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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Read books about Fall.
- Read books about how animals prepare for winter.
- Make a Fall Suncatcher.
- Create a fun fall tree painting.
- Learn about birdwatching and make a set of play binoculars out of toilet paper rolls.
- Plan a day at a local state park.
Other Scavenger Hunts
- Hiking With Kids – Which Insect Repellent Do I Need?
- 5 Tips for Fall Paddling (SUP)
- F is for Fall – Kids Adventure Books Review
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