The smell of fall is in the air, and the temps are much more comfortable. It’s time for some fall activities such as the local pumpkin patch, hayrides, and nature hikes. However, another fun fall activity is a fun fall scavenger hunt. Fall is such a great time to be outdoors and have some fun with your family. Children love scavenger hunts, so a fall-specific one is a great way to get some energy out.
I will be sure to let you know everything you need to know about fall scavenger hunts. I will even provide a few ideas for different types of hunts, as well as some printable lists and clues. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your fall scavenger hunt today!
What is a Fall Scavenger Hunt?
A scavenger hunt is a game where players must find and collect items from a list. The items can be anything from common objects to more obscure things. Scavenger hunts can be played indoors or outdoors, and they can be tailored to any age group.
Scavenger hunts can have many different themes such as seasons, holidays, birthdays, or even focused on a certain area. Today, we’re specifically addressing scavenger hunts for autumn. Fall scavenger hunts are such a great family activity, but you can also feel free to invite your friends to join the fun.
Types of Fall Scavenger Hunts
There are many different types of scavenger hunts that you can play during the fall season. One popular type is the nature hunt. For this type of hunt, players will have to find items such as leaves, acorns, and berries. You can also include items like pine cones, moss, and rocks in your list. For this type of scavenger hunt, each person will need a bag to put their items in.
Another fun option is the Halloween scavenger hunt. This type of hunt is perfect for kids who love to trick-or-treat. The list of items can include everything from candy to fake spiders. You can even make a scavenger hunt specific to your town or neighborhood. For this one, you will just check off items that you find. Whoever finds the most items wins!
Photo-scavenger hunts are a fun alternative, especially for older kids or family against family. Each team would have a camera and take a picture with the items on the list. Be creative with the pictures that you take. Polaroid cameras are the best for this. Be sure to compare and enjoy the pictures at the end!
Finally, if you want to keep things simple, you can always just use a printable scavenger hunt list. These lists usually contain common items that can be found easily where you live. They are perfect for younger children who might be unable to come up with their own ideas, especially if they have pictures.
Now that you know all about fall scavenger hunts, it’s time to get started on your own! Be sure to grab one of the free printables before you begin. Most importantly, have fun!
Fall Scavenger Hunt Printable
Printable scavenger hunts are easy to create on your own, but there are also many free fall printable scavenger hunts available online. The most important thing is to enjoy this time together as you look for items on the list. You are welcome to download my free fall scavenger hunt printable or check out one of the other linked options. I have tried to link a variety of options for you.
– Autumn scavenger hunt by Burlap & Blue is the perfect simple autumn scavenger hunt for little ones.
– Fall Snapshot Scavenger Hunt from My Kidz Bookshelf is perfect if you want to look for items you can take pictures of. See how creative you can be!
– Halloween Scavenger Hunt from Reasons to Skip the Housework is a great scavenger hunt for those of you who are looking for a Halloween-specific scavenger hunt.
– Thanksgiving scavenger hunt from Lindsey Blogs is perfect to add to your Thanksgiving traditions.
Which of these ideas will you try first?
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Fun Fall Scavenger Hunt
Once you’ve chosen your list, it’s time to start the hunt! Gather your friends or family members and head out into the great outdoors. Decide whether you are working by individual or teams Remember to take plenty of pictures as you search for all the items on your list. You may or may not choose to have a prize for the winner, but the most important thing is to get out there and have fun!
Have you ever done a fall scavenger hunt? I’d love to hear about your experience. Please comment below.
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