sufficient preparation time.
game is good for all ages.
tme is at least 10 minutes.
Another great variation on the old name game.
This one's great to get the entire group energized and a little more comfortable!
To begin, get the group in a circle, standing, and have every person take
off their right shoe. (This is the only somewhat difficult part of the
game - just explain that no one else will actually WEAR their shoe.) Remove
one shoe from the circle so there is one less shoe than people, and have
one person stand in the center and introduce themselves. Everyone else
should be at a shoe. The person in the center then says, "I love all my
neighbors who also love... ice cream" (for example). Everyone who loves
ice cream, including the person in the center, must then run to another
shoe. The person left without a shoe to stand at is the next person in
This is a great way to learn names, to learn a little about the kids and
each other, and to get everyone energized since there's lots of running!