10 Activities for Catholic Families in November {Printable}

November can be an extra busy month as fall activities are often in full swing as well as the Thanksgiving holiday (and getting ready for Christmas).  In all of the busyness, however, I encourage you to find time to do some or all of these activities with your family.  Many are easy to do, and a majority can be enjoyed as is or modified for all of my dear Protestant friends and family.

Activities on the free printable of Activities for Catholic Families this month:

{The free printable can be found near the bottom of this post}

1.  Make a King cake or cake/dessert shaped like a crown as a “sweet” way to mark the Feast of Christ the King.  (Nov. 24, 2013 – last Sunday of Liturgical Year)

2.  Talk about that we are all called to sainthood. Work on self portraits and title them “Future Saint” or “Future St. (Child’s Name)” (All Saints Day—November 1st)

3.  Have a fish dinner to celebrate the feast day of St. Andrew (the apostle – Nov 30th).  Say a prayer for those that work to produce food.

4.  Bake bread together to deliver to friends and neighbors (especially those most in need of some extra love) in honor of the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Nov. 17th)

5.  Find an age appropriate science experiment or activity to celebrate the feast day of St. Albert the Great, patron of scientist (Nov. 15th)

6.  Make a Thankful Turkey Project:  Use the printable at http://www.reallifeathome.com/3D-turkey-cutout/ and have kids write one thing they’re thankful for on each of the turkey’s feathers.

7.  Attend Mass on All Saints Day!  (November 1st – it’s a Holy Day of Obligation.)

8.  All Souls Day (Nov 2nd) is a day to remember all who have died. To remember a special loved one, pray for their soul, visit a cemetery, and/or do a favorite activity they enjoyed.

9.  Attend a musical performance or just have a family sing along/dance party at home to honor St. Cecilia, patron saint of music. (November 22nd)

10.  Look for a program to buy Christmas gifts for a needy child (in your community or across the world) in honor of the feast day of St. Margaret of Scotland (Nov 16th), who gave gifts and food to the poor and needy.

Important Note: This download is free for personal or classroom use. You may also share it in a church bulletin or newsletter, but the copyright credit line must be included (which just means to make sure that you don’t accidentally cut off the line with the copyright information at the bottom of the printable when you are reproducing it to hand out). This printable (and its contents) cannot be sold, published, or hosted on other websites.

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November Activities for Catholic Families Printable |  ManyLittleBlessings.com*There was a date typo on the original printable, but a new one has been uploaded with the correct date for the feast of Christ the King.

Download the Ten November Activities for Catholic Families Printable

If you’re looking for past month’s printables, you can find some of them still at Catholic Mothers Online (though I will eventually move them here for ease), and then since this summer they’ve been here at Many Little Blessings.

(If you are having clarity issues with the printable, please right click on the image and choose “Save Link As” and download the document to your computer. Then, open it from your computer, rather than through your web browser’s PDF plugin, which can sometimes cause some blurriness or other issues. Actual printable page is much sharper than it appears in the thumbnail above.  Printables are often much clearer when viewed on Google Chrome.  I often have trouble with them on Mozilla Firefox.)

Look through all of the free printables here at Many Little Blessings (including First Communion, Baptism, and Confirmation invitations/announcements)


  1. says

    Hi Angie, I know it’s still mid November but wondering when you will be posting your ideas for Dec? I’m a catechist but we only have our class on the 4th Sunday of each month so the month is almost over before I see my students.

    • says

      Noreen – Thanks for checking about next month’s printable. I usually post them very late in the month. However, this month, since Thanksgiving is so late and I won’t be posting around then, I will actually have the printable up at the end of this week. :)