Here is a list of some of our favorite parachute games:
- Popcorn: Place a number of beanbags, small balls, or cottonballs onto the parachute. Shake to make them pop up like "popcorn".
- Ball Roll: Have the kiddos try to roll the balls into the hole in the middle of the parachute. (Or have them try to keep the balls from going into the hole in the center.)
- Making Waves: Kids can make small, medium, or large movements to make various types of "waves." You can incorporate a story about a ship on the sea, weather, etc. &/or use your voice as a tool to emphasize directives.
Children turn their bodies sideways and hold the parachute with one hand.
They then walk around in a circle, making a "Merry-Go-Round." For
variety, they can hop, skip, jump, etc. You can stop music as a cue
to reverse and go the other direction.