Non-Traditional Family Activities for November | Create Memorable Moments

November is here, and it’s time to make this season extra special for your child with non-traditional family activities. Don’t settle for the same old ideas; try something new and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Are you searching every corner of the internet, including Pinterest, in hopes of finding fresh family activities? It can be frustrating when every blog suggests the same things repeatedly. You want your kids to be excited and entertained, and the best way to achieve that is by trying something different! At GameTruck, we understand your desire, so we’ve compiled an excellent list of non-traditional ways to create fun memories with your family this season. Let’s explore these unique ideas!

1. Embrace National Cinnamon Day

Cooking with your kids is an excellent 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: Unleash Your Family’s Creative Storytelling

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. Craft Scented Candles: Aromatic Creations for Family Fun Night

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: Action-Packed Adventure for Kids and Adults

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. Book a GameTruck Party for a Memorable Experience

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. 

Looking for more Non-Traditional Family Activities for November? Explore our article on 8 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family to keep the excitement going!