Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Parachute Games and D.I.Y.

We are huge fans of the Parachute! They are fun, colourful, social, promote teamwork and increase coordination.  This post will give you information on a variety of games and even how to sew your very own parachute.

Here is a partial list of Parachute games by Play Parachutes
  • Popcorn: Place a number of beanbags, small balls, or stuffed animals onto the parachute. Shake to make them pop up like "popcorn". 
  • Ball Roll: Have the children try to roll the balls into the hole in the middle of the parachute.
  •  Making Waves: Children can make small, medium, or large movements to make various types of "waves."
  • Poison Snakes: Place three or four jump ropes onto the chute. Shake the parachute to keep the snakes from "biting" (touching) you.
  • Parachute Tag: Lift the parachute high into the air. Call out two children’s names. They must trade empty spots by running under the chute, before it comes down on them.
  • Mushroom: Standing, lift the parachute waist height. Count to three - with "one" and "two" being small practice lifts. On three, all lift the chute overhead, and crouch down pulling the parachute edges down as well. This creates what looks like a "mushroom."
  • The Wave: Children put their hands up, one after another, in order – creating a synchronized "wave" like in the stands at a baseball game.
  • Beach Ball Fun: Use a beach ball, moving it with waves, around on the parachute. 

    We added a giant balloon to the game! 

    This colourful parachute was purchased for under $20 at Winner's. 


    If you have the time you can sew your own parachute using plastic shower curtains for $6.00. You can find the full instructions at And Next Comes! 

     Feel free to share your projects and photo's on our Facebook Page.  We would sure love to see them!







  1. Thanks for linking to my homemade play parachute tutorial! I appreciate it.

  2. You are so welcome Dyan. I think it's one of the neatest things I've seen crafted in a long time! Cheers