Water Bucket Relay

Water bucket relay game for kids

When you have enough players, a water bucket relay race is lots of fun. Find out how to play relay games with water buckets for kids, which are fun outdoor activities and games for summer parties. These relay races are easy to play and quick to organize. Check out our website to find the perfect beach game for your day at the beach. You can also set this up as a team game or have the kids play in pairs.


Game sheet

  • number of players: from 2 players
  • age: from 4 years old
  • supplies: spoons, buckets or others carrying tools for each child
  • Played outdoor
  • Duration: 15 min

How to play Water Bucket Relay?

Kids love relay races, and at the beach, the old-fashioned egg-and-spoon race can be replaced with a water bucket relay. Give each child a plastic bucket and a spoon or other small container.

Place the buckets in a line on the sand and have the children run to the water, fill their container, and then return to empty it into the bucket. The first one to fill their bucket wins the race. You can also set up this game as a team game by having the kids play in pairs. They can take turns filling the bucket or they can do it at the same time. The choice is yours!

Children love the challenge of trying to keep the water from spilling before putting it in their bucket.

The educational advantages of the game

  • development of gross and fine motor skills
  • sand play is very tacile and helps children learn about textures
  • develops balance
  • hand-eye coordination
  • develops agility
  • learning and listening to the rules of the games

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