Blind Lego

For a great game that helps develop perspective taking, look no further than your mismatched Lego collection.

By Momentous Institute | Jun 29, 2015
Blind Lego

For a great game that helps develop perspective taking, look no further than your mismatched Lego collection.
 
Blind Lego is for two people, or a group divided into partners. Each person gets a set of Legos. The sets must be identical – same color and shape. Have the two people sit back-to-back. The first person builds a structure out of Legos. Then he describes what he built to his partner, who can’t see his structure (blind Lego, remember!).
 
The second person, using his partner’s verbal cues only, attempts to replicate the exact same structure. After the two feel done, have them compare and see how they did. Let them switch roles so they can see what it’s like to be on both ends of the process.


This activity requires that the two partners pay attention and communicate well. You can follow this activity up with some questions.
 
How did you do? Was it easier or harder than you expected?
 
What strategies did you use?
 
When you were the communicator, how did you let your partner know what to do next?
 
When you were the listener, what words did you listen for?
 
Which was more difficult – listening or communicating?


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