During the month of November, it can be both monotonous and boring for the youthful among us who are resigned to stay inside for lack of things to do. However, there are numerous activities November brings that can help keep away boredom woes. With a few creative ideas, both the young and young at heart can enjoy the autumn days in November.
It can be cold during the months of November, but that doesn't mean you have to necessarily stay inside. Outdoor activities give you and the kids fresh air and exercise while still having fun. Corn mazes are a good start, and can be fun at almost any time during the autumn months. For an added twist, you can find a corn maze that is open at night for a more challenging puzzle. Other ideas are a thanksgiving decorating contest with prizes for the winning teams, and an outdoor roast with hotdogs, marshmallows, hot chocolate and storytelling.
When fall weather hits, such as an early blizzard or rain, sometimes indoor activities are more conducive to a good time. Some good options are laser tag available at most family-fun arcade centers, cookie or cake baking contests, and board/card game nights. A scavenger hunt focused on finding fall objects such as scare crows and pumpkins is another idea for younger kids. For young teens, shopping excursions and movie theaters can take away some of the boredom. Once it gets dark, flashlight tag can also be a great way to entertain both the kids and adults.
Both indoor and outdoor crafts provide a way for kids to channel their energy into something they can see. A late pumpkin carving is a great way to let kids show off their creative talent. You can even step out of the norm by carving shapes other than faces, such as animals and landscapes. Another good option is to make homemade Christmas gifts for friends and relatives. Glass bottles filled with alternating layers of colored popping corn is easy for kids to do, and homemade drink mixes and bath salts give kids something to both smell and taste as they make them for others.
Article Written By Justin Chen
Justin Chen is a freelance writer and photographer with 6 years of professional experience in outdoor activities, extreme sports, travel and marketing topics. His professional work experience includes publication with KOMO 4 News Seattle, Fisher Interactive Network, and Demand Studios. He is a current Pre-Med student at Walla Walla University.