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Bucket Balance

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How To Play Bucket Balance

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.

Materials Needed

plastic bucket

Submitted by Joel on 05 Nov 2007

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Great idea! gets them to work together however im thinking of substituting the water for confetti. Thanks!!
Posted by lorena on November 15, 2007 at 12:18 pm
Sounds awesome! except i'll do it with slime
Posted by hayley on August 14, 2008 at 3:48 am
thats a dumb game
Posted by ethan on March 12, 2009 at 3:51 am
Hey ethan, thats a dumb comment.
Posted by Alyce on November 17, 2009 at 6:39 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.
Posted by HB on November 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm
Can you tell me how to make slime?
Posted by Ranay on December 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm
I'm pretty sure it's fairly simple - maybe follow a recipe like this:
Posted by Shorty on December 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm
i really think its a good game which unites the youth group in fact it builds team work
Posted by munashe on July 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm
Works great with slime!
Posted by hwy.vaughan on August 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm
i think i will try it with the kids wearing suplied socks to save thier shoes
Posted by liz on November 12, 2010 at 11:18 am
is it possible to do?
Posted by samantha on February 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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.
Posted by Shorty on February 27, 2012 at 8:32 am
I agree with Ethan
Posted by comment on August 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm
And I agree with Alyce. . .
Posted by on October 31, 2012 at 4:38 am
This sounds good! Although I'm picturing a full bucket of water falling on someones face and somebody breaking their nose??
Posted by Kimberly on January 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm
sounds funny!
Posted by Anon on February 12, 2014 at 11:14 am
Kimberly, if there's not a slight element of danger, then it's not a good youth game
Posted by Ham on September 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm
Let's not get too caught up in safety here, you'll never have any fun if you do!
Posted by Jocelyn on October 31, 2014 at 2:04 pm

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