Printable Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Oct 5, 2019

Autumn is such a gorgeous time of year and a wonderful opportunity to explore the great outdoors with your kids. 

Kids love checking things off lists and discovering the natural world, so we created a fun and simple scavenger hunt adventure for the whole family!

A girl holds a leaf in front of her face.

You Will Need:

  • printable autumn scavenger hunt (PDF)
  • marker, pencil, crayons or dry erase marker
  • paper bags or baskets
  • duct tape (optional) 
  • plastic page protector or laminator (optional)
  • clipboard (optional) 


1. Print out the scavenger hunt. Click on the images to open the PDF.  

Page one of the autumn scavenger hunt.

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Page two of the autumn scavenger hunt

2. If you want to reuse the scavenger hunt again and again, you can slide the scavenger hunt into a plastic page protector or laminate it. Use a dry erase marker to mark items as you find them.

3. I suggest putting the list on a clipboard and tying the marker or pencil to the clipboard. This makes the activity easier for kids (and parents—no more lost markers!).

4. Find a basket or paper bags to hold all the scavenger hunt treasures.

You could also make a duct tape bracelet (sticky side out) for the kids before heading out. This way, they can stick little bits of beauty they find onto a nature bracelet.

5. Now for the best part of it all: head on out into the sunshine and enjoy watching kids' senses come to life!

Happy hunting!

An acorn in a mossy patch.

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

Read more from Shanti here.

Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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