Five Fun Fall Things to do in November for the Whole Family

Grab your coat; November is here! From delicious meals to shopping to family time, you want this season to hold a special place in your child’s heart. You want them to create fond memories that they’ll cherish forever. 

You might be scouring Pinterest and every corner of the internet trying to find something new to do with your family this year, but every blog you read recommends the same things over and over again. You want your kids to be excited and entertained, and one of the best ways to do that is by trying something new! Your friends here at GameTruck understand that, so we’ve put together this excellent list of non-traditional ways that you can create fun memories with your family this season! Check them out! 

  1. Make something with Cinnamon (National Cinnamon Day)
    • Cooking with your kids is a great way to build new memories and teach them life skills, so find your favorite recipe for a dish with cinnamon to celebrate National Cinnamon Day.
    • You could also visit a bakery to support local businesses and order your favorite cinnamon treats there! 

  2. National Family Literacy Day
    • Did you know that every November, novelists from around the world challenge themselves by seeing how much they can write in one month? Why not join them in creating your own family novel that features your family members? 
    • Believe it or not, this is how some famous novels, like Swiss Family Robinson, came to be. Every night the Dad would tell his three sons a story that alternated the boys as the main character for that tale. After the boys fell asleep, the father would write down that night’s adventure, and these became his chapters, with the illustrations done by his sons. 
    • From world-building to character development to illustrating, this idea is free and challenges kids to get creative using their imagination. So whether your child wants to be a young wizard, a flying superhero, or simply themselves, they can star in the book your family creates. Who knows, maybe it’ll become the next bestseller or your new favorite memory. 

  3. Make Candles (Scented Candle Day)
    • Want an affordable Family Fun Night? Try making your own candles! Amazon and other crafting stores offer great kits with many options that include everything you need to make your own candles. You’ll have a beautiful-smelling home and plenty of social media-worthy pictures to share with friends and family. 

  4. Laser Tag Fall Party
    • Blast away boredom with laser tag! From capture the flag to the last man standing, your kids and their friends will have a fantastic time while you (and maybe some friends) can get a much-needed break. Call your local GameTruck today! 
    • Consider hosting a Laser Tag party at Dusk or Night for an even more fun and unique idea. Kids love staying up late and will tire themselves out for bedtime, all while creating lifelong memories with their friends. 

  5. GameTruck Thanksgiving Party
    • Invite your local GameTruck to entertain your family in a way they’ll never forget this season! No matter what the weather is like outside, GameTrucks are always the perfect temperature inside. With hundreds of games to choose from, classics and new releases, your family will love connecting and creating new memories over their favorite games. Call your local GameTruck today to book your fall party! 

Swap out the boring, run-of-the-mill ideas for something new this year! Your family might discover a new passion that helps bring everyone closer together because family and positive connections are what this season is truly about.