November Family Holidays: 30 Days of Fun Celebrations

Family around a table with pumpkin pie. "November 30 Days of Family Celebrations"

Here we are in November. November Family Holidays include National Novel Writing Month,  National Life Writing Month, Picture Book Month and National Family Literacy Month. The third week is both National Young Readers Week and National Book Award Week. So we’re going to see a LOT of book holidays this month. I can’t think of a better way to spend a crisp November afternoon than curled up with a book. By the end of the month, we’ll be busy with Thanksgiving and then pre-Christmas fun. Let’s go do fun stuff with our families!

November 1, 2022
National Authors Day
National Family Literacy Day

At Home Family Fun:

  • Do you have a favorite Minnesota Author? If not, peruse our Bookhounds Author Directory and pick one.
  • Gianna’s family started up a pen pal relationship with their favorite author. You may not get to be pen pals, but it couldn’t hurt to write them a letter.
  • Become an author today.  Staple some paper together (or get fancy and buy a blank book) to write and illustrate your own story.

Outing Idea:

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas:

Today is also National Eat Healthy Day and the first day of Eat Smart Month. Since it is Sunday, let’s try out this kid-friendly, heart healthy Slow Cooker Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes from the Heart Association. Hold onto the leftovers and make some broth with the bones, we’re going to use both tomorrow (and if your family is small enough, Tuesday)!

Dinner Conversation Starter: What kind of book would you like to write someday?

Learn More:

About National Authors Day and National Family Literacy Day.


November 1-2, 2022

Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos

At Home Family Fun:

  • Pull out the old family albums and talk about your own ancestors and living relatives.
  • If you are comfortable pulling pictures out of the albums, you could put them up on a small table so you can remember them all day.
  • Fly Kites, in the Guatemalan tradition, of sending notes to deceased loved ones or sharing messages of peace.
  • Looking for a Family Movie Night? We reviewed Coco here. It is streaming on Disney+ or you can rent it from Amazon for $3.99.

Outing Idea:

Read Aloud:

The Remembering Day / El dia de los muertos (English and Spanish Edition) by Pat Mora. This book looks long, but half the text is in Spanish and half in English, so you really only need to read half.

Dinner Ideas:

Follow any Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe you like, just make sure to use the leftovers and the broth you made yesterday. This is by far my favorite soup!

Dinner Conversation Starter: Tell your kids your favorite stories from your parents, grandparents or even great grandparents’ childhoods. We don’t want to lose these memories.
Learn More: About Day of the Dead from the History Channel.


 

November 3, 2022
World Jellyfish Day

At Home Family Fun:

Outing Idea:

Visit an Twin Cities-area aquarium or zoo that has a jellyfish exhibit, including:

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

Today is also National Sandwich Day, which works well if you plan to vote in person tonight.

  • If you still happen to have some chicken leftover from Sunday, you can get one more meal out of it.
  • Or, if you are feeling fancy, Skippy Peanut Butter has a recipe for a Peanut Butter Jellyfish Sandwich (not made with jellyfish).

Dinner Conversation Starter: Cool fact.  We learned from the book Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins, that the sun jellyfish is the longest animal in the world.  Their tentacles can be over 200 feet long. That’s longer the the Blue Whale and longer than the largest dinosaur.

Learn More:

About World Jellyfish Day.


First Saturday of November: Book Lovers Day

At Home Family Fun:

I like to re-organize the family bookshelves to feature different kids books at least one Saturday each month. Of course, nothing encourages my kids to read like a perfect shelf, so I have to be ready for it to be destroyed.

Outing Idea:

After organizing the shelf, there are always books we are ready to trade out. So a Little Free Library Walk is one of our favorite Saturday book loving activities.
Saturdays are a good day to stop by and pick up any books you’ve ordered from the library.
I miss adding to my book collection at thrift stores, antique shops and local bookstores (we’ve listed all our favorite independent shops at the link). You can order online and pick up your books if need be.

Dinner Ideas:

Have a book club night! Here’s the truth about me. I don’t go to book club meetings because I’m a booklover. I can do that by myself. I go to book club meetings for the food and conversation.

Make it a simple finger food night — Veggies and dip, tiny sandwiches, roll-ups, sushi…, whatever your family likes.  Then spend the dinner hour talking about your favorite books.

If your family loves this and wants to make it a regular thing. Growing Book by Book website has done the work for us, selecting books, activities and menus for a monthly family book club.

 


November 5, 2022
American Football Day

At Home or Outing Idea:

  • Take your football game to your favorite park (or the backyard), along with warm blankets for anyone who would rather be a spectator and a thermos of hot cocoa or apple cider.

Read Aloud:

Football With Dad (Little Golden Book) by Frank Berrios

Dinner Ideas

  • Gianna shares some ideas for Football Snacks and Fun at Home. Maybe incorporate one of these ideas into dinner tonight.
  • Our go-to football dinner is chili – an easy meal to get going in the slow-cooker during the day and have ready to eat.

Learn More:

About American Football Day.


November 6, 2022

Name A Musical Instrument After Yourself Day

At Home Family Fun:

  • Get out some beans, old plastic Easter eggs, toilet paper tubes, rubber bands, oatmeal containers and anything else you can think of and start making creative musical instruments. Then name them after yourself.
  • Watch This Is Minnesota Orchestra on TPT tonight at 8pm

Outing Idea:

The Schubert Club Music Museum, located within the beautiful and interesting Landmark Center in St Paul, has a number of hands-on musical displays and and instruments for kids to experiment with. Perhaps your kids could pick out an instrument that speaks to them? Open Wednesday-Sunday, admission is FREE.

Girl trying bell tree at the Schubert Club Museum in Saint Paul, MN

Read Aloud:

November 8, 2022
STEM/STEAM Day

At Home Family Fun / Outing Idea:

Anne shares her favorite 6 Places for Any Time Hands-On Science with Kids in the Twin Cities.

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

Bright Horizons has some ideas for making dinner preparations a STEM activity, including some questions you can use for Dinner Conversation Starters.

Learn More:

Science Activities for Kids.

Science Activities for Kids

Bonus November Holiday: Election Day

Election Day: Election Day Fun for Twin Cities Families. Currently, Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio is a favorite with my kids – boys & girls – and I really don’t mind reading and re-reading it and we have also recently borrowed the sequel, Grace Goes to Washington.


November 9, 2022
Go to an Art Museum Day

At Home Family Fun:

The Met offers quite a bit of artwork in the public domain. Print one, like the Painting — Merry Company on a Terrace below — and play a game of I Spy.  Go to the original on The Met’s website so you can increase the size as needed.  You should be able to find:

  1. A Sunflower
  2. A walking stick with a face at the tip
  3. A hobby horse
  4. Pink roses
  5. Earrings
  6. A man sticking out his tongue
Title:Merry Company on a Terrace Artist:Jan Steen (Dutch, Leiden 1626–1679 Leiden) Date:ca. 1670
Click here to go to the original image on The Met website.

Because The Met allows for use of Open Access works, it could be fun to print artwork to study together and learn more about.

Outing Idea:

Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center are good local choices. Plan ahead for visit with kids by exploring on their websites.

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas:

I don’t know any parent who has time to make art out of their food, but these 19 Works Of Art Made With Food are fun to look at and maybe it will inspire a helper to dish out tonight’s dinner with a little extra flair.

Dinner Conversation Starter: Babar’s children have many questions about Art. “Does it have to be pretty? Does it have to be old? Does it have to make sense?”  How do you feel about these questions?

Learn More:

About Go to An Art Museum Day.


November 10, 2022
Anniversary of the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

At Home Family Fun:

Held at Split Rock Lighthouse, the Annual Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting is a wee bit far for an outing, so check out their social media platforms where footage of the beacon is typically provided by KBJR TV in Duluth.

Outing Idea:

  • Road Trip? Again, this is not a realistic impromptu road trip idea, but if you plan to be in the area around the time of the Edmund Fitzgerald anniversary, the beacon lighting is an annual in-person event, too.
  • Or not? Closer to home is the lighthouse at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis and you might find it fun to watch boats on the Mississippi.

Read Aloud:

This book made my cry: The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell by Kathy-jo Wargin. I think this is a shelf-worthy book considering it is a part of Minnesota history.

Dinner Ideas:

Here is an interesting article about what crews eat on a Great Lakes Freighter. It looks like you can go with anything “meat and potato”, but I like the idea of fish for this meal.

Dinner Conversation Starter: Would you want to work aboard a ship? Why or why not?

Learn More:

About this and other shipwrecks on the Minnesota History site.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Bonus November 10th Holiday:

Sesame Street Day – Pull out the videos from when Sesame Street was good! and read everyone’s favorite Sesame Street book – The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone. For those of you (like me) who don’t do voices as well as you would like, let Grover read it.


November 11, 2022

Veterans Day / Remembrance Day

At Home Family Fun:

Outing Idea:

Veterans Day Park Memorials

Read Aloud:

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven. Find a PDF of the book here.

Dinner Ideas

Set your own White Table tonight.
Dinner Conversation Starter: What’s the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

Learn More:

Learn more about Veterans Day here.


November 12, 2022

National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

At Home Family Fun:

Outing Idea:

Go the place that lifts your soul today:

  • A nature walk
  • An art museum
  • A sculpture garden
  • A Mary garden
  • A fairy garden
  • A peace garden (pictured below, the Lyndale Park Peace Garden)
  • A book store.

Maybe make this a one-on-one date with your child that needs the most peace right now.

Lyndale Park Peace Garden

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

Chicken Soup with Rice (or noodles or dumplings).
Dinner Conversation Starter: Share inspiring and uplifting stories from your own life tonight.

Learn More:

About Chicken Soup for the Soul.


November 13, 2022
World Kindness Day & Robert Louis Stevenson’s Birthday

At Home Family Fun:

Doing Good Together gave us some suggestions to Turn Family Movie Night into a Cozy Act of Kindness.

Outing Idea:

Can you think of ways to Give Back With Random Acts of Kindness while out on a family walk today?

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

Make some Fairy Bread for dessert tonight.
Dinner Conversation Starter: One of the wonderful things about family is that you can learn to be kind to people who sometimes annoy you. This is especially true for siblings. Let’s say something kind about everyone at the table tonight.

Learn More:

“It is the history of our kindnesses that alone make this world tolerable.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson. Learn more about Robert Louis Stevenson.


November 14, 2022

National Pickle Day

At Home Family Fun:

Teach your kids how to make Refrigerator Pickles. Mark your calendar for two weeks from today to try your homemade pickles!

Outing Idea:

  • Go play pickle ball (outdoors if you can find a cleared court).

Dinner Ideas

Burgers? Add pickles or fried pickles as a side to your meal tonight.

Learn More:

About National Pickle Day.


November 15, 2022
I Love to Write Day

At Home Family Fun:

  • Write a Story.  If your kids love to tell stories and write them down. Spend some time today indulging that desire.
  • Draw a Story. I DO love to write! My children, not so much. I’ve recently decided this relates to the fact that my kids struggle with all things related to fine motor skills — ie. tying their shoes, penmanship, pouring milk. While I want them to get to a point where they love to write, too. I think I have to deal with their fine motor skills first.  This is why I have decided to start encouraging drawing first. I like Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals because it incorporates many of the same shapes we use in drawing letters. Find his Drawing Pages here.
  • Play Mad Libs.  For a shorthand version of writing, play a game of Mad Libs.
  • Or try these 15 Fun & Creative Writing Games from MomJunction.

Outing Idea:

  • Start a Nature Journal Today.  Get outside on a hike, to a park or just around your own home to observe nature and then come back in a write about what you found.
  • Consider signing up for writing classes at the Loft Literary Center.

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

This is also National Clean Out Your Fridge Day – Let’s do a leftovers smorgasbord for dinner tonight to make room for that Turkey that needs to defrost.
Dinner Conversation Starter: Share some of your stories or Mad Libs at dinner tonight.

Learn More:

I Love to Write Day was started by Author John Riddle.


November 16, 2022

National Button Day

At Home Family Fun:

Treasure Art - Button Tree

Outing Idea:

Visit the Wall of Buttons at the Children’s Museum.

Minnesota Children's Museum
What is better than a wall of buttons?

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

These DIY chocolate buttons from Ribbons & Glue are so cute and would make a nice dessert on their own or you could add them to the top of cupcakes, cookies or muffins.

Chocolate Buttons on National Button Day Pin Code
Follow our Birthday Pinterest Board for more fun ideas like this.

Dinner Conversation Starter: Share this button trivia. Did you know that pre-historic people used thorns before buttons were invented?

Learn More:

From the National Button Society.


November 17, 2022

National Hiking Day

At Home Family Fun:

If you are the hibernating kind of family, you could prepare for the spring with these 7 Exercises You Can Do With Your Kids for Easier Hiking from Get Out With Kids.

Outing Idea:

If you embrace Minnesota winters, Three Rivers Park System recommends the follow parks for winter hiking:

All of these parks rent snowshoes should you need them.

girl with snowshoes
If there is too much snow to hike, than borrow snow shoes

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

Start testing out backpacking meals now and you’ll know which ones you want to pack next summer when you start camping.
Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could go hiking anywhere, where would you want to go?

Learn More:

About Hiking from the American Hiking Society.


November 18, 2022
High Five A Librarian Day

At Home Family Fun:

Send a virtual high five to your favorite librarian. Tag them on social media, send them a letter or an email or just send them a high five in the website’s chat-box.

P.S. Don’t forget your Toy Librarians and Art Lending Librarians! Both of these grass roots, non profit programs could probably use a little reminder of our appreciation this year!

High Five a Librarian Day
High Five Your Favorite Librarian on Social Media Today!

Outing Idea:

Make it a trip to your favorite library. Wave to the librarians and yell, I mean whisper, “HIGH FIVE LIBRARY LADY (or GUY)”

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

Some inspired librarian(s) gathered a whole pinboard of literary-themed recipes on Pinterest.
Dinner Conversation Starter: If there was a librarian who made a difference in your life, share your experience with your kids.  If not, who got your excited about books and how?

Learn More:

Read More About High Five A Library Day.

Ramsey County Library - Roseville
Roseville library

November 19, 2022
National Camp Day

At Home Family Fun:

  • Now is a good time to start thinking about summer camps and summer camping You might have to wait to the start of the new year to register for summer camps or book your campsite, but if you start looking now, you can be the first in line!
  • Spread out a campsite in your living room and have an indoor camping day!boys bunk in the camper

Outing Idea:

campfire surrounded by family

Dinner Ideas

Pull out those backpacking recipes that you started testing on Tuesday and try another one today.
Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could go camping anywhere, where would you want to go? Is the answer the same as backpacking?

Bonus November Holiday: National Family Volunteer Day

At home family fun:

Gianna suggests these Ways To Give Back to Community as a Family. Most of these can actually double as a family outing as we’ve listed many local charities (such as Second Harvest Heartland) where families with kids can volunteer.


November 20, 2022
National Pay Back Your Parents Day

This was meant to be a good kind of payback, but we can have some fun with it.

At Home Family Fun:

Switch rolls in fun ways today.  Do mom and dad usually cook?  Let the kids cook.  Do mom and dad usually limit kids’ screen-time. Kids get to limit parents’ screen time today.  If dad makes really bad dad jokes, kids get to do it today.  Who usually controls the remote? Change it up today. What other fun ways can kids “payback” their parents?

Read Aloud Wednesday

Dinner Ideas

It’s kids cook night! Let them pick something they can make from beginning to end, while the parents just poke their head in every few minutes to say. “I’m hungry, when is dinner?”
Dinner Conversation Starter: Read this quote from Lois McMaster Bujold: “You don’t pay back your parents. You can’t. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It’s a sort of entailment.”  What do you think that means and what do you think of that idea. Find the longer quote on GoodReads.

Learn More:

About Pay Back Your Parents Day.


November 21, 2022
International Games Day

At Home Family Fun:

Outing Idea:

  • Have a family “field day” in the back yard or nearby park with fun races and contests for everyone.
  • Visit a store like Mischief Toy Store or Games by James to find a new game. This may have to be a one-on-one visit as Mischief has limited capacity and other safety restrictions in place.

Read Aloud:

Dinner Ideas

  • If you are  celebrating with a field day, start your favorite crockpot meal, so you can come into a warm and filling dinner after a day of outdoor fun.
    • Dinner Conversation Starter: Play a conversation game, like “Would You Rather”.
  • If you are having a game night, go with easy — pizza. snack veggies and popcorn?
    • You won’t need a conversation starter if you are playing games as you eat.

Learn More:

International Games Day was created by the American Library Association to encourage gaming events at libraries.  It is held the third Saturday of November.


November 22, 2022
Go For A Ride Day

At Home Family Fun:

Try some of these virtual rides at Disneyland via Orlando On the Cheap. (They would best on the biggest screen you can use.)

Outing Idea:

The choice of November 22nd for this date is a bit unfortunate for those of us in the Twin Cities.  Depending on the year, it could be too late for a family bike ride and its a few days too early for a ride around to look at holiday lights. In case, the weather cooperates, Anne suggests:

Or, start pre-planning your drive for viewing holiday lights next week.

Learn More:

About Go For A Ride Day.


November 23, 2022
National Family Week

Whatever you do today, spend some time together and keep it easy. We’ve got a big week coming up and then we’ll be in full on Holiday season.

At Home Family Fun:

Pick one of these 75 Fun Indoor Games to play together.

Outing Idea:

Pick anything from our Family Fun Calendar and do it together.

Consider planning a family photograph. DIY if you want to include it in Christmas Cards or maybe its time to have a professional photo done. Gianna has created a list of local photographers.

Family Photographers

Learn More:

National Family Week.


November 24, 2022
Birthday of Architect Cass Gilbert

At Home Family Fun:

Little Kids: Get out blocks and design your own buildings.
All Ages: Play a game of Jenga.  If you don’t have a Jenga game, play a reverse Jenga game, taking turns adding blocks to a tower until someone makes it fall.

Outing Idea:

See some Cass Gilbert architecture up close. Examples of his work include:

Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol – Image Used With Permission from Minnesota Historical Society

Read Aloud:

On Bookflix watch – This Is the House That Jack Built by Simms Taback, paired with Totally Strange Buildings by Lisa M. Herrington

Dinner Ideas

It’s Tuesday, let’s be taco architects. Everyone gets to build their own taco tonight.
Dinner Conversation Starter: Fun Fact: Cass Gilbert was raised by a single mother and dropped out of high school so he could work, but became one of the most respected architects of his time.

Learn More:

About Cass Gilbert.


November 25, 2022
National Jukebox Day

At Home Family Fun:

Break out your favorite music (this would be an awesome day to pull out your vinyl collection if you have one). Turn up the music and sing loud, dance (and maybe clean a little).  You could bring home a roll of nickels to hand out and make everyone pay a nickel to pick a song. Get fancy, make a jukebox out of a cardboard box where kids can drop in their nickels when they choose the next song.

Read Aloud:

The Jukebox Man by Jacqueline K. Ogburn – The nostalgic story of a girl accompanying her grandfather as he services jukeboxes.

Dinner Ideas:

Serve some traditional diner food — like hamburgers or hot dogs with French fries and play some 50s music while you eat.

Dinner Conversation Starter: What is your favorite song right now? Can you guess each other’s favorites before they reveal it?

Learn More:

about National Jukebox Day, marking the anniversary of the first coin-operated jukebox.


Fourth Thursday of the Month:
Thanksgiving

At Home Family Fun:

 

Gianna has shared her family’s ideas for Thanksgiving at home here:

Outing Idea:

There is never a lot to do on Thanksgiving, but we can usually count on Como Zoo to be open (don’t forget you need to pre-register to visit this year). If that is too much to add to an already busy day, just get out for a walk around the neighborhood or play a game of football in the yard or nearby park.

Read Aloud:

Take a Bookflix break today and read along with Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp and Thanksgiving by Trudi Strain Trueit.

 

Dinner Ideas:

Dinner Conversation Starter: I can’t really top the Thanksgiving tradition of sharing what we are most grateful for.

Learn More:

According to MNopedia, the Minnesota Turkey industry began with small backyard flocks raised on family farms and became the top turkey-producing state in the country.


November 26, 2022: National Cake Day

November 26th is National Cake DayIn my family, this happens to be a busy birthday week, so cake is quite likely.  One of our favorite books to read on birthdays is A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake by Debra Frasier.

Rice Krispee Mine Craft Cake
Rice Krispee Mine Craft Cake

Bonus November Holidays: Friday After Thanksgiving
Black Friday/ Green Friday / Buy Nothing Day

At Home Family Fun:

Most years, it is not that hard to buy nothing if you stay home. This year may prove a little more difficult. I have to admit, we’ve gotten used to ordering whatever we need as soon as we need it. Use this day to look for Indoor or Outdoor games to play at home. We found quite a few games that don’t require purchases or special equipment: Indoor Fun at Home: No Energy, No Space, No TV, No Problem.

Outing Idea:

Avoid the crowds and opt outside instead in 2022. Each year, we gather family fun Black Friday AlternativesWe have ideas for family fun whether you choose to stay indoors, #OptOutside or Go Green.

Boy walking outside in the late fall. "Instead of BLACK FRIDAY #optoutside Buy Nothing Day Green Friday."

Read Aloud:

Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman is a sweet book about a boy’s unshakeable faith in his grandfather’s ability to make something out of something others might throw away.

Dinner Ideas:

Buy nothing for dinner tonight. Use your Thanksgiving leftovers and pantry items to make dinner, so you don’t have to buy any ingredients today.

Dinner Conversation Starter: What are some ways we can use what we have instead of buying new?

Learn More:

About the origins of Buy Nothing Day.


Followed by: Small Business Saturday

Outing Idea:

Check out some of these local toys, toymakers and toy stores. This year may not be the best year to take the whole family, but a one-on-one shopping date with each of your kids could replace a big family outing.

At Home Family Fun:

With Smaller Kids: Play store. Get out toys, toy or real food, or even books that your child can sell in their store.  If you don’t have a toy cash register, an old calculator or keyboard set on a box works pretty good. Kids can make their own money out of paper.

Any Age: If you aren’t comfortable shopping with your kids. Pour over the websites of these toy stores together to gather ideas and maybe order online.

A Toy Store for Every Family - Featuring Logos of independent toy stores in twin cities

Read Aloud:

Today is also Indies First Day. Visit one of our favorite Twin Cities Independent Bookstores for Kids while on your rounds today and grab something off the cheap racks. These bookstores also offer online ordering.

Boy laughing while reading a book - "Fill Your Bookshelves with Joy! 10 Best Kid-Friendly Bookstores in the Twin Cities"

Dinner Ideas:

We can shop local and small for meals too.  Many of our favorite Farmers Markets offer winter markets.  Or hit up your favorite co-op for tonight’s meal.
Dinner Conversation Starter: What do you want for Christmas? What do you wish you could buy someone else for Christmas?

Learn More:

About Small Business Saturday.


Saturday after Thanksgiving:

Minnesota Holiday Light Display Kickoff. Holiday light displays traditionally start up the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Go for a drive to see what awesome displays you can find.


November 29, 2022
Birthday of Henry Mower Rice

At Home Family Fun:

Watch the Landmark Center’s Virtual Tour of Rice Park, which was originally donated to the City of Saint Paul by Henry Rice.

Outing Idea:

Then physically visit Rice Park in Saint Paul for an Sunday afternoon family walk. The holiday lights will be shining bright by this date!

The Landmark Center in Winter
Rie Park & The Landmark Center in Winter – Image courtesy of the City of St. Paul

Read Aloud:

I could not find any children’s books about Henry Rice or Rice Park. Depending on your children’s age and interest level you could share the information we printed below from MNopedia.

Dinner Ideas:

Serve a kid-friendly rice bowl recipe.


November 30, 2022
Remembrance Day for Lost Species

At Home Family Fun:

With little kids: Play with dinosaurs or pretend to be dinosaurs.
With bigger kids: Do some research together on extinct species. Here is a list of species we lost in 2019.

Outing Ideas:

With little kids: Dinosaurs Around Town: Find Dinosaurs in the Twin Cities
Girl by large beaver diorama at Bell Museum of Natural History.

Beaver Diorama at Bell Museum

Read Aloud:

Bookflix: Pull out your library card, log into Bookflix and watch/read along with Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems and Tyrannosaurus Rex by Wil Mara.

Local Author: Catherine Thimmesh has a few books that can tie into extinct and endangered species aimed at children reading at a Grade 5-7 level. You can go a little younger if reading aloud:

Dinner Ideas:

Serve Broccoli – what little dinosaur doesn’t love to chomp on baby dinosaur trees.
Consider going all-organic with today’s meal. According to this list of 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Protect Wildlife, avoiding pesticides can help.
Dinner Conversation Starter: Why not read over the list above and plan ways your family can protect wildlife.PIck up your CSA Box at Eastside Food Co-op

Learn More:

About Remembrance Day for Lost Species.

 

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