Although days are getting shorter and weather is becoming colder during fall season, it is still a good idea to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Take a child outside for a walk and let them observe changes in the season as they look for clues from a fall photo scavenger hunt.
HOW TO PLAY FALL SCAVENGER HUNT?
Before letting your child to head looking for clues in the local park, download and print our free printable fall scavenger hunt (link on the bottom of the page). You will need Adobe Reader to open downloaded file.
Here are few simple steps for sucessful fall scavenger hunt:
- before child heads out, ask them if they recognize all clues. If there are some they don’t recognize, explain the image. Clues are: acorn, feather, apple, leaf, mushroom, berries, walnut, rake, corn, pinecone.
- Let child head out in the park to search for clues. Make sure they have a pen with them – they need to cross or tick the box in front of the image once they spot the item.
- When they make a circle around the park and have found everything they could, ask them to count how many boxes are marked (clues spotted) and circle corresponding number on the bottom of the page.
SHOULD YOU LIMIT THE TIME FOR SCAVENGER HUNT?
You can limit the time for a scavenger hunt to make it more exciting, especially if more kids are participating in the hunt. Before deciding on time limit, head outside and try to find clues yourself to be able to set more accurate time limit.
For toddlers, it might not be a good idea to limit the time. However, preschoolers are already more familiar with items in the park and can find them easier so it will be more fun and exciting for them with a set time limit.
RAINY DAY FALL SCAVENGER HUNT
It’s raining outside! And you wanted to get kids to do something fun outside! They can still do a scavenger hunt – pick a picture book with a seasonal theme and invite them to look through pictures for clues for a fall scavenger hunt!
LEARNING WITH FALL SCAVENGER HUNT
As your toddlers and preschoolers play fall photo scavenger hunt, they will learn:
- to name items they can find in the local park during fall season and expand their word bank. Use this opportunity to talk about each of the clues and add even more words or explain unfamiliar words.
- to count to 10
- to observe around them – visual stimulation
- they will have fun moving around – gross motor practice
The most important part – they will have so much fun!
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Backyard scavenger hunt is one of 52 Printable Photo Scavenger Hunts for Toddlers and Preschoolers we prepared for both indoor and outdoor fun, for every season and holiday. You can do a different scavenger hunt each week for 52 weeks. It’s a whole year!
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