Get active with this fun, extra-sensory parachute team game, where the players try to balance the ball and drop it through the centre hole.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either at home or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a sports activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.
Why does this make a difference?
This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, helping build confidence through learning new skills and making friends.
How to play
What you’ll need
- A parachute or bedsheet (ideally with a hole in the middle for the ball to fall through)
Rules of the game
- Players spread out around the parachute, and pull it tightly at waist level
- Take it in turns to roll the ball to the middle of the space, trying to get the ball in the hole
- Players can help each other by lifting their part of the parachute, to try to encourage the ball into the hole
- Celebrate together when you get the ball in the middle of the parachute!
Other ways to play
- If you don’t have a parachute or a sheet with a hole in the middle, try to keep the ball balanced in the centre for as long as possible instead.
- You can make it harder by having more balls in play.
- You can make this game more sensory by using a ball with bells in it to make noise.