Designed specifically for Gopher by a PE expert, this pack provides teachers with an all-inclusive solution and gets students excited to be active with one of their favorite pieces of equipment! Our ElevAir™ Deluxe Parachute, plus a variety of PE equipment and activity instructions provide hundreds of activities to get elementary students exited and keep them engaged!
Almost 120 pieces of equipment, plus music, instruction, and storage makes this the most complete play parachute activity pack you can find! No matter how big your class is, everyone will be involved and have fun. Our durable ElevAir™ 30’ dia parachute is the foundation of the pack and all included activities—then balls, beanbags, dice, and jump ropes are added for a variety of teamwork activities. Two comprehensive activity resources detail a variety of activities to complete with the class, so there’s no prep time required, just pick out an activity, pull out the appropriate equipment, and go.
Dr. Robert Pangrazi, a PE educator and expert in the field for over 50 years, created the included activity guide that is organized by 5 categories. Each activity features detailed instruction and utilizes only the equipment in this pack, so there’s no need to collect additional pieces. An activity example includes Number Exchange. Students number off by 4, everyone grabs a parachute handle, the parachute is lifted, and students immediately sit under it creating a dome. The teacher calls out a number, those students must get up, run, and switch places with another student, all while maintaining the parachute dome. Backward Pull mimics the movement performed on a rowing machine, and Circular Dribble demands coordination as students hold onto the parachute with one hand and dribble a ball with the other. Included in the guide is a teacher reference, which explains activities in detail and why they benefits students.
Also included is 3-2-1 Parachute Fun, a book with additional activities and ideas for teachers. Both resources provide 37 activities, and many include variations, adding to the number ideas and allowing for customization! Finally, turn up the volume to turn up the excitement with the 2 CDs.
Brightly-colored, durable equipment stands up to routine use and appeals to younger students. With so many pieces to keep track of, we included one of our XX-L VersaBag™ Mesh Storage Bags that holds everything. (Balls must be deflated to fit in the bag.)
- Big Foam Dice, 6", Red, 1 Pair
- Rainbow® Polyester/Cotton Beanbags, 4" sq, Set of 6
- Standard Beach Balls, 15" dia, Set of 6
- Orange Plastic Practice Balls, Set of 12
- White Plastic Practice Balls, Set of 12
- Segmented Jump Ropes, 8'L, Set of 6
- Rainbow® Aqua Animal Beanbags, Frogs, Set of 6
- Rainbow® Aqua Animal Beanbags, Turtles, Set of 6
- Rainbow® Land Animal Beanbags, Bunnies, Set of 6
- Screamin' Yellow® ResisDent Ball™ Baseballs, 3" dia, Set of 6
- Team Beanbag Set, 5-1/2" sq, Set of 12
- Premium-Quality Cage Ball (Bladder and Cover), 24" dia, 1 Ea
- Rainbow® Playground Balls, 6" dia, Set of 30
- Rainbow® Low-Bounce/Low-Density Uncoated-Foam Balls, 3.5" dia, Set of 6
- Rainbow® ElevAir™ Parachute w/ 24 Handles, 30' dia, 1 Ea
- VersaBag™ Mesh Bag, XX-Large, Blue, 1 Ea
- Sports and Novelty Themes CD, 1 Ea
- Rhythmic Parachute CD, 1 Ea
- 3-2-1 Parachute Fun Activity Book, 1 Ea
- Pangrazi Welcome Activity Guide, 1 Ea