This is one of the favorite parachute activities for children! From a standing position, lift the parachute from the ground to waist height, counting one (lift from ground) and two (lift from waist). On three (lift over head), have everyone raise the parachute high over their heads and then (DROP!) crouch down, pulling the parachute tightly behind them. A mushroom effect is created as the parachute settles.


  • Everyone mushrooms, then lets go.
  • Everyone mushrooms, takes one step in, sits down pulling the chute behind them, so everyone is sitting in a TENT.
  • Everyone mushrooms, then runs to the center, still holding the chute.

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