Audience Games, Games & Icebreakers

I Need a Shoelace


This game can be played with small or huge groups. The up-front person divides teams (in audiences of rallies or other large gatherings you can make each section of chairs a group).

The up-front person then yells out a demand for a somewhat common item that people might have on them. The first team to bring up that item wins that round. Have each team select ONE runner to run the item up to the person up front.

I need a…
student body card
13 shoes tied together
3 belts hooked together
nail file
chewed gum
someone with food in their teeth
sock with a hole in it
movie stub ticket
Driver’s License
quarter older than 1980
hair brush

Also see:
Move Right If (Click Here)
Tape Head (Click Here)
Sit Down If (Click Here)
Velcro Head (Click Here)


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Lee
    June 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This game is as cool as it is simple. Our group plays it several times a year, and when we’re part of a multi-youth group environment, we always play it.

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