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Grade Level: 3-5

There are two equal groups. Each team is equidistant from a midline that has a box of a variety of balls. Each team has all their participants holding a parachute, except for one person who is the thrower.

Each thrower stands on the midline next to the box of balls and then tries to throw  a ball on to the parachute.  After their turn, the next player from the team takes a turn.  Once all players have had a turn the team adds up the number of balls on the chute.

The students holding the parachute are trying to get the balls to stay on the parachute, and then they have to work together as a team to get all the balls of the parachute into a basket without touching the balls with their hands. The team with the most balls in their basket at the end of the time limit is the winner.

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


Praises the movement performance of others both more skilled and less skilled. (S4.E4.4a)


Throws underhand to a partner or target with reasonable accuracy. (S1.E13.3)