November 2014 Holidays and Activities

All saints’ day, Orphan Sunday, Daniel Boone, Robert Louis Stevenson and Treasure Island, Veteran’s Day, National Book Week, National Adoption Day, Thanksgiving and more! What holidays are you celebrating in November?

Click here for 30 Days of Thankfulness.

November 1–All Saint’s Day. Click on country to see how it is celebrated in these countries:Orphan Sunday, National Adoption Day, International Adoption

Philippines, .Eastern European Countries, .Spain

Also on November 1 Kerala Foundation Day in Kerala, India.

November 2— Orphan Sunday (and the whole month is National Adoption Awareness). See also: Orphan Sunday: 5 Reasons NOT to adopt

November 2 – Daniel Boone born, 1734

November 3 – Robert Louis Stevenson born, 1850 (Treasure Island unit study.)

November 11 – Veteran’s Day in America; Remembrance Day in Australia–traditions and info; Remembrance Day Canada.

November 12–Constitution Day in Azerbaijan–check out this fun map, flag and facts page

we both readNational Children’s Book Week, third week–activities on Education World;

–See also an article on this site called Better Together about the We Both Read series of books.

November 16, 1952 – Lucy first holds a football for Charlie Brown in the Peanuts cartoon strip. www.snoopy.com

November 22—National Adoption Day; Or, choose your state for events. Delana’s family is celebrating 7 1/2 years with the daughter they adopted from Thailand. Delana wrote a book about their adoption journey — Nine Year Pregnancy: Waiting on God–Our Journey of adoption.  For  articles and poetry about their adoption journey, check this out.

November 27 – Thanksgiving Day, last Thursday (activities & lessons); Lincoln Proclamation

Turkey, pumpkin, baby, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Blessing Tree (scroll down to see the details of this idea)

November 30– St. Andrew’s Day in Scotland; Click here for kids’ activities and coloring pages

I ran across this idea. Thought you might want to use it:

Make a tree out of construction paper and hang it on the wall. Every day put leaves on it with things you are thankful for. By Thanksgiving you should have it completely filled and running over. Just a way to help the kids and grownups to remember what God has done for them. You can make your leaves out of colored construction paper like fall leaves.  Or, trace your child’s hand on different colors of construction paper.  Hang each “leaf” upside down on the tree.  Curl the fingers slightly by rolling up over a pencil.  Write the thankful statement on the palm of the hand.

Note: I posted the above idea in 2009; in 2010 I found another wordpress blog with a similar idea. Check it out:

http://greymatterlife.com/2010/10/27/the-30-day-gratitude-challenge/. (Blessing Tree)

Thanksgiving Acrostic by Delana–On Being Thankful

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