Explore Nature with a Fall Scavenger Hunt

Sharing is caring!

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The bright summer sun fades into golden light as leaves change color and the breeze turns colder. It’s also one of my favorite times of the year to head out hiking or enjoy a nature walk. A Fall Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to explore nature in the fall.

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn fees on qualifying purchases.

Fall has been one of my favorite times of the year since I was a little girl. I especially love autumn hiking, camping, and campfires. To me, fall is about rest and rejuvenation. We hunker down and prepare for the winter but take time to soak up the last of the summer sun and warmth.

Hiking at Lake Poinsett State Park Great Blue Heron Trail

How to Use this Fall Scavenger Hunt

Download the FREE Fall Scavenger Hunt here and print out enough copies for everyone who wants to participate.

Grab some pencils and head outside. Simply check off each item as you spot them in nature. A clipboard will help you to keep your paper organized and we always like to bring a small pouch for collecting things we find in nature.

Take Pictures

We bought our three-year-old son this camera last Christmas. It has great storage so he can take all the pictures that he wants to and we can print out his best ones. Grab a camera (or even your phone) to take pictures of each of the items on the checklist as you find them.

Have a Contest

If you are enjoying this fall scavenger hunt with several children you may want to have them compete against each other or in small groups to see who can find the most items first. You can offer a prize if you like or the winners can enjoy bragging rights.

family at pinnacle

Extended Your Learning

This fall scavenger hunt should serve as a catalyst for extended learning and is not meant to be a stand-alone activity.

Other Scavenger Hunts

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Spring Scavenger Hunt

Read Next

Don’t forget to download the scavenger hunt here!

Pin this Fall Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt to Pinterest to save it for later.

Fall Nature Walk Checklist

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.