Easy Outdoor Games for Kids

Coins in a Bucket Game

Try the Coins in a Bucket Game.
Try the Coins in a Bucket Game.
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Try your luck at the watery Coins in a Bucket Game. You'll find it's a lot harder than it looks! But this easy outdoor game for kids provides a lot of amusement for only a handful of change.

What You'll Need:

  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Quarters
  • Pennies

Step 1: Fill a bucket with water, and drop a quarter into it.

Step 2: Take a handful of pennies, and drop them into the bucket one by one. Try to drop each penny so that it lands right on top of the quarter.

Step 3: Keep track of how many tries it takes to "capture" the quarter. If you're playing against a friend, take turns, and the one who captures the quarter first wins.

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