This Sunday mostly everyone will be laid up on their couch with an endless supply of greasy foods and cheering for their team lined up. While you can spend all game glued to the T.V., your child might have an issue sitting still for hours.
This Sunday, mostly everyone will be laid up on their couch with an endless supply of greasy foods and cheering for their team. While you can spend all game glued to the TV, your child might have an issue sitting still for hours.
To keep them occupied, try providing some kid-friendly entertainment for your little ones. If you’re inviting friends over for the game, allow your child to invite some friends over for their own Super Bowl party.
With preparation a few days before the game, and some mini prizes, these games will keep your children occupied without much supervision.
First Quarter Betting
Children can usually sit for the first quarter - take advantage of this. Have them place bets using candy on possible first-quarter scenarios, such as which team will score first, who will have the most points at the end of the quarter, which companies will advertise in the first quarter. Give them a few choices to get them started.
Second Quarter Scavenger Hunt
Hide “pennants” made of construction paper in Ravens purple and 49ers red around the house. Divide the children into two teams; whoever finds all the pennants of their team quickest wins. Be sure to have little prizes on hand; mini-footballs or candy will work.
Halftime Jersey Decorating
During halftime, have shirts available for the kids to decorate however they want. Cut out numbers, logos and letter stencils ahead of time so the kids can trace them.
Or have the kids create their own logos for the teams. To avoid a big mess, stay away from glue and glitter.
This is also a good time for the children to pick who they think is going to win the game as well as what the final score may be.
Third Quarter Bingo
Write a list of football terms and players’ names the announcers might say. Have the children pick some and create a Bingo board. Each time they hear one of their words said, they check off a box. The first child to get five in a row wins.
To extend the game, have multiple winners, five in a row, all border boxes and full board.
Fourth Quarter Charades
Using the words from Bingo, have the children pull a card out of a hat and act out that word. When there is about 10 minutes left, have the kids set up cheering sections. Divide the group into equal parts and have them cheer for their respective team. The section that cheers the loudest wins a prize.
Incorporating these games into your Super Bowl party will keep your children involved while still allowing you to watch some of the game yourself.