Family Fall Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Fall Scavenger Hunt
You can make your own scavenger hunt list, including items like acorns, scarecrows, pumpkins, moss, squirrels, and pine cones, or you can click here to download one that contains other writing and sensory activities too. The download also features an inferencing game with questions like this:
I scared Miss Muffet when I sat down beside her. She shouldn't have worried because I'd never bite her!
Equip your nature hunters with pencils to scratch off items from their list. For a fun fall craft after the hunt, they will also need a paper or plastic grocery bag to collect materials such as leaves, walnuts, acorns, small sticks, small rocks, pine cones, and other non-poisonous items that catch their eye.
Kids tend to complain if you make them walk too far, but when they are on a mission, they won't notice how far or how long they've managed to roam.
Making Leaf People
All you need is some Elmer's glue and construction paper, and your kids can let their imaginations take over from there.
Here are a few examples of the crafty critters your kids might produce:
Leaf rubbings never go out of style, so while you're at it, re-connect with childhood with this easy, classic craft.
Take pictures of your leaf people while they are fresh to preserve the memory of your fall adventure. It doesn't take them long to dry up and fade, and you don't want nature disintegrating on your fridge!
Parent Tip: Never throw leaf people away when your kids are watching--wait until they go to school.