Command task 15: Descriptive power

Equipment: Blindfolds and lots of different pairs of objects (these could be anything you like: stationery, fruit, pieces of MTa kit – be creative)

Time: 5 -10 minutes

Where: Indoors or outdoors

Benefits: Communication

Instructions: Cadets sit in a circle, blindfolded. Each cadet is handed one item by the instructor, with the other identical item being handed to someone else in the circle. With their blindfolds in place, cadets must try to work out what the object is, and then identify who has the same item, so they end up sitting in pairs.

Make it easier: Show the group the items beforehand

Make it harder: Use lots of similar-shaped items e.g. apples, pomegranates, pears