Brown Shoes Icebreaker


Darlene writes, "This is an activity which has worked very well for me with large groups (of adults) but it is easy to adapt for kids. I have always called it Brown Shoes. I have never seen this one fail and I've used it with stuffy groups of adults. If you want a winner, the first one with a full card can win. I've never needed the bribe of winning, the game is its own reward. Be creative and find ways to include those quiet children in your list. If you need more info - just email me.  

Yours in Christ, 
Darlene Cutler

To begin, create a list of items that can fill a bingo-like card. The card can be any number of squares and the Excel program is a great choice for randomizing the cards. This is where Brown Shoes comes in. Make a list of items for the participants to find, such as someone who is wearing brown shoes, or a red sweater, or wearing white socks, etc. In your list of items include some tougher ones such as, find someone who can recite John 3:16, or knows three memory verses. To play the game, the participants must find someone who fits the item descriptions (i.e. someone wearing brown shoes) then write the name of that person in one of the bingo card squares. 

The first person to fill their card is the winner!

Copyright 2001 Darlene Cutler  
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