If the Shoe Fits
Aim of the Game: To try on someone else's shoes
• To talk about how it feels to be in someone else's shoes.
Everyone seated in a circle
Music on a tape or CD, if not available, the group can sing a song and agree on one signal to signify a stop.
• Ask everyone to sit in a circle and take their shoes off, placing these in front of them.
• Tell them that the game entails passing everyone's shoes to the right, while the music plays (or while the group sings a song).
• When the music or song stops, everyone has to slip on the shoes in front of him/her (In some instances there may not be enough shoes if the game has slowed or not all are wearing shoes in the beginning).
• After five rounds, ask everyone to retrieve their shoes wherever they are. Then they should go back to their seats and begin to discuss the game.
• What can you say about the game?
• How did you feel when I asked you to remove your shoes and explained the game?
• Who felt reluctant and why?
• Who got to wear other people's shoes? How did it feel?
• Who got to wear nothing? How did it feel?
• How does it feel when you see your shoes being worn by someone else?
• What went on in your mind when you saw someone else's shoes in front of you and you had to wear them?
• How could these feelings be applied in real life?