All participants stand in a circle holding the edge of the parachute. Go round the circle giving the children a type of fruit to be for the remainder of the game in the same way as you would normally number them into groups, some children will be oranges, some pears, some bananas, some apples etc.
Fix a position as the place where the caller stands, thus ensuring that different people get a turn to be the caller. The first caller shouts out at least one type of fruit, but possibly two or three. All children who are that type of fruit have to change places under the parachute.
Whoever is now standing in the caller’s position is the caller for the next turn. If the caller shouts “Fruit Salad!” everyone must change position.
This game can also be played without a parachute, if the children sit in a circle and run round the outside when their fruit is called.