This fall walk scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to enjoy a fun activity with your kids.
You'll have a blast searching high and low for these fall nature objects. When you find one, you get to color it in on this simple printable.
Find out more about this fall scavenger hunt for kids and get your free printable scavenger hunt today!
A Fantastic Fall Way to Explore the Outdoors with Kids
Fall is such a wonderful time of year to get outside and explore nature with your kids.
Cooler temperatures and beautiful colors make it fascinating to see all the changes taking place during this season.
My boys and I love getting outside in autumn and making all sorts of observations - especially on nature walks!
And, of course, we'll be going to our favorite hiking trails with our new free Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt printed out and placed on a clipboard (with an attached pencil). It's a great way to enjoy fun fall activities with the whole family.
There are so many seasonal prompts to look for that it will take us a few nature walks at least to find them all. Such wonderful motivation for getting outdoors even more!
Learn All About This Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt
This free printable fall walk scavenger hunt is on one page.
Instructions are provided on the worksheet. Your kids will color in the objects as they see or find them.
This scavenger hunt for kids features fall nature themes, including this list of items:
- Spider web
- Hay bale
- Winged seeds
- Animal footprint
- Leaf pile
- Conker (horse chestnut)
- Apple on a tree
You'll also find three bonus prompts for activities to extend the fun fall activity:
- Spot a squirrel collecting nuts
- Pick blackberries to make a crumble (you can change this out if you need to!)
- How many different colored leaves can you find?
Fun Ideas for Enjoying This Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt
Your children coloring in the objects when seen or found with this printable (PDF) scavenger hunt with fall season themes.
To boost creativity and make it easy for your kids to enjoy, I recommend having a variety of coloring tools to pick from, like crayons, color pencils, and fine-tip markers.
My boys and I find this type of clipboard with storage area that opens on the side (not the bottom because your coloring materials can fall out too easily that way!) works well when we're learning on-the-go.
If coloring would be too difficult when you're outside, no worries! Simply make a pencil mark next to the object and color in later 😉
Also, I suggest printing this fall walk scavenger hunt on white cardstock. Regular printer paper will work fine. My boys, however, get very enthusiastic when doing this type of activity and have a tendency to accidentally rip the paper. Maybe your kids are the same way?
If you’d like to use this printable scavenger hunt again and again, you can laminate it or place in a dry erase sleeve or clear page protector..
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Tips & Tricks for Enjoying This Type of Scavenger Hunt with Your Kids
When going out on this type of outdoor scavenger hunt, you'll find it helpful to keep these things in mind:
- Be prepared: I recommend wearing a backpack that's filled with your essential hiking supplies, like water, small first aid kit, bug spray, and sunscreen. Oh, and nature guide books for your local area are great, too.
- Keep it simple: Please don't feel like you have to search every square inch that you're exploring. Or explain it all in scientific detail. Oh, and you don't have to find each thing on your first venture. Extend your nature walks to different dates and times for activities to look forward to spending together.
- Make the most of this special time: Even if you're not particularly an outdoorsy type, try to get into it for your kids. You can even tell them that nature walks aren't your most favorite thing but you're stretching yourself and trying new things.
- Think outside the box: Stuck inside (weather, illness, or other yuckiness)? No worries! You can still enjoy this fall scavenger hunt by enjoying it with a picture book or other books, nature documentaries, and videos.
- Add your own prompts: Before you head out on your fall walk scavenger hunt, talk about the different prompts. Make sure to include any extra ideas that your kids have on the back. They can even create doodles as you go along. A few fun things to add to your fall nature scavenger hunt could be pine cones, apple orchard, pile of leaves, nature trail, and pumpkin patches.
Get Your Free Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt
High five! You’ll be having SO much fun with this fantastic fall activity with your kids!
This free Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt is on 1 printable (PDF) page.
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What other fall items would you add to this printable scavenger hunt? Share your ideas in the comments area below.
Wishing you and your kids tons of fall outdoor fun!