If you’re ready to enjoy all the AWESOME things about fall, then you’ll love doing this fall scavenger hunt with your kids!
Now, this isn’t the traditional scavenger hunt – it’s actually in a BINGO format so that it can be enjoyed a couple of different ways.
Fall is a welcome season after a long hot summer, and even I gotta say (as someone who LOVES summer and sort of dreads the long winter) that I am looking forward to all things cozy and fall colored!
Here are a couple of ways to use this Fall Scavenger Hunt Game
- As a normal scavenger hunt – mark off each item as you do or see them throughout the month!
- As a matching game – cut out each square from a spare card and have your preschooler place it on the matching picture from a second card (this is great for matching and gluing practice)
- As a traditional BINGO game – Cut out the pieces from an extra card and use those as the calling cards for everyone else!
Some fun ideas to do with the family during fall
I love having written lists of things I want to do so that each day, I can pick one and try to do it! Otherwise I have all these fun family outings planned in my head and am so bummed as soon as the first snowfall hits and I actually didn’t do anything! Time flies!
Most of these are covered on the BINGO card/scavenger hunt but thought I’d just list them all here!
- Get cozy around a campfire
- Pick fresh apples
- Make fun dried apples
- Drink hot cocoa outside
- Have a picnic on a warm blanket
- Go to a fall festival
- Enjoy less crowds and cool weather and go on a hike
- Make a leaf craft
- Cover yourself in leaves
- Attend a fall festival
- Drink warmed apple juice
- Have a scavenger hunt to explore the fall colors
- Eat something that has pumpkin spice (We love pumpkin spice waffles!)
- Visit the farmers market
- Make a fall wreath (use real leaves or some from the Dollar Tree!)
- Host a game night (pst… use these cards from this article!)
- Cut some fall foliage, seedpods and berries for a pretty fall bouquet
- Roast pumpkin seeds you got from your pumpkin
- Make pumpkin bread
- Cook a meal inside of a pumpkin/squash bowl
- Host a football night at your house
- Take a bike ride somewhere you can appreciate the fall colors
- Paint some pinecones
- Make pumpkin stamps from apples
- Build a scarecrow
- Stock up on glow sticks from the dollar tree and have a glow night!
- Pick a night to drink a hot chocolate and stargaze as a family
- Cut some sunflower heads and dry them for memories of summer
- Go through last years winter gear and donate what you don’t need
- Bob for apples
- Make some fall themed playdoh
- Make a thankful tree
- Check out some fall themed books from the library (books about pumpkins, seasons etc)
- Make a fall leaf luminary (modge podge leaves on a plastic jar)
- Paint pumpkin and apple rocks
- Make leaf people
- Break open any seed pods you find to see what they look like inside
- Eat a piece of pumpkin pie
- Make french toast
- Eat or make some fresh jam (We go to the farmer’s market for ours!)
- See who can find the greenest leaf
- Get an ear of corn, roll it in paint, and make corn paintings!
- Eat a caramel apple
- Collect some yellowed tall grass and try to make a scarecrow
- Get your favorite boots out and crunch as many leaves as you can
- Find a bird feather (this looks really cool in a fall or Halloween wreath!)
Download your “Hello Fall” activity sheets now!
No matter how you use them, I bet you’ll love how they look and your kids will like a visual representation of some of the fun you have planned this fall for the family!
Your downloaded version will include 4 different cards (and of course I’ll take my website name out of the top!)
Here are some other fun fall activities to do with the family!
- Encourage exploration and observation in your child by giving them their very own fall pocket journal!
- Make a crunchy leaf pumpkin to celebrate fall at the same time!
- Enjoy 3 different ways to celebrate fall with the family using these fall game sheets!
- Play a fun spider web game inspired by Eric Carles “The Very Busy Spider” (while practicing fine motor skills at the same time!)
- Apples are a fall favorite, but the worms do get some of them! Don’t waste the bad ones – make a fun apple pumpkin stamp instead!
- Make some cute mason jar pumpkins!
- Check out the 8 funnest fall activities to do with your kids!
- Make an easy fall paper plate wreath with your kids to celebrate the season!
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