In this outdoor water game, youth must perform a task while precariously balancing a bucket of water over their heads.
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Game MaterialsOne bucket of water for each team of youth. You also might want to have a tarp or beach towels upon which youth can lie down.
Optimal Group Size for GameThis game can be played with only two youth on a team. The larger the team the easier the game becomes.
Game VenueBest played outdoors.
CAUTIONYou will want to exclude girls in skirts or dresses from this game as well as those wearing clothes that might become semi-transparent when wet. Youth should be prepared to get wet. If in normal clothes, before playing have youth remove anything that could be damaged by water from their pockets.
Split the group into teams.
Instruct each team to form a circle and then lie on their backs with their legs raised together in the center of the circle.
With everyone in place, balance a bucket of water on the feet of each team of youth, stabilizing it until they can keep it stable on their own.
Once the bucket is stable, inform the teams that they have 3 minutes to take their shoes off without spilling the water or dropping the bucket.
Start the clock and the first team to successfully take all their shoes off without spilling the water or dropping the bucket wins.
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