I use this with my students whenever I start to see that they are neglecting to read the directions on one of my science labs. This really helps them understand the importance of reading and following step-by-step instructions.
Students work cooperatively in groups of 3 or 4 to build a structure using common materials. They write down step-by-step instructions on how to put their device together.
A few days later a different group is given the instructions and the container of parts. They are challenged with building the same structure using only the directions.