The shoe game

3.5 stars
This is a good short game to help your group mix it up a bit.  

Sit everyone in a circle, tell everyone to take off their left shoe, and throw it in a pile in the middle.  Then everyone randomly grabs a shoe from the pile and put it on.  Once everyone has a show on, they then have to find the person who is wearing their shoe, and stand next to them.  

The end result is you end up with circle or two.  

  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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This game is kinda gross, i do not want to put on someone elses stinky shoe!!
- Bubbles (2 Nov 2009)

My girls did not like the boys trying to jam their big feet into their shoes! I have to give them warning to wear / bring flip flops anytime I play a shoe game :(
- Janet (14 Jan 2010)

Instead of putting the shoe on.. the kids could just hold the shoe and find the owner - eliminates the gross factor!
- Lilly (20 Jul 2011)

great game!!
- robyn (11 Dec 2011)

My guys loved it! It also made our youth room smell like feet for about a week! It turned into shoe wrestling and one guy actually got body slammed and I panicked for a moment until I realized he liked the sympathy he got from the girls.
- Joe (december 2011) (13 Dec 2011)

You could use different coloured bracelets ? =)
- CNA (15 Jun 2012)

.. or you could split into teams and have a shoe relay. Shoes (by team) are piled up at the end and 1st person has to run to the end and get the shoe of the person behind. Person gets the shoe brings it back and has to put it on his team mate's foot. Good game for 'Serve One Another' theme
- Lisa (12 Jul 2012)

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