AUTUMN SCAVENGER HUNT + FREE PRINTABLE

I am so excited for Autumn. This time last year we were lucky enough to get to go on a six week trip around Europe. But, heading to the warmer side of the coast meant that we missed out on my favourite season: Autumn.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Don’t get me wrong, I loved getting to enjoy a longer summer, but there is something so cosy and beautiful about Autumn that you just can’t beat. I love the slightly cooler days and getting to wrap up in fluffy scarfs and big chunky jumpers. I also really love the colours. The browns, oranges, reds and greens are so warming.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

We love heading outdoors whatever the weather and I really want to make the most of this Autumn because we missed out last year. We’ve started to put together our Autumn bucket list and plan to do lots of outdoor activities from woodland picnics, to blackberry picking and scavenger hunts.

We were planning on heading to the woods today, so last night I threw together this little ‘Autumn Scavenger Hunt’ printable, to make our trip a little more engaging for Evie.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Feel free to download it and print it for yourself!

Evie absolutely loved the scavenger hunt. It’s such a simple thing to pull together but she really enjoyed the challenge of trying to find everything.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

We also ended up staying in the woods longer than ever before. Normally the toddler tantrums start when she’s ready to go home, but this time around it was me trying to coax her back to the car.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

We managed to find everything on the list apart from an acorn. The squirrels at Tehidy Woods where we went are very greedy (as you’ll see in my previous posts about Tehidy) and there wasn’t an acorn in sight. We’re glad the squirrels have lots of supplies stowed away ready for the winter though.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

We stopped off for a little treat after the scavenger hunt. Surprisingly Evie refused a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows and instead opted for a fruit smoothie and some raisins. I think I need to start being influenced a little bit more by her healthy choices.

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Even though she did drink the entire thing without a peep, her face tells me she might not like the carroty flavour of this particular smoothie.

Do You Need Any Family Autumn Inspiration?

If you’re looking for some inspiration of what to do with your kids in Autumn, we have a whole selection of posts from outdoor play to indoor crafts:

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5 Outdoor Rainy Day Activities

Are you going to go on a scavenger hunt with your little ones? Which season is your favourite? Let me know below!

19 Comments

  • Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs says:

    Really lovely post 🙂 looks like you had a fantastic day of fun. Even as an adult I love a good scavenger hunt so can see why this went down well!

  • Ger ( It's Me & Ethan) says:

    Well ,I wasn’t going to go on a hunt but now I’m thinking my almost 4 yr old would love to do a scavenger hunt ! I’m thinking the loacl woods !
    Loved this and all the ideas, we seem to forget that there’s more to do despite Summer being over ,eh ?!
    Lovely piece to read x

  • Fiona says:

    Sounds like a lovely day out. The scavenger hunt is a great idea to keep them busy whilst out enjoying the fresh air.

  • Lu Lovely says:

    What a cute idea. My Goddaughter would love this. Thanks for the idea 😊

  • Eva Katona says:

    Oh this is a fab idea for toddlers to learn more about nature! Fun and learn!

  • Sara | mumturnedmom says:

    Scavenger hunts are such a great way to keep kids engaged on a walk, we do them quite often 🙂

  • Danielle says:

    This is such a lovely idea, i can’t wait to do things like this with my baby when he’s older. Nothing beats autumnal walks in wellies, coats and scarves x

  • five little doves says:

    Oh I am definitely going to download this for the kids! We love autumn and it will be lovely to go out on an autumn scavenger hunt!! Thank you!

  • sarah (theparentingtrials) says:

    this is such a lovely idea… it can be hard when its the colder weather to think of things to do with the kids. My little ones love being outdoors and having the freedom of running around, this would be perfect for them. Thanks for sharing hun x

  • Sarah Humphreys says:

    We love doing things like this, my children enjoy collecting things in the woods- great to have a little list of things to find to keep them going when those toddler attention spans start to wain.

  • Rox Snedeker says:

    I am going to steal that idea from you and I will get my kids out there one of these days, what a great way to end the day too!

  • Joanna says:

    This sounds like a great idea to spend the day out with your children. The treat at the end, in the coffee shop, can be the reward for completing the list of treasures.

  • http://bethinabox.com says:

    Oh, I love this idea… I’m going to take Macsen out for a Scavenger hunt if the weather is dry tomorrow. 🙂

  • Colette says:

    What a gorgeous idea to give a little focus to an autumnal walk!

  • Alex Donnelly says:

    Such a sweet idea! And impressed that she turned down the hot chocolate, even I would find it hard to do that!

  • Emma | The Mini Mes and Me says:

    I’m really looking forward to some woodland walks this autumn 🙂 x

  • Nicky says:

    It looks like you’ve had lots of fun! I remember Easter egg scavenger hunts being my favourite!

  • Vanessa says:

    My two would love to do this – thank you! Such easy (and FREE) fun!

  • Jacinta says:

    I love autumn. It’s great to get outdoors and I love your printable. That hot chocolate looks yum too. I could so do with one right now.

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