Autumn is the perfect time to get outside with the kids to do a fall nature scavenger hunt. We love to grab a bucket and go searching around the neighborhood for interesting leaves, sticks, rocks, and nuts. There is so much to see and learn as the seasons change! Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see 17 more fall activities for kids.

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside with the kids to do a fall nature scavenger hunt. Grab a clipboard and a pencil and get searching!

Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt

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My seven-year-old asked me to make a printable nature scavenger hunt so that he could mark off each item as we discovered it. He’s always so organized and methodical!

We grabbed a clipboard and a pencil and walked around the neighborhood looking for each item on the list of our autumn scavenger hunt. Most of them were pretty easy to spot, but we had to get creative on a few items.

For some reason we couldn’t seem to locate a cat anywhere (there are usually a few out and about). However, my daughter noticed a jack-o-lantern carved like a cat and my son noticed a Cat excavator in a construction area so we counted them both! Sometimes a little bit of creativity and flexibility is necessary.

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside with the kids to do a fall nature scavenger hunt. Grab a clipboard and a pencil and get searching!

We wandered through the neighborhood over to a nearby park. Along the way it was so fun to watch the kids get so inquisitive about bugs, sticks, puddles, and birds. These are things they see every day, but it feels extra special to be on a hunt for each item.

Once we got to the park and completed our scavenger hunt we stayed to play in the leaves. Living in the Pacific Northwest in the fall can feel so magical!

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside with the kids to do a fall nature scavenger hunt. Grab a clipboard and a pencil and get searching!

Download a free copy of this fall nature scavenger hunt for kids below and have fun exploring outside!

And if you are looking for more hands-on autumn fun be sure to check out this pumpkin STEM activity from Share It! Science.

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17 Fall Activities for Kids

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside with the kids to do a fall nature scavenger hunt. Grab a clipboard and a pencil and get searching!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Scarecrow Craft // I Heart Crafty Things

Fall Initial Sound Match-Up Free Printable // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Fall Sight Word Dash // Playdough to Plato

Fall Letter Tracing Printables // The Letters of Literacy

Apple Word Building // Recipe for Teaching

Scarecrow Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Fall Tree Number Sense Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Pumpkin CVC Game // Pages of Grace

Fall Apple Picking Math with Free Printables // Homebound but Hopeful

Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt // Science Kiddo

24 Free Fall Puzzles // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Fall Subitizing Math Center // The Kindergarten Connection

Rhyming Acorns Fall Literacy Activity // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Fall Number Activities (0 to 10) // Fairy Poppins

Free Fall Printables // Stay at Home Educator

Fall Parts of Speech Sort // Sara J Creations

Fall Leaves Number Match // Schooling a Monkey

(Not Shown)  Preschool Scarecrow Counting Activity // M is for Monster