Ok technically it isn't a bucket, but they had fun just the same. I didn't feel like taking all of them to the pool by myself so I just dumped their toys out and put water in the rubbermaid containers. I gave them water bottles to squirt each other and they just ended up sitting in the tub and pouring the water out. Fun times in our communal back yard. I can't wait to have my own back yard. Yes, I know it has its advantages and disadvantages, but it would be ours!