The fall is a great time to get outside and play with fall leaves. Below you will find 10 super fun outdoor fall activities. Get outside with your children this autumn to play outdoors with autumn leaves!
The outdoor fall activities listed below consist of unique ways to play with autumn leaves outside. Encourage your children to go outside to play with fall leaves using some of these fun outdoor activities.
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Outdoor Fall Leaf Activities: 10 Ways to Have Fun Outside with Fall Leaves
Share this list of outdoor fall activities with your kids and then encourage them to get outside to play with fall leaves. This post is part of The Get Outside and Connect Series. To learn all about it click on the link.
You won’t need any special supplies for most of these leaf activities — just step outside and you’re set to go 🙂
**Click on the blue text for the directions for each outdoor fall activity.**
Make a game out of catching and counting fall leaves. Click on the link to find out how.
2. Rake and Jump in Piles of Leaves
This activity is one of the simplest and most classic ways to get outside and have fun with fall leaves. Want to make it more interesting? Try one of the next two activities while you’re at it.
3. Make a Leaf Maze or Labyrinth in Your Backyard | Happy Hooligans
Since you have to rake, why not make a leaf maze or labyrinth while you’re out there? This is such a fun way to use your fall leaves for play before you rake them all up. Your children are sure to love this super fun outdoor fall activity!
4. Make a Leaf Slide | Happy Hooligans
If you’re looking for a unique and fun fall activity for the backyard, make a leaf side! Yup, you read that right… A leaf slide!
Another awesome fall activity children can do while they are outside raking leaves.
5. Go on a Leaf Hunt | Edventures with Kids
Go on a leaf hunt! Use this fun collection of Free printable fall leaf scavenger hunt cards to inspire your children to get outside, practice a little math and (most of all) enjoy the beauty of the season!
6. Find the Tree That Matches the Leaf | A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Click on the link for all the details on how to play this fun game.
7. Use Fall Leaves to Make Land Art | The Artful Parent
Use fall leaves to make land art. Click on the link to learn all about this beautiful way to create art.
8. Find Symmetry in Nature | Buggy and Buddy
Use fall leaves for this fantastic STEM activity. Looking for symmetry in nature is a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn math! Click on the link to learn all about how to do this fun learning activity using fall leaves.
9. Practice Identify Leaves
Take your favorite tree and leaf field guide with you on a nature walk and help your children identify leaves.
10. Go on a Leaf Counting Scavenger Hunt | Hands on as we Grow
This fall scavenger hunt uses a fun way to count leaves. Click on the link to learn how.
Outdoor Fall Leaf Activities for kids
Get outside, connect and have fun playing and learning about leaves this fall with these outdoor activities! For more outside activities pop over to have a look at this collection of Outdoor Learning Ideas and Nature Activities for Kids.
You may also like this amazing collection of fall art projects for kids, and don’t forget to have a look at our fall bucket list seasonal activity guide for the best autumn ever!
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More Fun Ideas for Fall Leaves
- Make a Thankful Tree with Autumn Leaves
- Heart Leaf Lanterns
- Fall Leaf Art Projects
- Marbled Clay Leaves Craft
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Nell has over 20 years of experience working with children and is the founder of Rhythms of Play. She believes in the wonder of childhood, the power of the imagination, learning through play, and getting outside in all seasons! Learn more…