Print off these two free Fall Scavenger Hunt printables and take the fall fun to the hayride, pumpkin patch, or even just the backyard! It’s a fun way to get pre-readers and early readers recognizing words and sounds.
This printable set has two versions for kids of all ages to join in on the fun. Just print, attach to a clipboard, and get outside!
RELATED READING: Free Printable Felt Craft for Kids
What You'll Find On This Page
Fall Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers and Early Readers
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I create a lot of free freebies like printable scavenger hunts, coloring pages and crafts, and even printable games. Having a skill in digital design does come in handy raising small children.
Today I’m sharing a free fall scavenger hunt set: one picture-based hunt for the younger set with words underneath to reinforce recognition. The colors and fun images will help to keep preschoolers engaged and the early readers can take time to sound out the words.
RELATED READING: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt – This is Too Cute!
Fall Scavenger Hunt for Readers
Although a couple of pictures are included in the fall scavenger hunt for older kids, this one is word-based. It’s a great activity to pull out for early readers, as most of the words can be sounded out or worked out based on the season.
When and Where to Use These Fall Scavenger Hunts
Each year, we go to the pumpkin patch and out to the farms to pick fresh veggies for fall meals. The pumpkin patch, corn maze, and shopping can do a number on all of us. This year, we’re heading to a new pumpkin patch and farm.
To help break up the action, I will print off a scavenger hunt and give it to my daughter after we’ve sat down for snacks. I’ll ask her questions like,
- Have you seen anything on this list? Where?
- Do you know where any of these could be?
- Are there people you can ask to help you find out if these items are here?
These critical-thinking questions usually set her off on the hunt and I can’t wait to hunt down a scarecrow this year. We couldn’t find one last year but I know the little one will be keeping her eye out at the new pumpkin patch.
Dollar Tree Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Sometimes, it’s a party around here with play dates and after school stop-ins. To make this a bit more fun or to do indoors, head to the dollar stores and find a few fall-themed items to craft with, hide around the house, or to let the little ones use in pretend play.
- paint or color mini wood cutouts like leaves, acorns, and mushrooms
- burlap sheets to craft tree trunks, stumps, and wrap around pinecones
- foam pumpkins, leaf shapes, and animal cutouts to turn into puppets with some craft sticks and glue
RELATED READING: A Day at the Beach Scavenger Hunt Printable Set
Download the Free Fall Scavenger Hunt Set
There are no hoops to jump through or signups required to get this free bit of fall fun. Please go to the link below to download your free Fall Scavenger Hunt set of printables.
To continue the fun, why not try this fun fall tree painting craft? Grab a cork to get started.
Please Share or Share This Free Fall Printable
Your shares are how we grow and I am sincerely thankful. Please use the sharing buttons to save this to a printables pin board or share it with a mom group on Facebook.