# Giving directions without a map

Giving directions is an important mathematical skill. Help your child develop their understanding of position and length with this two-player game.

## Things you need

• 2+ players
• Blindfold
• Obstacles (water bottles, soft toys, cones etc.).

## The challenge

### Step 1

One person selects a location across the room or yard and puts obstacles in the way. The other player is blindfolded or closes their eyes.

Tip:

Be safe! Make sure the obstacles you've chosen won't cause harm.

### Step 2

The person without the blindfold now has to give verbal instructions to the blindfolded person on how to reach their target location, using words like:

• clockwise or anti-clockwise
• full-turn, half-turn or quarter-turn
• left or right
• up or down.

The blindfolded person needs to reach the location without hitting any obstacles.

### Step 3

Once the blindfolded person reaches the target location, swap over. The person who gives the best directions helping their partner avoid the most obstacles wins!