Autumn leaf game

Includes: Outdoors, Nature and the great outdoors, Sports

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Autumn fun extravaganza

This fun game celebrates the glory of autumn leaves.


  1. Collect as many leaves as you can. Create two courses so people can race head to head (check the area for hazards first).
  2. Cut leaf shapes from large sheets of card. Position these at the beginning of the courses – racers must hop across each one.
  3. Fill six plastic bags with leaves and set them up about one metre apart (three on each course). Racers must jump over the bags.
  4. Put a bucket and rake on each course, and scatter a bucketful of leaves next to each course. Each racer must rake up leaves and fill their bucket before proceeding.
  5. Make two medium piles of leaves, one for each course. Put a tennis ball in a random spot in each pile before the race begins. When the racers reach the piles, they must dive in and retrieve their ball.
  6. Finally, lay out a few more plastic bags to leap over, and end the race with a sprint towards a huge pile of leaves. Whoever jumps into the large pile first is the winner.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

There are no specific safety notes. Have fun!
Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

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2 adults needed