It’s that time of year again when Sundays are for football, tailgating, and watching the big game on television. The Super Bowl is happening soon, and you’re getting hyped up for it. If you plan to enjoy the Super Bowl and you have children, fear not! There are plenty of ways that you can watch the Super Bowl with kids and keep them entertained at the same time so you can focus on enjoying the game. Here are some great activities that the little ones can do.
There are plenty of coloring pages out there on the internet that you can easily print out. You can set up a coloring station for the little ones! Print out football-themed coloring pages and set out crayons for them to use. What’s even better, you can set out the colors of the two teams that are facing off against each other.
Have a Sunday sundae
The Super Bowl is also all about the yummy foods that are set out during the game. We’ve seen people go all out and create whole stadiums out of cold cuts! While it’s not necessary to go that far, a fun way for the kids to have a delicious snack is to have a make your own sundae bar. Set out a flavor of ice cream, then fill bowls with all kinds of toppings, from hot fudge to sprinkles and, of course, whipped cream. The kids will have a blast making their own ice cream sundaes!
Have a ‘game room’
While the grown-ups are watching the game, the munchkins can be playing their own games. Designate a room in your home as a “game room,” and lay out all kinds of games for the kids to play. It could be a variety of things — board games, Nintendo video games, or even football-themed games for the kids to play. You could even lay out some special snacks for them, too, like popcorn, some chips, and other kid-friendly treats. That way, they will keep themselves occupied playing games and will have just as much fun as the grown-ups are having!
Make pom-poms to cheer on the team
Grab some crepe paper in the colors of the team you are rooting for (or both teams) and cut it into 12-inch strips. Once you have enough, staple them together. Grab some duct tape and wrap it around where you stapled the crepe paper. If you want to take this craft up a notch, you can attach the pom-poms to a paint stick, which are free at any store that sells paint. This way, the kids can become cheerleaders from home.
Halftime fun with karaoke
You really don’t even need to have a karaoke machine in order for the kids to do karaoke as an activity. There are tons of lyrics videos on YouTube; you can put one of those on, and the kids can sing into whatever they want — even a hairbrush! They can put on their very own halftime show! Make sure that everybody takes turns and gets to enjoy some quality karaoke time. The other kids can use their pom-poms that they made to cheer on the singer while they are showing everyone what they’ve got!
You can either create your own or find some football-themed bingo cards that you can print out. Have the oldest child be the caller for the bingo numbers. For covering squares, little hands can use M&Ms or Skittles — plus they totally double as a snack, too! You can grab some little dollar-store toys as prizes to give out to the winners of the game.
Bake football-themed cookies
If you have someone who loves to bake, they can easily bake football-themed cookies with the kiddos! All they need is a good sugar cookie recipe and a football-shaped cookie cutter. Once the cookies are in the oven to bake, the kids can play a board game to occupy their time until the cookies are ready. After they are done, they can have fun decorating the cookies to look just like little footballs. Don’t forget the milk to go along with the tasty treat!
There are plenty of activities that kids can do while the adults watch the Super Bowl. These are just a small fraction of what can be done! Have fun with it and enjoy it with your family.
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