Escape the Desert: Clue 1

Welcome to your Lent Journey Escape box! As we journey through Lent, make sure you load the page for your clue BEFORE YOU open the sealed clue bag. This requires discipline…but it will be worth it to play the game and enjoy the process! 


First read below: 

Your first clue has to do with the start of Lent. This is a special season where we make an extra effort to pray, fast, and give alms to the poor. From the book of Joel, we hear:

Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning.

We return to the Lord and focus on Him!  In the gospel according to Matthew, Jesus tells us to be quiet in our good works. Don’t draw attention to yourself and look for praise for the good you do. As you think about what you’re going to do to pray, fast, and give alms this Lent, we’re going to quietly solve the mysteries of the Lent Escape Box!

Before you open the bag for Clue 1, know this…

There is a fidget toy inside that you will be able to play with quietly, but first you need it to solve your clue! Do NOT play with it until you have read and followed the directions.

Ready? Open the bag, and read and CAREFULLY follow the directions inside then use the code checker at the top of this page to check your answer!


Hold the cube with the white squares facing you and the orange squares facing up.

Turn the left side away from you once.

Turn the right side toward you twice.

Using the colours that you see now facing you, discover the code word and enter on the code checker on the top of the page.

Hint 1: 

The first column should be all red, second should be all white, and the third should be all yellow. Use the colour code to decipher the clue!