Let’s go on a LEGO SCAVENGER HUNT! This is such a fun activity for a rainy day, a family game night, or just a boredom buster. It would also make a great birthday party activity.
In this scavenger hunt, kids will be hunting for LEGO® minifigures. Use the ones you already have because any figures will work. This is basically an INSTANT scavenger hunt. All you’ll need to do is print the cards and hide some LEGO® guys!
Here’s how the scavenger hunt clue cards work.
Each clue card will direct kids to a common household location where the next LEGO® minifigure is hidden – such as in the refrigerator, on a bookshelf, inside a cup, in the mailbox, etc. The clues are all fun rhymes, and some of the clues are more challenging than others. Choose the ones you like based on the ages of your kids and the length you’d like the scavenger hunt to be.
Then all you have to do is hide the minifigures in the appropriate places!
Choose the clues you want to use.
I wrote the clues for this scavenger hunt to work for any home. There are 16 total clues, but you won’t need that many. My goal was that each family would be able to find at least 8-10 clues that would work. For example, if you don’t have a mailbox right in front of your home, you can skip that clue and do another one instead.
Choose the difficulty level.
Once you’ve chosen the clues you want to use, the other way to customize the difficulty level of this LEGO scavenger hunt is by deciding how hard to make the actual searching.
Kids will have to figure out WHERE to look by figuring out the clue, but then you can also decide if you want the minifigures to be hidden in a fairly exposed way, or if you want kids to have to search for them.
If the minifigures are too obvious, then kids may find one on the way to find another, which would sort of ruin the scavenger hunt!
There are a couple of options for how to handle the clue cards during the game. One option is that you can give the kids the first clue, and then send them off to find the first LEGO® guy. When they come back to tell you where they found it, you can hand them the next card.
However, if you’re doing this scavenger hunt with more than one child, or with a whole birthday party full of kids, here’s my tip:
You don’t want all the kids trying to solve the same clue at the same time. I would recommend filling Ziploc bags with sets of clue cards. Make one set for each child or each team. Then, the kids can solve the clues in any order. Have them leave the LEGO® minifigure in place and simply write which LEGO figure they found on the back of the card. For example, if they found the policeman on the book shelf, they should mark that clue card accordingly.
And that’s all there is to it! Are you ready to print your LEGO® scavenger hunt clue cards?
Click the link below. The file will open, and you can save or print from there.
CLICK HERE: LEGO Scavenger Hunt Cards
Need more LEGO® ideas?
We’ve got tons of LEGO® project ideas, but here are some of my favorites:
Build an Epic LEGO® Marble Run – this is SO much fun!
LEGO® Copycat Challenge Game – this is another fun game. Great for a party, a class, or just a group of friends.
How to Build a LEGO® Catapult – this little machine has a lot of power to it!