Team Builders

Stand On The Bucket

Supplies: A white 5 gallon bucket for each team.

This team builder can be played indoor or outdoor. This quick game can be used in many different ways.

Get as many white, 5 gallon buckets as you have teams. Turn the bucket upside-down. The object is to see how many of their team members they can get to stand on the bucket for more than 3 seconds, at the same time.

The team with the most people off the ground at the same time, wins.

NOTE: Make sure you use this team builder where the ground/floor is soft!


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Sally Peterson
    January 21, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    We did this game last night with 50 Jr & Sr High Students. We broke them up into 2 teams and ran 2 rounds, using 2 orange Home Depot buckets.
    Round 1: Each team had 2 minutes (or the length of a song) to get as many people to stand on bucket for 3 seconds. They could keep trying, as long as the song was going.
    Round 2: Same plan, but this time the other team members could hold members in place.
    Round 1, the most we got was 4 people to stand on bucket. Round 2, we got 9, and ended up breaking the bucket.
    This was a fun and allowed the smaller students be the heroes, since they were the best ones to stand on bucket.

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