Cardinal Directions: Orienteering Treasure Hunt


Hello Explorer! Welcome to this Orienteering Event. At each control checkpoint you will find a new map with a compass oriented on it. Cut out the ruler and use it with each map to determine the location of our next control checkpoint. Good luck and see you at the finish line!


Ready-to-go, orienteering-themed, 9-part treasure hunt designed for ages 6 to 12, with orienteering puzzles leading to the location of the next clue. Easy to set up in under 10 minutes, with instructions for where to hide each clue clearly laid out. This treasure hunt is a great way to practice following directions to solve a problem, using cardinal directions to navigate, and measuring distances. Requires reading or reading assistance, and scissors, to complete.

Purchase includes an instantly downloadable 13-page PDF in color, and a primer on cardinal directions “North”, “South”, “East” and “West”.

To use this treasure hunt you will need a printer, nine pieces of printer paper, and the following hiding locations around your yard or an outdoor common area:

  • Shoes
  • Flowers
  • Rocks
  • Garden Hose
  • Tree
  • Faucet
  • Fence
  • Window
  • Bush


Thanks to our Patrons

This treasure hunt is free thanks to the support of our Patrons. If you are able, please consider becoming a Patron through Patreon to help us keep our educational treasure hunts free for everyone. Patron subscriptions help us cover hosting and insurance costs, fund the development of new educational clues and features for The Builder, and they enable us to commission beautiful adventure storyline themes and support artists. All Patreon subscriptions come with unlimited downloads from The Builder, as well as Free Swag from our Shop and early access to new, ready-to-go treasure hunts.

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