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Bucket Balance

Mini olympic games, Team building games, Water games, Prize games

Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the air. So their feet should be touching at the top, making a kind of table. Put the full bucket of water on here.

The aim is for all of the kids to remove their shoes in the given time limit... so this will mean keeping the balance of the bucket, while one or two players take a foot away and remove the shoe.

Submitted by Shorty on 05 Nov 2007 - Search for more games submitted by Shorty.


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lorenaNovember 15, 2007 at 12:18 pm
Great idea! gets them to work together however im thinking of substituting the water for confetti. Thanks!!
hayleyAugust 14, 2008 at 3:48 am
Sounds awesome! except i'll do it with slime
ethanMarch 12, 2009 at 3:51 am
thats a dumb game
AlyceNovember 17, 2009 at 6:39 pm
Hey ethan, thats a dumb comment.
HBNovember 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm
i am looking for water games for my youth group tonight, 40degrees today?
definitly going to try this!!
sounds awesome, i will let u's know how it goes.
RanayDecember 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Can you tell me how to make slime?
ShortyDecember 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm
I'm pretty sure it's fairly simple - maybe follow a recipe like this:
munasheJuly 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm
i really think its a good game which unites the youth group in fact it builds team work
hwy.vaughanAugust 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Works great with slime!
lizNovember 12, 2010 at 11:18 am
i think i will try it with the kids wearing suplied socks to save thier shoes
samanthaFebruary 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm
is it possible to do?
ShortyFebruary 27, 2012 at 8:32 am
We planned to play this last Friday night at our youth group however at the last second we realised that it may not be appropriate for girls to play in hot weather as skirts/shorts while lying down and sticking legs in air might be a bit inappropriate. We still ran the game but just got four male volunteers. Unfortunately two of the volunteers weren't wearing shoes... so it didn't work as well as we thought.

I think it would work best in winter, with everyone wearing decent shoes. Fill the bucket with random objects (not water) and set up multiple teams and have a race to see which team can remove their shoes first.
commentAugust 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm
I agree with Ethan
October 31, 2012 at 4:38 am
And I agree with Alyce. . .
KimberlyJanuary 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm
This sounds good! Although I'm picturing a full bucket of water falling on someones face and somebody breaking their nose??
AnonFebruary 12, 2014 at 11:14 am
sounds funny!

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