Our fall nature scavenger hunt is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the season with your kids. This printable nature scavenger hunt for kids works for all ages…even those who can’t read because there is a picture-only scavenger hunt version.
Part treasure hunt, part family or class activity, kids will have a ball on this nature scavenger hunt!
Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt with Free Printable
Our scavenger hunt is extra fun with a free printable that encourages exploration, and can even be colored! This activity works with a large range of ages, making it a great way for the whole family to spend an afternoon.
Also, this scavenger hunt encourages children to observe nature and the changing seasons with a keen eye. It is an opportunity to learn and discover interesting things about the natural world.
So, on the next wonderfully autumnal day, find a pretty spot – whether that be a local park to your own backyard, and see how many things you can find!
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Supplies Needed for Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Free Printable Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt – see below to download & print scavenger hunt pages
- (Optional) Clipboard to hold your nature scavenger hunt printable securely
- A pencil to mark off your finds – attach your pencil to the clipboard with some string so you don’t lose it!
- Bag to collect small items
- (Optional) Binoculars and a magnifying glass
- Place full of fall nature to explore
- Your curiosity!
After you return, you can grab your crayons and markers to color your fall nature scavenger hunt page like a coloring page based on the colors you saw out in the wild.
On this Scavenger Hunt, You Will Be Looking for…
Find a Squirrel
Find a Cloud
Find a Spider
Find Some Acorns
Find Some Moss
Find a Pine Cone
Find a Yellow Leaf
Find a Red Leaf
Find Some Seeds
Find a Big Rock
Find a Bird
Find Something Soft
Find a Tall Tree
Find a Mushroom
Find a Brown Leaf
Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt Activity
1 – Click Here to Download & Print Scavenger Hunt pdf File
2 – Gather your supplies and head outside.
3 – Try to find as many items on the sheet as possible.
4 – Be sure to mark them off as you discover them!
Note: If you don’t wish to use the printable here are some ideas for things to look for: pine cone, cloud, bird, yellow leaf, red leaf, orange leaf, brown leaf, moss, acorns, stick, seeds, spider, squirrel, big rock, tall tree, mushroom, something smooth, something soft. You can simply write as many ideas as you’d like on a sheet of paper and use that as your guide.
5 – When you’ve had your fill of hunting, find a nice spot (outside or at home) and color your guide.
I hope this activity makes your next fall hike extra fun!
If you are looking for more fun fall activities check out 12 Fall Activities to Welcome the Season!
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How did your fall nature scavenger hunt go? Did you find everything on the printable list? Were there things that were really hard to find?