8 Great Ideas for Fall Nature Walks

Fall Nature Walks

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Fall is the absolute best time for nature walks, in my humble opinion.  Here are 8 easy ideas for outdoor explorations with kids, with free printables.

8 Great Ideas for Fall Nature Walks

1.  Hiking Trail Scavenger Hunt     

From Go Explore Nature, guest post at Mommy Hiker.

I love, love, love Debi Huang’s blog Go Explore Nature–so many great ideas for getting outside with the kids.  She’s also got fantastic Pinterest boards!  This post provides a free downloadable scavenger hunt list, along with handy tips for walking with youngsters.

2.  Digital Camera Fall Scavenger Hunt

From Hearts and Trees.

We’ve loved a number of nature printables from Hearts and Trees, and this is another winner.  Although the hunt is intended for use with a camera, it would work just as well without one.  In the spot where it instructs you to place your favorite photo, you could glue a small picture drawn by your child.

3.  Fall Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt

From Go Explore Nature.

Another great hunt from Debi at Go Explore Nature.

4.  Exploring Nature with Kids: Fall Leaves

From Yankee Homestead – that’s me!

3 easy, tried & tested ways to enjoy fall leaves with your kids.  Seriously–your kids will love these activities, and you will love the minimal prep time involved.

Can you say “masking tape”?  That’s just about all you’ll need.  Plus a few books from the library.

5.  Scavenger Hunt for Kids

From The Bird Feed NYC.

Cute scavenger hunt with pictures–perfect for non-readers!

6.  Fall Scavenger Hunt

From Craft Interrupted.

Another great hunt with pictures.

7.  Autumn Scavenger Hunt & Leaf Rubbings     

From Ben and Me.

I love this set of three free printables!  The simple scavenger hunt–with pictures–is accompanied by one page for bark rubbings and another for leaf rubbings.  Older Brother is particularly jazzed about the leaf rubbings this year.

8.  Signs of Autumn Notebook Page

From Handbook of Nature Study.

The Handbook of Nature Study, home of the Outdoor Hour Challenges, is another favorite nature blog.  This printable notebooking page provides four squares where kids can draw their favorite signs of nature–spotted on a nature walk, of course!–and a small spot at the bottom for writing a description.

Happy fall and happy exploring!


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