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Blind Robot [2]

Short description

Trust exercise in which one is "led" blindly and gives or implements verbal instructions.


Social behaviourGroup dynamics/team building

Group size



15 minutes



Goal of this exercise is to improve

  • the translation of speech into movement

  • body tension

  • the concentration

The children learn to trust each other, they learn to articulate and listen carefully; they have to coordinate with their partner, otherwise the exercise will not work.


  1. A pair is chosen from the group.

  2. One of the pair partners is blindfolded and led around the room by the arm of the other.

  3. After about 2 minutes he is let go and has to go on alone.

  4. The "seeing" partner continues to provide him with directional information. These consist only of simple commands such as "left", "right", "straight ahead" and "stop!

  5. The "blind" partner remains turned away from verbal directional indications.

A child moves in a mechanical and monotonous way, like a robot. It changes direction, then always does so at a 90 degree / 180 degree angle.

Background information for further reading

Cognition and consciousness


Processes of perception

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