The Parachute Song This song helps with steady beat and opposites, and teaches teamwork. Children should hold parachute high over head for “up” (they should be able to see their friends on the other side of the circle), and near their knees for “down.” Suggested prop—parachute, sheet, or round plastic tablecloth held in a circle with a group of children and adults)

Chorus: Up, down, up, down, Up, down, up, down to the beat
This is the parachute song! Up, down, up, down
Up, down, up, down, Up, down, up, down
This is the parachute song! Up, down, up, down

I can sing high (echo: I can sing high) Hold parachute up high
I can sing low (I can sing low) Bring parachute down low
This is the parachute song! Move parachute up and down

I can sing fast (I can sing fast) Wave parachute quickly
I can sing slow (I can sing slow) Wave parachute slowly
This is the parachute song! Move parachute up and down

The Parachute Song copyright 2003 by Beverly Theige