Inside: Our Favorite Festive Fall Games for Kids. 

Autumn is the best time to get outside & play some fun Fall games. So many things come to mind when the Fall weather arrives, getting outside more often now that it’s cooler, helping the kids with their homework, football, and fall holidays.

Seems like we are all spending more time with friends and family at this time of the year.  So it’s great to have some go-to fall games on hand for family gatherings, class parties or just those long, lazy weekends in the backyard.

Here is a full list of our favorite festive fall games for kids to play all season long.

Fall Games for Kids

Our Favorite Festive Fall Games for Kids

Pine Cone Bowling: This pine cone bowling nature activity is loosely based on “boules” or marble games – the idea is simple – try and get your pine cone as close to your marker as possible.

Bean Bag Toss: Use a large piece of cardboard or a large, unfolded box…. Cut one or two leaf shapes out of the cardboard. Paint the cardboard orange, red and yellow. When dry have the children throw bean bags through the LEAF SHAPED holes.

Fall Games for Kids

Leaf Blow Game: Have a leaf race! In this, the children blow a leaf across a table with a straw. The first one across is the winner…

Fall Scavenger Hunt: Search for all your favorite fall items with this super fun fall scavenger hunt. This is one of our favorite fall games for kids to play.

Games to Play for a “Gourd” Time

These fun fall games for kids are perfect for your next fall party.

Scarecrow Tag: To begin, make sure that all of the children are aware of the boundaries of the area defined as the playing area for the game. The size of this area will be guided by the number of children playing – you need enough room for the children to run around without colliding but do not want the space to be so large that the tagger cannot catch at least some of the other children relatively easily. One player is nominated as the tagger. Alternatively, you may have 2 or more taggers for whole class/bigger groups.

The players run around the agreed play area and when tagged by the tagger must freeze, standing with arms and legs spread wide to form a scarecrow shape. The tagged player can be set free if another free player crawls through their legs. A player is also ‘safe’ and cannot be tagged while they are crouched under a scarecrow’s legs. The game continues until time is called or a new tagger(s) is chosen.

Fall Games for Kids

Gourd Roll: Have each child take a turn rolling a small, round gourd. Try to find one with lots of bumps for extra craziness! The kid with the longest roll wins. Play on a sloped driveway or a small hill for extra fun.

Fall Leaf Number Game: Numbers are everywhere! This simple number game helps kids practice writing numbers while also practice recognizing and matching numbers.

Fun Fall Games for Kids to Play this Season

Gourd Ring Toss: Assign different point values to different sizes of gourds, pumpkins, or dried Indian corn.

Dress a Scarecrow: Stock up on over-sized plaid shirts, goofy pants, floppy hats, and any other clothing that a scarecrow might wear.  Make piles containing one of each item. The number of piles is determined either by the number of kids or teams participating. Line up kids and let the game begin!

The children run to the pile, put on the outfit, and dart back to the starting line. If doing it as a team game, they then switch the outfit with their teammate–who run out and back. The team with their last team member dressed as a scarecrow wins.

Outdoor Games

Sack Race: Add an autumn touch by creating an obstacle course using pumpkins, corn stalks and bales of hay.

Turkey in the Straw: Fill a wading pool with straw and hide a small picture of a turkey in it for groups to dig through to see who can find it first.

More Fun Game Ideas You’ll Love

  • Crazy Candy Corn Games: It’s no secret that I love everything about fall time. I love the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin picking, and fall harvest fun! I think these candy corn games is perfect for all of those fall fun harvest celebrations. They are so simple and fun to play and add a little sugar to any fall activities. From classroom parties to a little fall fun these games add the perfect little bit of fun. Check out our favorite candy corn games and let us know your favorite.
  • Minute to Win It Games for Kids – I love a good game night, obviously! But we have really been into Minute to Win it style game lately. They are fun quick-paced and usually provide LOTS of laughs! These games keep everyone on their toes, and no one gets bored! I usually love playing these games with a large group. They are all easy to play, pretty inexpensive to prep, and are SO much fun!
  • Best Math Board Games – Thousands of people across the world struggle with math. Learning with pencil and paper is no fun and the numbers just don’t make sense. But one easy way to ease the struggle is to introduce them to educational math games. No longer is math boring and dull but full of excitement and strategy. Sharpen your skills and brain when you use a different approach to make your kids understand and fall in love with math.