Two Person Parachute Activity

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parachute activity We are all familiar with group parachutes, but have you tried activities with two person parachutes? Alyssa Dabbenigno, a Physical Education teacher from Virigina, shares with us this fun activity using our Spectrum Connect-a-Chute Pack of parachutes as two person parachutes. Participants will learn to work together, practicing throwing, catching, and retrieving.

Two-Person- Outfield Scramble

Divide the class into TEAMS, preferably teams of 4 (Example: Flyers, Eagles, Capitals, Nationals, and Pirates)

  • Two members from each team will be selected to hold the Parachute.
    • Their job is to work together to “CATCH” the pop flies using the 2-person parachute. (The ball may not bounce or be rolled)
    • Catchers may move side to side but can not cross the black line to get closer to thrower!
    • IF they catch the pop-fly they must try to transfer the ball into the team hula hoop/basket (as shown be hind catchers in images) WITHOUT using their hands! (each pop-fly is a “run/score”)
  • One member from each team will be selected to be the “Thrower”.
    • Their job is to go through the 5 Steps of an Overhand Throw using the parachute as their target. Staying behind the cone they may throw 1 pop-fly at a time.
  • The last member of the team is the “Retriever/Ball-boy/girl”.
    • Their job is to run back to the bleachers where all of the objects (gatorskin balls, yarnballs, and rubber frogs) are scattered around. They may pick up one object at a time and RUN to the “Thrower”. Hand them the object – DO NOT roll or throw.

After each round rotate the players! Everyone should get a chance to throw, catch, and retrieve! (Add in a fitness component: while the “thrower” is waiting for a ball they are doing squats, jumping jacks, lunges, etc.)

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Ideas Worth Sharing – An Active Geography Lesson

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We survey many of our customers and sometimes we ask them what they use the products they are buying for. We continue to be wowed by your creative, resourceful and genius ideas, so we want to share them for others to enjoy!

Patricia from Silver Lane SBHC shares with us an awesome active walking program she has matched with Geography for her Elementary students using this USA Floor Puzzle Map.

 “I am conducting a 15 minute walking program every morning for elementary school students. Each kid gets a bead for each mile he or she walks. The map-puzzle will be used to track the collective distance as a group, “how far have we walked.” We are going to aim for Disney with stops in New York, Philly, Baltimore, DC… As we pass through each state, I will put up the next puzzle piece on our bulletin board. If we get to Disney before the end of the school year we will head to the next place the kids find interesting. I picked your puzzle map because it does not have Alaska or Hawaii in the Gulf of Mexico or both off Baja.”

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Ideas Worth Sharing – Bringing a Lesson to Life

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We survey many of our customers and sometimes ask them what they use the products they are buying for. We continue to be wowed by your creative, resourceful and genius ideas, so we want to share them for others to enjoy!

A homeschool mom from Florida shared with us how she used our Unfinished Wooden Keel Boat to teach a lesson on Lewis & Clark.

“I am a homeschool mom and I group teach in a co-op organization. I am teaching Lewis and Clark this semester to 3-5 graders and am a very hands-on teacher. When we studied the type of boats Lewis & Clark went up the Missouri on, I decided I wanted the kids to make a keel boat. I went online to get ideas on how to do this and found this kit. It was so inexpensive and was exactly what I wanted. I was a little leary that it would be missing parts, or be VERY cheap, but I was quite surprised and pleased. The kits were perfect, easy to put together, and made of real wood. We just added drops of our own wood glue and we taped the masts, since they didn’t stay on without help. But those supplies I already had. All in all, I was very happy with the purchase, and the students had a great time building them!”

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