Updated: Dec 23, 2020
We're starting a new monthly Family Fun blog. To get us started here are some ideas for activities for November.
The nights are drawing in and Lockdown 2.0 is upon us, not to mention the unpredictable weather. CARA has some fun ideas for your family so you can make the most of your time together, whether its indoors or braving the elements:
Autumn Leaves are falling so why not go out on a family walk around the village and collect some of nature’s beautiful colours. Create some fun and silly animal collages and get the whole family involved. Post them to loved ones to provide some happy post over the next month. But don’t leave it too long as they will turn a little crispy!
Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night is today so make your own family fun by setting up a Hot Chocolate Station with ALL the trimmings to make it extra special so you can warm up those cold fingers:
Luxury slow-cooked hot chocolate.
300g Drinking Chocolate Powder
3 tbsp of Nutella (or dairyfree/nutfree alt)
1 Small Carton of Single Cream (or dairyfree alt)
4 Pints of Whole Milk (or dairyfree alt)
Stir well with an electric whisk
Cook on high in a slow cooker for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Toilet Roll Firework Painting
(hopefully there won’t be so much panic buying this time round!)
You will need:
Large sheets of plain paper
Cardboard loo rolls
Cut slits around one side of the toilet paper roll with scissors. You can cut the slits as long and as wide as you wish.
Use your fingers to press or fold down the sides of the roll to the end of the slit. You can press down on them on the table to fan them out.
Pour the paints on paper plates. You can pour one colour per plate, or you can pour a couple of colours on one plate to get a different effect.
Tilt the plate so that the paint can spread out on the plate. If you are having trouble getting the paint to spread out, then you can use a paintbrush to help.
Dip the toilet paper roll in the paint gently.
Stamp the toilet paper roll on a piece of paper.
We hope it goes with a bang (and not too much mess!)
Go Virtual if you are worried about pets, young children or thatched roofs but don’t want to miss out on a good fireworks display, why not watch a virtual firework display in the comfort and safety of your own home? There are loads to choose from on YouTube or try out a Disney one the kids will love.
Remembrance Sunday is on the 11th November and celebrations will not be the same as normal but poppies are still on sale so please don’t forget to get one and show your support. Why not decorate your house by painting a poppy and displaying it in your window for children to spot or try this art and craft idea involving some basic egg cartons.
Cut out the centre of a large paper plate and paint green.
Cut individual cups out of the egg carton and paint red.
Let dry then paint the middle black.
Glue on the poppy flowers
Hang on your door or window
Autumn Scavenger Hunt
Tick off the items you find on the checklist (click below to download the checklist). Did you find them all?
We'd love to see what you create, you can share pictures of your creations in the comments below.
And we'd also love to hear your ideas for activities we can share in future posts.