You can buy a giant gym class parachute for just $10

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Gym class was by far my least favorite time of the day when I was in school, but there was one activity I always thoroughly enjoyed: the giant parachute!

Of course, that was all the way back in elementary school, but I remember it fondly and I would be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about it as an adult and wished I had my own.

This summer, that wish is officially coming true because Target is not only selling a giant parachute like the one many of us remember from gym — but it’s only $10! The Giant Parachute Game from Sun Squad features bright colors, measures 9.8-by-9.8-feet wide and is rated for ages 4 and up.


For the uninitiated, the giant parachute can be used by up to eight people, each holding a black strap attached around its circumference, to pop balls high into the air. But the real parachute pros know that’s just one of many fun games you can play with a parachute!


Sun Squad has a handful of other unique outdoor distractions available at Target that will make your summer more fun as well. They include games like badminton and lawn volleyball and toys like kites, sprinklers and even a 60-piece set of sidewalk chalk that costs just $7.

Take a look at some of the other outdoor activities you can find at Target this summer:

Beyond Outdoors Giant Connect 4-in-a-Row

This Beyond Outdoors Giant 4 In-a-Row game is more than a foot tall and includes 42 discs in two colors. For ages 12 and up, it can be played indoors or outdoors and is $49.99.


Chuckle & Roar Pop-up Play Tunnel

This pop-up play tunnel for ages 3+ measures 6 feet long and is $14.99. It’s made for indoor or outdoor play and it flattens for easy storage when you’re done looking at it.

Beyond Outdoors Wooden Bean Bag Toss

This corn hole game includes two boards that measure 2-by-3-feet each and eight premium bean bags. For two or more players age 13 and up, it costs $79.99.


Sun Squad Rainforest Play Center

This inflatable rainforest play center by Sun Squad has a built-in water sprayer and soft water slide to keep your little ones cool. It also comes with inflatable games and toys and easily connects to a standard garden hose. It is for ages 2+ and costs $40.


Are you looking forward to some fun in the sun this summer?

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