Fall Games for Kids
Use a sheet or tarp as a parachute and throw some raked leaves on top. As you all hold the sides and move the parachute up and down, the leaves will shoot into the sky and float back down, lots of fun!
Tape pairs of leaves to index cards (choose leaves that are smaller than index cards) and play memory with them. Lay them out face down in rows and take turns turning two cards over. If they are a match you keep them and go again. Winners it the person with the most cards.
Use pop or water bottles as bowling pins and use a small pumpkin with the stem cut off as a bowling ball and try to knock down the pins.
Gather a bunch of acorns and have races. Roll the acorns from a starting line (use a piece of tape or chalk line) and see who can roll it the farthest. You can roll them straight or find a hill or make a hill with something to see how fast they can go.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Give your kids a list of things they can find in your neighbourhood during Fall and a marker to check them off. Walk together as one family or send them in pairs depending on ages and your rules. Premade printable scavenger hunts can be found but sometimes they have things not in your area. Ideas: red leaf, yellow leaf, pumpkin, fall decorations, bike, mailbox, person wearing a hoodie, halloween or thanksgiving decorations, kids playing etc….
Find the Tree
This works best if you are in a big area. Before you start or while kids are say just playing and not really paying attention, get 2-4 different kinds of leaves from the area. When the game starts, show them a leaf and give them a little time to study it’s shape, size and colour. Then say GO and let them search the area. First to find the tree it came from wins. Or play until everyone has found the tree. You will want to define what the boundaries are before you start.