Fall Games for Kids and Teens

The crisp fall air invites us to enjoy the time outdoors. And what a better way to spend that time than playing fall games!

These fall games are great for families, adults, teens, kids. Play them on any day or have a friends over for a fall game night.

Many of these games work also as minute to win it games. I marked those games with an *.

All these games bring amazing moments to any fall birthday party too!

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Jump with joy! Fall game ideas for kids.

1. Pine Cone Bocce

What you need:

  • pine cones
  • acorn, small rock, or stick for marker

It makes it easier if you have different color cones for each team. Paint the pine cones or decorate them with sparkle glue to know which cones belong to each team.

How to play:

  1. One team or player tosses the marker.
  2. The teams toss their pine cones trying to get as close to the marker as possible.

2. Capture The Pumpkin

Play this awesome fall game just like Capture the Flag but with pumpkins! So, the object of the game is to capture the other team’s pumpkin and bring it to your home base.

What you need:

  • Two pumpkins

Set up:

  • Form two teams.
  • Determine the boundaries and territories of each team.
  • Each team also picks a location for their jail and the pumpkin.
  • The pumpkin must be visible and it can not be moved.
  • There is a safety zone “pumpkin patch” around the pumpkin (a 10 to 15 ft circle.)
  • The team that owns the pumpkin patch may not enter it unless the other team enters it first.

How to play:

  1. Each team sends a part of the team to the opposing teams territory to capture their pumpkin. The team members staying behind guard their pumpkin.
  2. If you are tagged by the opposing team you have to go to their jail.
  3. You can get out of the jail if one of your team members tags you. (You can free only one person at a time.)
  4. After you capture the pumpkin you must take it back to your territory without getting caught.
  5. If the person carrying the pumpkin gets caught he must go to jail and the pumpkin is returned to the pumpkin patch.
Fall minute to win it games for kids, teens, family.

3. Candy Corn on the Cob *

This is a perfect game to be played minute to win it style.

What you need:

  • bananas
  • candy corn

How to play:

  1. Give each player a peeled banana and a bag of candy corn.
  2. They have one minute to push the candy corn in the banana to make it look like corn on the cob.

4. Pass the Pumpkin

What you need:

  • A pumpkin for each team

How to play:

  1. The members of each team form a line.
  2. First person of each team passes the pumpkin over his head.
  3. Next one between his legs.
  4. Third one over his head and so on.
  5. When the last person gets the pumpkin, he runs to the front of the line and passes the pumpkin over his head.
  6. Continue until everyone is back in their original positions.

5. Pumpkin Hunt *

What you need:

  • pumpkins or images of pumpkins

How to play:

  1. Hide the pumpkins in the game area.
  2. Send the players to look for a specific pumpkin or to find as many pumpkins as they can.
Fall games for kids. Outdoor games.

6. Candy Corn Relay *

What you need:

  • candy corn
  • a big bowl
  • a container for each team
  • a spoon for each team

How to play:

  1. Place the candy corn in a bowl and place it between the teams. Put the empty containers at the other end of the game space. One container for each team.
  2. Give each team a spoon.
  3. One player at a time from each game takes the spoon and scoops up candy corns.
  4. Then he runs to take the candy corn to the empty container. The player then runs back and gives the spoon to the next player.
  5. The team that has more candy in the bowl wins.

7. Harvest Relay Race *

Play just like the candy corn relay but with seeds.

8. Pumpkin Bowling *

This might sound like a game for little kids but since it can make a quite the mess I can see teens liking it too.

What you need:

  • 10 bowling pins or 2-liter soda bottles filled with sand to make them harder to knock over
  • pumpkins

How to play:

  1. Set up the bowling pins and mark a throw line.
  2. Give each kid a pumpkin or a couple.
  3. The kids roll or throw their pumpkins to knock over the pins.
Fall games for teens. Fall fun for teenagers.

9. Scarecrow Tag

How to play:

  1. One person is chosen to be a tagger (Have 2 or more taggers if you have a large group.)
  2. The players run around and try to avoid being tagged.
  3. If they’re tagged they must freeze and stand like a scarecrow with their arms spread out. (You could also have them spread their legs if you want to them to be set free by someone crawling between their legs.)
  4. They can be set free by someone tapping their arm or crawling between their legs.
  5. The game goes on until everyone is caught or the time is up and a new tagger is chosen.

10. Leaf Blower *

What you need:

  • straws
  • leaves

How to play:

  1. The object of the game is to get your leaf to the designated spot by using the straw as your leaf blower.

11. Apple Jack Thread *

What you need:

  • Apple Jacks cereal or Cheerios
  • chenille stems

How to play:

  1. Give each player some cereal and a chenille stem.
  2. The players try to thread cereal onto the chenille stem by using only one hand.
  3. Whoever finishes first or gets most threaded during the time limit wins
Fall minute to win it games.

12. Stick Limbo

What you need:

  • long stick or a broom

How to play:

I think everyone knows how to play limbo… we all might not be able to go under it though…

  1. Hold the stick parallel to the ground.
  2. The players go under the stick bending knees and leaning as far back as they can.
  3. Keep lowering the stick until you have only one contestant left and he is the winner!

13. Scarecrow in the Field

What you need:

  • scarecrow clothes for each team: straw hat, flannel shirt, overalls, scarf, boots

How to play:

  1. Set up a pile of clothes for each team at one end of the game area.
  2. Line up the teams in the other end.
  3. One player at a time from each team runs to the pile of clothes and puts them on. Then he makes a quick pose and takes them off and runs back to the team; and then next person goes.

14. Leaf Points *

What you need:

  • leaves (real or cut from cardstock)

How to play:

  1. Write numbers on the leaves.
  2. Toss the leaves in the air.
  3. Everyone tries to catch as many leaves as they can.
  4. Add the points. The one with the highest score wins.

15. Acorn Toss *

What you need:

  • acorns
  • plastic cups

How to play:

  1. Divide the group into teams of two.
  2. Give a plastic cup to one person in each team.
  3. Give acorns to the other team members.
  4. The person with the acorns throws them and the person with the cup tries to catch them. The team who catches all the acorns first wins.
  5. Make the game a little harder by having the acorn tosser to throw them over his shoulder or while blindfolded.
fall games for family, fall fun for kids

16. Candy Corn Formation *

This is another fun fall minute to win it game for teens, adults, kids.

What you need:

  • candy corn

How to play:

  1. Give each player a pile of candy corn.
  2. Ask them to stand the candy corn upright. The one with the most candy corn standing up is the winner.

17. Candy Corn Transfer *

What you need:t

  • two bowls for each player
  • chopsticks for each player
  • candy corn or any other fall candy

How to play:

  1. Use the chopsticks to transfer the candy from one bowl to the other.
  2. Whoever transfers most during one minute is the winner.

18. Jack O Lantern Race

What you need:

  • pumpkins (You could draw a face on the pumpkin with a permanent marker)

How to play:

  1. Each player balances a pumpkin on his head and runs to the finish line without dropping it.

19. Leaf Stepping *

What you need:

  • leaves cut out from construction paper

How to play:

  1. Give a leaf to each team member. Plus on extra.
  2. They line up the leaves and step on them. The extra is placed in front of the first person in line.
  3. The object is to get to the finish line by stepping only on the leaves. So the everyone steps on the leaf right in front of them.
  4. The last person picks up the leaf he was just standing on and passes it to the team member first in line who then puts it in front of her and steps on it and so on.
  5. The team that first reaches the finish line like this wins.

20. Pumpkin Scoop *

What you need:

  • pumpkins, cut in half.
  • spoons or scoops
  • bowls

How to play:

  1. Give each player a pumpkin and a scoop.
  2. Place a bowl for each player at the other end of the play area.
  3. The players scoop up the pumpkin pulp and carry it on the scoop to their bowls.
  4. The one who has the most pulp in the bowl wins.

21. Flashlight Tag

This is a great night time game for a large group. A game that even the teens will like.

What you need:

  • A flashlight (two or more if you have a large group)

How to play:

  1. One person is chosen to be “it”.
  2. The others hide.
  3. The “it” looks for them with the flashlight. Whoever is found first becomes the next “it”.

22. Ghost In the Graveyard

This is a great night-time active outdoor game for teens and tweens.

What you need:

  • Flashlights

How to play:

  1. Decide the location of the base, “the safe”.
  2. Depending on the size of your crowd a few people hide. They are the “ghosts”.
  3. The others look for them with the flashlights.
  4. Whoever finds one, shouts “ghost in the graveyard”. That player is safe. All the other players run back to the base. The ghost(s) chase them and try to tag them. Whoever gets tagged becomes a ghost for the next round.

23. Glow in the Dark Charades

Fall is a great time of year to play glow in the dark games!

Charades in the dark can be quite challenging even with glow sticks.

What you need:

  • glow sticks (bracelets, anklets, necklace etc.)
  • charades cards (optional)

How to play:

  1. One player picks a charades card or comes up with an action to perform.
  2. She puts on the bracelets, anklets etc.
  3. The she performs the action and the others try to guess what the action is.
Enjoy the crisp autumn air. Fun fall game ideas.

24. Glow in the Dark Bowling

What you need:

  • 6-10 plastic bottles filled with water
  • glow stick for each bottle
  • ball (glow in the dark bowl would be awesome)

How to play:

  1. Put a glow stick in each bottle.
  2. Play like you’d any other bowling game.

25. Kingdom Builder: Harvest

A fun extension to the popular board game series called Kingdom Builder.

  • 2-4 players
  • ages 8 and up

26. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

This board game, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, is described to be an abstract strategy game where were players must balance the placement of their tiles or risk helping their opponents on their way to victory.

  • 2-4 players
  • ages 8 and up

27. Harvest Dice

Easy game for a fall family night.

Plant vegetables in your garden or feed them to your pig. Whoever has the most desirable vegetables at harvest time wins.

  • 2-4 players
  • ages 8 and up
Harvest dice. A fun game for fall family game night.
Harvest Dice from Amazon

28. Halloween Puzzle *

Get a puzzle and use it as a minute to win it game. A smaller like a 100-piece Halloween puzzle probably works best for this.

Stroll the streets as family in the cutest family Halloween costumes!

29. Scavenger Hunt (free printable)

Fall Scavenger Hunt Printable

Scavenger hunts are always fun. Print the free fall scavenger hunt today and go for a walk around the neighborhood to see what you can find.

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