For participants to experience first hand the difficulties with trying to follow awkward and/ or unusual instructions
For participants to consider how effectively they read and understand instructions before acting on them
This energiser appears easy, but will participants read and follow the instructions? If not, they will run into difficulties. Even those who follow the instructions will find this energiser awkward.
This is a great exercise in any training programme which involves people in being observant particularly when looking at written instructions. It also helps them to understand how our brains cope (or fail to cope) when presented with unusual instructions.
Instructions to help you run the energiser.
Arithmetic activity sheet.
Arithmetic answer sheet.