts

Turkey Activities for Preschoolers
Gratitude Turkey Art Project for a Handmade Chocolate Bar Wrapper

Make a special gift to show someone you’re thankful with this Gratitude Turkey Gift Wrap Tutorial.

Sneak in learning over the break with these Turkey Learning Games and Activities.

Create some colorful turkey crafts with a few Turkey Activities for Preschoolers.

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts for Kids
Gobbly Fun Turkey Crafts for Kids
Lego Fun with Turkeys from The Educators' Spin On It

Encourage your child to learn to express gratitude with these Turkey Writing Prompts for Kids.

Grab some construction paper and features for these Gobbly Fun Turkey Crafts for Kids.

Create a hands-on activity with a LEGO Turkey Busy Bag.

Create a reading buddy with this DIY Felt Turkey Finger Puppet Craft.

Make a keepsake handmade turkey t-shirt with your little one this Thanksgiving.

Family Activities for Thanksgiving

November Theme Ideas

  • Acorns
  • Election Day
  • Diwali
  • Family
  • Forest Animals
  • Gratitude
  • Harvest & Food
  • Kindness
  • Leaves
  • Native Americans
  • Owls
  • Thankful
  • Thanksgiving
  • Turkeys
  • Veterans Day
November Themed Books for Kids

November Books for Kids

I’ve handpicked a collection of children’s books you can read this month to go along with the activities that I shared with you. I love doing storytime with a book, activity and snack the kids can make.

Head over now to see our complete list of recommended November Books.

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November Activity Calendar Guide

Printable November Activity Calendar

Here’s a special November activity calendar just for you! I’ve organized all of these activities and themes for a thankful month with your child. DOWNLOAD & PRINT NOW

You can learn more here about our free Monthly Activity Calendars for Kids

Did you miss October Activities for Kids?

Want to look ahead? Get ready for the holidays with this December Monthly Calendar.

Hope you’re enjoyed our complete collection of November activities for kids. Let us know which ones are your child’s favorite in the comments below.

80+ November Activities for Kids

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