When I choose and write songs for use with the parachute, I try to keep them as simple and singable as possible. When your hands are busy and there’s a lot of motion happening, the last thing you want to be doing as a facilitator is recalling tons of lyrics!
And that’s exactly why I adapted the familiar children’s song “Here we Go Looby Loo” for the parachute. It’s a tune that everyone can join in singing with me right away, with just a few simple lyric changes to facilitate manipulation of the parachute.
The two verses that I came up with can be repeated several times, but there is also plenty of opportunity to add more complicated directions, depending on the age and skill level of your students.