November and Thanksgiving Activities

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


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Halloween is over and it’s finally November! Lots of people start decorating for Christmas early, and I don’t blame them; with COVID-19 and CDC restrictions, the holidays are one of the few things we can look forward to! But if you’re looking for November and Thanksgiving activities specifically to do while it’s still fall, you’ve come to the right place.

  1. Make a gratitude jar: Write something you are grateful for on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Have your family do it with you too add more entries. Do this every day of November until Thanksgiving, and then open it and read them!
  2. Do some early Christmas shopping: lots of stores are doing early black Friday deals, so you wont have to deal with the crazy late hours and crowds. And don’t forget to score some deals on Cyber Monday!
  3. Go to a local farm and buy a farm-fresh turkey!
  4. Got extra pumpkins from your Halloween decorating that haven’t been carved? Learn how to make homemade pumpkin puree from them and jar it.
  5. Start a gratitude journal. Write in it during November, but keep writing in it after the month is over. See how many entries of gratitude build up over time.
  6. Try some new Thanksgiving recipes from Pinterest.
  7. Decorate your house for fall with maple leaves and fall tones.
  8. Get some fall candles and light them.
  9. Go on a walk and enjoy the cool weather!
  10. Make Thanksgiving sliders the day after Thanksgiving: use extra rolls, turkey and cranberry sauce to make the best thanksgiving sandwiches ever!
  11. Make thanksgiving crafts: banners, blocks, wooden signs, and more. See Pinterest for ideas.
  12. Make a Thanksgiving charcuterie board – find ideas on Pinterest.


For more fall activities see our other Fill Your Plate article, The Ultimate Fall To-Do List: 50 Activities for Friends and Family!

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