Last Updated on November 12, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
This printable fall scavenger hunt is a fun way to encourage physical activity after the kids have been sitting in school all day. Like my other scavenger hunts, this list is full of items easily found in most neighborhoods.
How to Use the Fall Scavenger Hunt
The fall scavenger hunt is easy to use. Your kids just need to head outside and search for the items on the list. Then, they check them off each item as they find them.
Get more mileage out of the fall scavenger hunt by changing up the game each time. Here are some of my favorite variations:
Arm the kids with an inexpensive camera so they can take a picture of each item as they find it. Or, make it a family event and do the hunt with them. You can be the official photographer and take their picture with/next to each item.
Make it a Contest
Give each person or team their own list and have them compete to find the most items in a set time period. The winner gets a prize and everyone enjoys ice cream or popsicles after the game.
If you don’t want to have players compete against one another, you can instead create tiered prizes. This is especially fun if you do the scavenger hunt together as a family.
- Find 1-10 items, we’ll have apple cider as a treat.
- Find 11-20 items, we’ll make s’mores.
- Find 21-30 items, we’ll go on a family hike or bike ride.
- Find all 33 items, we’ll go camping or to a fall festival.
Obviously, you can make the prizes whatever you want. These are just a few suggestions to give you some ideas.
Download the Fall Scavenger Hunt
Now that you have some ideas of how to have fun with the fall scavenger hunt, here it is. Just fill in the form below the image to get immediate access.
Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.
You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.
More Family Fun
If you enjoy the spring scavenger hunt, you might also enjoy some of these other scavenger hunt and treasure hunt ideas. Once your kids get the idea, they have just as much fun creating their own hunts.
Sometimes, we turn the game completely on its head and we let the kids create scavenger hunts that the parents have to complete!
If you really love scavenger hunts, check out this collection of 20 scavenger hunt games from Organized 31!
Each theme contains at least 3 different game boards (most have more). For just $9.99 you’ll have fun activities that will last you all year long.