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