Outdoor Play Ideas for Fall

Autumn is an awesome season for outdoor play with kids. Cooler temperatures and changes in nature provide lots of opportunities for exploring and discovering. Outdoor play ideas for fall include everything from a building a tiny fairy house to going on a nature scavenger hunt. Choose a fun activity from this roundup for you and the kids to enjoy playing together outside.

Fall season outdoor play with kids

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Outdoor play can be fun in the fall even with cooler temperatures. The colors and textures of the season are so inviting. Simply pull on a sweater over your summer t-shirt for fun with fall outdoor play.

This roundup of outdoor activities is geared for the fall season. Chestnuts, colorful leaves, and foods from the fall harvest are all waiting to be explored.

Enjoy a nature walk, make leaf puppets, and follow a pine cone trail! These are just some of the ideas you'll find in this list of outdoor play ideas for fall.


Activities and Games

Fall outdoor activities and games kids can play


Magical tracking stick / Kiddy Charts

Chestnut sensory play / Best Toys for Toddlers

Harvest activities / Preschool Toolkit

Letters on paper leaves / Growing Book by Book

Leaf compass  /  Kiddy Charts

Pine cone trail / Preschool Toolkit

Pumpkin engineering / Thriving Stem

Fall family activities /  3 Boys and a Dog

Five senses walk (with printable) / Great Family Reads

Alphabet leaf activity / A Dab of Glue Will Do

Outdoor activities / Take Them Outside



Fall outdoor crafts and art activities for kids


Fall leaf finger puppets / Crafts by Amanda

Fairy house / Red Ted Art

Fairy wings / Daisies and Pie

Leaf crown / Red Ted Art

Leaf bookmarks / Preschool Toolkit


Scavenger Hunts

 Fall scavanger hunts collage


Fall scavenger hunt / Edventures with Kids

Nature scavenger hunt / Organized 31

Autumn treasure hunt / Nurturestore

Nature hunt with the five senses / Childhood 101

Signs of autumn / Muddy Boots and Diamonds

Fall scavenger hunts / Take Them Outside

Fall leaf hunt math activity / Edventures with Kids


Activities with Real Pumpkins

Fall season family activities with real pumpkins


Lesson Plans for Fall 

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Preschool Lesson Plans Fall Unit



Fall Season on Pinterest


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