|Time:||approx. 30 min|
|Recommended age:||all ages|
|Size of group:||approx. 10-20 persons are perfect|
|Time for preparation:||none|
Lots of different games can be played with a parachute.
- Players hold the parachute all around the edge securely. Small and big waves are made.
- Players kneel and hold the parachute on the ground. At the signal, they all stand up and hold the parachute over their heads. As the parachute falls down to the ground, the players bring their arms down so that the parachute sinks all the way down on the round.
- Make waves. A hunter (cat) on the parachute tries to catch a (mouse) who is under the parachute. Players must crawl.
- Players try to “pass” the parachute around in one direction without crossing their hands.
- Players hold the parachute tight and all lean backwards.
- Carousel: players hold the parachute tight and walk, run, or hop on one leg backwards or forwards, or do somersaults in a circular direction.
- A ball is laid o the parachute and players try to “shoot” it off the opposing side.
- If the parachute has a hole in it, you can have the players “putt” a table tennis ball or a tennis ball through the hole.
- 2 different balls are laid on the parachute. One team tries to catch the other teams ball.
- ball is laid on the parachute and players try to get the ball to roll in a circle.
- One player is under the parachute and must shoot a ball out from under the parachute. The player standing where the ball comes out is next to go under the parachute.
- The parachute is swung upwards and a few or all players must exchange places.
- One player crawls under the parachute. A second player is on top of the parachute and must try to catch the player underneath. Players holding the parachute make waves, flutter it and hold it so that the player under the parachute is made invisible.
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