10 of the Best Fall Lawn Games

10 of the Best Fall Lawn Games

Everyone loves the crisp, cooler temperatures of fall. Finding ways to spend time outdoors with your family without having to leave the comfort of your home can quickly turn a normal day into one filled with laughter and joy. Check out a list of our fun fall family ideas and games below.

1. Pumpkin Ring Toss

It’s just like your regular ring toss game—but with pumpkins! Set up pumpkin-shaped targets or carved pumpkins and have players toss rings onto the stems for a fun fall activity with the family.

2. Zombie Tag

Zombie tag—a spooky twist on the classic game of tag where one player is “it” and chases the others, turning them into “zombies” by tagging them. The game continues until all players have been tagged and transformed into zombies or until a predetermined time limit has been reached.

3. Halloween Scavenger Hunt

A Halloween scavenger hunt is a festive and interactive activity that adds a fun twist to the traditional scavenger hunt game. It’s a great way to entertain kids and adults during Halloween parties or gatherings. Create a list of Halloween-themed items for kids to find in the yard, like plastic spiders, candy or other Halloween decorations.

4. Leaf Art

If you look around, finding the perfect fallen leaves shouldn’t be a difficult task. Be sure to select from a few various colors to make your artwork into a vibrant masterpiece. From here, you can break out the glue sticks, construction paper, googly eyes and markers!

Use the small collection of leaves you’ve gathered to create things like pumpkins, foxes, squirrels, owls or wreaths!

5. Pin the Face on the Pumpkin

“Pin the Face on the Pumpkin” is a Halloween-themed party game inspired by the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” It’s a fun activity, especially for children’s Halloween parties. Instead of pinning a tail on a donkey, kids will try to pin different faces they’ve drawn to a pumpkin while blindfolded.

6. Cornhole

A game of cornhole in the backyard is a family classic. Break out into teams and get ready for the family cornhole competition. If your family’s into football, you may be able to locate a few of your favorite football-themed bean bags to make a game of cornhole even more competitive with friends and family alike.

7. Turkey Trot Relay

A Turkey trot relay is a fun and active game that can be played during Thanksgiving gatherings or events. It’s a great way to get everyone involved and add some physical activity to the holiday festivities. Organize a relay race where participants carry a small turkey (stuffed animal or decorative turkey) and pass it to the next runner.

8. Potato Sack Racing

Potato sack racing isn’t just a thing from movies—you can do this in your own backyard! Grab a set of potato sacks, set a start and finish line and get hopping! Customize your own potato sack with paint or racing numbers.

9. Bobbing for Apples

Get ready to find a pale and a bunch of apples for this fun-filled fall activity! Fill a bucket or pale with water as high as you can get it and drop in as many apples as you’d like. The first person to successfully “bob” an apple gets a prize of your choosing. Make sure you have a couple of towels nearby to dry off with.

10. Make a Scarecrow

From cardboard cutouts you can find online or in a local arts and crafts store to paper plate scarecrow craft kits with materials that are already at home, there are many ways to create a fun scarecrow for all ages. Grab the glue, scissors and some fall-colored crowns to create the perfect homemade scarecrow. This could also make an excellent gift for your aunt or grandparents who come to visit for Thanksgiving! 

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