6 Amazing Parachute Games for Kids

Amazing Parachute Games for Kids

Parachute games are a great way for children to learn as they encourage sharing and teache teamwork. Children also learn how to listen, follow instructions and communicate as they engage in the fun and recreational activities that parachute games supply. If you are wondering how to play parachute games with kidsyou’ve come to the right place.

Fun Parachute Games for Children

Are you trying to find ways to entertain your kids at a picnic? Here are some fun parachute activities for kids :

1. Dinosaur Parachute

Kids who are interested in dinosaurs will love this one.

Things You Will Need

  • Parachute

How To Play

  • Let the children stand around the parachute and hold it at waist level.
  • Ask them to imitate the movements of different dinosaurs, for example, if imitating a pterodactyl, have them move the parachute up and down like wings.

What Your Child Will Learn

  • How to work together
  • How different dinosaurs move

2. Treasure Hunt

An interesting game that encourages kids to practice their skills.

Things You Will Need

  • Parachute
  • Balls
  • Ropes
  • Frisbees

How To Play

  • Place the balls, ropes and Frisbees under the parachute and ask the children to move it in a rhythmic wave.
  • On command one of the children will have to rush beneath the parachute and grab the item they are asked to and rush back out without being touched by the parachute.
  • If the parachute touches a player, they will need to put the item back.

What Child Will Learn

  • Practice their speed
  • Follow commands
  • Strategize

3. Swapping Colours

A colourful parachute is the best for this game.

Things You Will Need

  • Parachute

How To Play

  • Spread the parachute and have the children stand around it.
  • Ask the children to call out the name of the colour they are standing in front of.
  • Call out a colour, and then the children standing in front of the colour should run to the next segment of the parachute with the same colour.

What Child Will Learn

  • The basic colours
  • To follow instructions

Swapping Colours

4. What’s that Sound

This one will require a few props and some sharp ears.

What You Will Need

  • Triangle (instrument)
  • Bells
  • A Wooden block
  • Parachute

How To Play

  • Tell the children that each of the instruments will signal a different action.
  • When they hear the triangle, they must stand on one leg and hop twice, raising the parachute up and down.
  • When they hear the bells, they need to raise it above their heads and vigorously shake the parachute.
  • When the wooden block is tapped, they will need to lie down on their tummies, parachute in front of them.

What Child Will Learn

  • To remember instructions
  • How to follow instructions
  • How to pay attention

5. Tent

This one of the fun and exciting parachute games for preschoolers.

What You Will Need

  • Parachute

How To Play

  • Spread the parachute on the ground and ask the children to stand around it.
  • Ask them to pick up the parachute and hold it at waist level and then on the count of three, raise the parachute as high as they can, take three steps in front and bring the parachute down behind them.
  • Once inside you can sing rhymes and tell stories.

What Child Will Learn

Tent

6. Jack in The Box

Have your toddlers join in on the parachute fun with this one.

What You Will Need

  • Parachute

How To Play

  • The toddlers have to sit under the parachute with adults holding the handle down to the ground.
  • Sing “Jack is quiet down in his box; until somebody opens the lid!”
  • After the song, the adults lift the parachute high, and the toddlers all cry “BOO!”

What Child Will Learn

  • How to pay attention
  • Concept of timing

Parachute games are great for outdoor events and have a way of breaking the ice even among older children. The more colourful the parachute, the more delighted the children are. It is amazing how a simple piece of equipment can bring out so much joy to the little ones. So, the next time you need a few activities for any kind of outdoor events, pick up a parachute and get planning.

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