Our Sensory Kids


Our Top Three Parachute Songs

I love using our parachute. The opportunities are endless- and it makes everything fun!

Below I have listed our top three most used songs & games.

1.Monkeys on the Bed (Traditional)

This is the most popular parachute song. It is great for practise counting backwards and responding to your name.

You sing:

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, (bounce the toy monkeys)

One fell off and bumped his head, (adult chooses who throws a monkey off)

Mummy called the Doctor and and Doctor said,

‘NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!’ (shout or wag finger)

adult- “how many now?”

This continues until everyone has had a turn.


2.Wheels on the Bus (Traditional)

This encourages children to suggest ideas and work in a team.

You sing:

The Wheels on the bus go round and round,

round and round, round and round.

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

all day long.

Next you go round the circle either asking the children/adults what we do on the bus next or if they can not communicate just go with what they are already doing. Its great fun and is very inclusive!

It may sound like this…

Kyle on the bus, he flaps his hands,

flaps his hands, flaps his hands

Kyle on the bus, he flaps his hands

all day long.

I love it because it celebrates everyone’s differences, adults included!


3.Colours over you (Jbrary on Youtube)

After a very exciting and loud parachute session, our sensory kids often need a nice calm song to prepare for the end. We usually finish with this one.

All children are encouraged to lay underneath the parachute on their backs.

You sing:

Red and Yellow and Green and Blue,

are the colours over you,

Red for a rose and Yellow for the sun,

Green for the grass and Blue for the sea,

Red and Yellow and Green and Blue,

are the colours over you.


Happy parachuting!

We are always looking at expanding our songs and games repertoire so please share your fantastic ideas in the comments below!