Thursday, 13 October 2011

Games: Ring a Rosie with parachute

Parachute Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Ring a Rosie

Bring new life to the simple game of Ring-a-Rosie! Children hold onto the parachute and circle around while singing. At the end of the song they all fall down.

Ring a ring a rosie
A pocket full of posies
A tishoo, a tishoo
We all fall down!

Cows are in the meadow
Eating buttercups
A tishoo, a tishoo
We all jump up! (Jump up while sliding voice from low to high and lifting parachute)

Parachute games can be used to develop group activity, allow the leader to maintain close control of the group and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They are enormous fun for younger children as it is a very different piece of equipment to use.
Parachute games are easily led group activities which allow mass participation and can be developed as far as your imagination will allow


  1. Did you guys make the nursery rhyme? It's awesome and the game seems really fun too. Would definitely try this with my class, problem is ... the parachute. Is there any possible substitute to that?

    1. The parachute is perfect as it is colourful and has the handles. You can order it on Amazon.
      You also can use a round tablecloth, just fix some handles to it. Cut eight pieces of shoelaces. Sew the shoelaces around the tablecloth.
      Have fun!