Grab your FREE Pinewood Derby printable activities sheets! These are perfect for keeping Cub Scouts (and siblings) entertained during your race.
The Pinewood Derby is arguably the most popular Cub Scout event of the year. And while it's super exciting to watch the race, it can get a little boring when your car isn't on the track. Pinewood Derby printable activities can help keep the kids entertained!
Pinewood Derby Printable Activities
Activity sheets are a fun pastime for your race! They’re perfect for siblings who might not be participating in the Derby, and they’re a great way to keep the Cub Scouts entertained when their car isn’t racing.
You can snag this FREE Pinewood Derby printable game set by entering your email in the box near the bottom of this post.
The game set includes the following:
- 2 crossword puzzles–an easy one for younger Scouts and one that's a bit more difficult for older Scouts
- A maze
- A cryptogram puzzle
- Solutions for all four
Note: The cryptogram puzzle would be great practice for these adventures.
Word Search Puzzles
Word search activity sheets are another great printable to use for your pack.
Get three free Cub Scout word search puzzles including one for the Pinewood Derby. They're not just for the Derby–they're great for den and pack meetings too.
Coloring pages are always a hit. They don't have to be specific to the Pinewood Derby. Here are some links to free ones you can download.
- Lego Pinewood Derby coloring pages
- Cars coloring pages
- Cub Scout coloring pages
- Race car coloring pages
- Pinewood Derby hidden pictures activity sheet
Other Pinewood Derby Activities
Many packs make the Pinewood Derby a festive occasion. Some ideas of things to do are:
- Decorate your event space
- Have a photo booth
- Serve yummy food
- Set up a craft station
- Give the contestants a “pit pass”
- Play music
Pinewood Derby Decorations
Some packs decorate for their race. You can find lots of race car party decorations to choose from.
Even if it’s just hanging up some checkerboard flags, decorations can make your race more exciting.
Photo Booth Ideas for Pinewood Derby
A photo booth does double duty by serving as a cool decoration.
Raisin Racer Craft
One fun thing to do is build Raisin Racers. Who would have thought that coloring a picture of a car and taping it around a box of raisins would be so engaging?
Make a Neckerchief Slide
The Cub Scouts can make this simple Pinewood Derby neckerchief slide while they're waiting on their turn to race.
Pit Pass Idea
We used these free printable pit passes for the Cub Scouts. You can find more pit passes on Etsy.
Pinewood Derby Music Playlist
Nothing gets a party started like music! Check out these car-related songs on my Pinewood Derby music playlist.
Pinewood Derby Food
It wouldn't be a party without delicious Pinewood Derby food. Here are a few ideas for you.
- Pinewood Derby refreshments made with rice krispie treats
- Healthy Pinewood Derby snacks made with apples, oranges, and celery
- Pinewood Derby treats made with snack cakes
Download Your Free Printable
Now it's your turn! Tell me what your pack does for your Pinewood Derby by leaving a comment below!
Yours in Scouting,