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Build Your Own Parachute (Tool Required)


Development Level: Preschool/PreK

Learning Areas: Engineering, Movement (Fine Motor)

Overview: Build your very own parachutes with ziploc bags, yarn, and cups! Test them outside and see what happens when you put different materials in the cup.


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Large ziploc bags (gallon-size bags are preferable)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Yarn
  • Hole punches
  • Plastic (or paper) cups (small cups are preferable)
  • Bin of small toys or objects to place inside the parachutes (Legos, cubes, etc.)
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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