Parachute Team Games

Age Range: 5 - 11

Tortoise:

The chute becomes a giant tortoise shell with everyone underneath on hands and knees. The idea is to make the tortoise move about, but remain all in one piece. Once it starts to move well, the tortoise can tackle an obstacle course, appropriate to the ability of the participants.

Traffic Lights:

(This idea was contributed by Trish)

All the children hold the parachute and walk (later run, hop, jump...) around to rotate the parachute. When different colours are called the children must do activities to match the colour.

  • Red - stop
  • Orange - change direction
  • Green - speed up

Other instructions could also be added, such as

  • Blue - shout: 'Hello Mr. Policeman' etc

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