Leaky bucket water game

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Beavers to work out how and transfer water from full bucket to empty bucket using flower pots or cups with holes in them


flower pots, buckets, water


At one end empty bucket then line up opposite bucket. Next to the front of beavers place a bucket full of water. Give beaver a number of plastic cups (but not enough for one each) – with holes in them.- The Beavers have 2 minutes to talk about the best way to carry the water using the cups from one bucket to another. After 2 minutes shout go and let them try to transfer the water from full to empty bucket using only the leaking cups. At the end of the game measure the water in each bucket.


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  • outdoors
  • water
  • Water games

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