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When The Parachute Goes Up

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An energetic game of moving different parts of the body, while playing with the parachute.

Materials Needed: 

  • A large parachute 

What to do: 

  • Have the children stand in a circle holding the parachute along the edges with both hands. 

  • Have children move the parachute up and down and sing the following (sung to the tune of If You're Happy And You Know It)

When the parachute goes up
Stomp your feet
When the parachute goes up
Stomp your feet 

OR

When the parachute is high
And floats up in the sky
Stomp your feet.

Hints and Tips:

Additional verses:

  • Lift one leg…
  • Shout hooray!…
  • Bend your knees…
  • Wiggle your bottom…
  • Shake your head-and so on…

 



Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Understands that events have a cause and effect relationship.

    Carry out between two and three instructions.

    Start developing friendships.

    Enjoys playing with other children.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement, Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Indoor Games, Music and Movement, Party Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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