15 Interesting Parachute Games For Kids

Parachute Games For Kids

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Parachute games can excite even the fussiest of kids. The fun-quotient can have your little one jumping for joy. Moreover, parachute games are an excellent way to teach children the importance of teamwork. So, gear up for some fun with these top parachute games for your kids.

15 Best Parachute Games For Kids:

1. Mushroom:

Mushroom

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Tell the kids to spread out while holding the edge of the parachute.
  1. Now tell them to pull the parachute taut and then lower it to the ground and the knee level.
  1. As you say go, all the kids have to raise the parachute upwards. The parachute will fill with air and rise like a giant mushroom.

Tip:

To get the parachute as high as possible, tell the kids to take a few steps towards the center of the parachute as it rises.

Variation:

  1. Tell the kids to run to the center while holding the parachute.
  1. Mushroom and then let go of the chute at the same time. The parachute will be in its puff shape and will go straight up in the air if there is no wind.

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2. Circus Tent:

Circus Tent

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Tell the players to raise their arms with the parachute as high as possible.
  1. Once the chute is high, and as you signal, the kids have to take 3 to 4 steps towards the center.
  1. While holding the parachute tightly, tell the kids to sit at the edge of the chute, what now appears to be the circus tent.

3. Ball Surfing:

Ball Surfing

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute
  • Ball

How To:

  1. Gather the kids in a large playing area.
  1. Now tell all the kids to hold the parachute tightly. Place a beach ball or football on the parachute.
  1. Now each kid has to lift the parachute just after the ball rolls by. Make sure that they get the timings right. If they are too late, then the ball will run off the parachute or into the player, and if they are too soon, then the ball will stop rolling.

Note:

The ball should not be tiny as it can make the game harder.

4. Basketball:

Basketball

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Make a group of at least ten players.
  1. Give 4 to 5 players a ball. The ball should be small enough to fit through the hole in the middle of the chute.
  1. The rest of the players now have to make a mushroom.
  1. The players with the balls now have to attempt to throw through the hole of the parachute.
  1. Change the players after a few attempts.

5. Circular Sit-Up:

Circular Sit-Up

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Make the players sit along the edge of the chute with their legs underneath.
  1. Now tell one side to lean backwards and the other side to lean forward. Repeat until you see a seesaw effect.
  1. To make it harder, instead of doing the up and down motion, tell the kids to do circular motion from the waist. The parachute will now move accordingly.
  1. You may need to dictate which kid has to lean back and circle to the side.

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6. The Cave:

The Cave

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Tell the kids to hold the edge of the parachute and then inflate.
  1. Now tell them to take a few steps towards the center while the chute is inflated.
  1. Now tell the kids to release one hand from the chute and pull the parachute behind the head with the other hand.
  1. Have them kneel down, holding the edge towards the ground.
  1. The players have to stay inside the parachute until it begins to deflate.

7. Crossing Over And Crossing Under:

Crossing Over And Crossing Under

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Number the players. You have to give one number to two players.
  1. Now make the players kneel and make rough waves.
  1. Then begin by calling out the numbers. As you call out the number, the player has to crawl on the chute instead of running under it. The kid with the same number has to crawl under the sheet and make a statue.
  1. Repeat the game until all the players get the chance to become statues.

8. Mousetrap:

Mousetrap

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Assign numbers to half the players.
  1. Now tell the kids to stand around the parachute and hold it as high as they can. You will need a taut parachute so that the players can take a few steps backwards.
  1. Now call out the numbers. The numbered kids have to become the mice and crawl under the parachute.
  1. The rest of the players have to hold the chute as the mice try to come out of it.
  1. When you blow the whistle, the players holding the parachute have to pull it to the ground quickly to trap the mice.

9. Alligator:

Alligator

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Tell the children to lie down on the ground and pull the chute to their chin. Their legs should be straight under the chute and together. The kids have to pretend to be asleep, keeping their eyes closed.
  1. Now you have to walk around and tap on one of the players on his shoulder. The player will become the alligator.
  1. The ‘alligator; now has to crawl under to eat the sleeping students.
  1. The alligator can ‘eat’ the student by pulling his/her feet.
  1. The student has to scream as loud as possible to warn others. After being eaten by the alligator, the player will also turn into one.
  1. Continue the game until all the students turn into alligators.

10. Birthday Celebration:

Birthday Celebration

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Tell the birthday child to stand in the middle of the parachute. The rest of the kids have to hold the parachute with one hand and walk around until it gets smaller.
  1. Now tell the kids to pull the chute with both their hands. The birthday kid in the middle will spin as the kids pull the chute.
  1. Call out the months for the birthday.
  1. Kids have to come across to the other side when their month is called out while the parachute is lifted in the air.

11. The Class Picture:

The Class Picture

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Tell the players to hold the parachute, with hands separated on the chute.
  1. Now tell them to lift the chute, take three steps to the center and place the parachute behind their neck.
  1. Instruct the kids to lie on their tummies while bringing the hands with the chute together under their chins.
  1. When done correctly, you will see the cute faces under the chute.

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12. Number Chase:

Number Chase

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Assign a number to half of the players.
  1. Now tell the kids to hold the parachute with their right hands and walk in a clockwise direction.
  1. The player whose number is called has to let go of the parachute and run around until he gets back to his original spot.
  1. The other players have to continue walking while rest run around.
  1. After all the numbers are called, tell the kids to hold the chute with their left hands and walk in the clockwise direction.
  1. The kids will feel like they are traveling around the parachute.

13. Fruit Salad:

Fruit Salad

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. Give each kid the name of a fruit in the sequence- apple, mango, banana, and strawberry… apple, mango, banana, strawberry and so on. Two players will share one name.
  1. the players to waft the parachute up, down and slowly, together.
  1. As you call out a fruit name, the players with the name will run to exchange their places.
  1. Then call out another fruit, and continue the procedure.
  1. Continue the game until all the fruit names have been called out.

14. Interlocking Gears:

Interlocking Gears

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You Will Need:

  • 2 parachutes

How To:

  1. Interlocking gears is a game of coordination.
  1. Divide the kids into two groups. Give each group a parachute. The groups have to stand close to each other.
  1. Now one group has to walk in the clockwise direction, and the other group has to walk in an anti-clockwise direction.
  1. When the groups come to the point where the two parachutes meet, they have to take hold of the other parachute and leave the one that they are holding. Basically, they have to join another circle. It will appear like they are walking in a giant eight figure.
  1. After some time, tell the player to walk in the other direction.

15. Ocean:

Ocean

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You Will Need:

  • Parachute

How To:

  1. In this game, the players have to pretend that the parachute is the ocean and move the parachute to the ‘weather report’ they hear.
  1. For example, if you say, “the weather report says that today will be a slight breeze over the Atlantic ocean. How would it look?
  1. The children will respond by making small waves in the chute. If you say, “that there will be the wind over the Pacific Ocean, the kids have to make big waves.

These parachute games would make a great addition to barbecue parties, camps and of course, birthday parties. Do you have any parachute game to add to the list? Then please share a few with us by commenting below.

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