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I am looking for very clear written instructions for a 7-year-old person or anyone who can read. The instructions are about putting away legos and throwing away trash bits left on the floor. I am looking for step-by-step instructions that are also natural and common. Below are what I've come up with.

Putting away legos:

First, gather up the lego blocks into a pile in front of you using both hands. Next, cup the palms of your hands and while keeping them on the floor, draw them together simultaneously picking the blocks off the floor. Then, carry the blocks over to the box and drop them inside.

Throwing away trash:

Sweep all the trash bits with (the edges of) your palms and make a small pile. Next, grab them off the floor, holding them in your fists. Lastly, throw them into the bin.

I know these are not the most common sets of instructions. Please, give feedback. Are there any commonly used vocabulary verbs for such specific actions?

  • That's all fine except where you use "picking" it would be more common to say "scoop up" which would imply using your palms. Picking is done with fingers. – Timinycricket Mar 7 '18 at 8:41
  • It's pretty good, except that "trash bits" sounds weird and non-idiomatic. Why not just "trash", which is already a noun? Also, if you say "grab them off the floor", why follow it with "holding them in your fists"? If you grabbed them, you're already holding them. – stangdon Mar 7 '18 at 11:58

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