Parachute Bounce

Summary: A fun, high-energy way to incorporate the parachute into programming!


  • Parachute
  • Small ball or stuffed animal


  1. Organize players evenly around the parachute so each is standing up and holding onto their own color section. Each color constitutes a team.
  2. The game facilitator throws a stuffed animal or ball onto the parachute and, when he or she says go, all the kids shake the parachute, trying to get the object onto their team’s color.
  3. The game facilitator will yell “Drop it!” randomly and everybody has to drop the parachute. Whichever color block the object lands on wins a point for that team! You can keep going for as many rounds as you want!

Debrief Questions:

  • What did you do to work together with your teammates?

Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)

Energy Level: High

Grade Level: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & Up

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)