Big Room Games, Games & Icebreakers

Shoe Tie


While students are entering, ask them to take off their shoes and put them in a back room out of sight. While they’re involved in other activities, have a leader or two sneak back and tie all the shoes together in one big, massive knot. Then bring out the pile in front of everyone.

The object of the game is to see who can be first to get their shoes untied, back on their feet, and tied again. Award two different winners: laces and no laces.

Added by Bryan Murawski

Young Life Variation:
Divide all the people into groups of 3. Taking turns, have 2 people untie and then retie the laces of the group with one person using his left hand and the other person using his right hand. Put a time limit on it. Race against two groups.

Also, see Shoe Pile (Click Here) and Shoe Stretch (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.

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