What are Parachute Games?
Parachute Games use a parachute to help your group work together to achive a specific goal set out before hand. See examples below:
How to play: Parachute Games
For each game, start by spreading the parachute out and having each player stand around the outside of the parachute.
Everyone holds the parachute. The leader will call out ‘1,2,3’ and everyone will lift the parachute above their heads while still holding on. When the leader calls’1,2,3’, they will also call out a food/movie/activity/song/etc. If any player likes what is called out, they will let go of the parachute and run underneath it to try and swap places with someone else before the parachute reaches the ground.
b) Ball bounce:
Number players either 1 or 2. Place a ball in the middle of the parachute. Instruct one team to try and knock the ball off the parachute, while the other team tries to keep it on. You can make this more difficult by: limiting movements (ex. Can only shake parachute once), having more teams, having more balls, having more than one game going at a time.
Select one player to be the cat and one to be the mouse. The mouse will crawl underneath the parachute and try to avoid being caught by the cat who is on top of the parachute without their shoes on. Those around the outside will help the mouse by rippling the parachute.
d) Mushroom Cloud:
Have everyone hold the parachute. The leader will call out ‘1,2,3’ and everyone will raise the parachute above their heads. On the way down, everyone will duck under the parachute and pull it down behind them to try and form a giant mushroom cloud or bubble with everyone inside. You can try and see how long the bubble will stay without deflating, or try and get as many people out of the bubble as possible without it deflating.