How to Play: Water Brigade

Filed under: Kids' Games, Activities: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Activities: Big Kids

Fill the bucket and have some fun. Credit: Getty Images

What you need: You will need four buckets and, depending on the variation you are playing, a small cup, spoon, bowl, pie plate, or Tupperware container.

How to play: Divide the children up into two teams. Establish the starting and the finish line (about 25 paces between each), and place a full bucket of water for each team at the starting line and an empty bucket for each team at the finish line. The object of this game is to transfer all of the water from the bucket at the starting line to the bucket at the finish line, using whichever means is available. Players will take turns carrying water from the starting line to the finish line.

The rules: The traditional means of transferring the water is a small cup, but you can also use a spoon, a bowl, a pie plate, or a Tupperware container.

How to win: The first team to successfully transfer all of their water from the starting-line bucket to the finish-line bucket wins.

What else you need to know: Another variation of this game is to use a sponge to soak up water to transfer from bucket to bucket.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.