Parachute play is not just for the outdoors – it is fun all year round and can be used inside as well. Parachutes for childrens play come in a variety of sizes and they come with handles for children to grasp. I would highly recommend having a large parachute for outdoor play and a smaller one (6 ft.) for indoor use. The 6 ft. size is perfect for indoors and is also a better size for younger preschoolers as their arms tend to get very tired quickly when using the larger sizes. This is the perfect thing to bring out on a rainy day to get the giggles going and the body moving! Parachute play encourages cooperation and teamwork, following directions and builds large muscles and motor skills and is just plain fun! There are so many things to do with a parachute. Games, songs, exercises, bouncing balls, storytelling, rhythmic dancing, circle time fun, fort building and more. They are so colorful and bring excitement to the children’s eyes as soon as they see it. This is one of the best rainy day activities for kids!