The leaves have turned red and golden, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. The vibrant backdrop of autumn gives children a new reason to feel excited and energised about the season. From playing in leaf piles, to making S’Mores over a garden campfire, there are many fun and exciting outdoor activities that children can do this autumn.
With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some fun outdoor games to play during autumn for kids:
Treasure Hunt- take your children to a park or nearby woods for a treasure hunt. Collect uniquely-shaped leaves, twigs, and pebbles that will become the treasure. If you have seashells from earlier summer trips, you can use them as well. Parents should hide these items in certain spots, such as under a rock or beside a tree. Hang ribbons or other clues that can help lead younger children to the treasure.
Jump Onto A Pile Of Dry Leaves- tell children to rake dry leaves on the lawn and make a huge pile. Then allow them to jump onto the pile of dry leaves and roll around or ‘swim’ in it. When the pile becomes flattened, they can rake it again and start over.
Build Scarecrows- scarecrows in the autumn is like snowmen in the winter. Allow children to form a few teams and tell them to compete to make the best-looking scarecrows. They can use dry branches, dry leaves, grass, old hats, clothes, scarves, and other accessories. Scarecrows can be a great outdoor decoration for Halloween and well-built scarecrows could last until winter.
Geocaching- geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt. However, instead of using clues, children can locate the treasure with a smartphone or handheld GPS unit. The cache may contain snacks, small toys, candies, or other items that children would like. If you want to keep things challenging, you should camouflage the geocache container into its surroundings. This is a great way to teach children about GPS and other mobile technologies.
Pick Apples- there are many local orchards that offer U-Pick and children love the excitement of picking something they can eat. Be sure to pick extra so you have some to make pies and other homemade treats.
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