In 3 days, one of sports' biggest events of the year will take place. The Super Bowl will be held in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3. The Baltimore Ravens and The San Francisco 49ers will play one another at 6:30 pm, Eastern time. In our house, the Super Bowl is a family event. In order for the adults to be able to enjoy it, I like to plan activities and fun snacks for the kids.
- Many children will sit still if you give them something to do with their hands. Here are some free football coloring sheets. Provide crayons and markers in the two teams' colors. http://www.coloring.ws/football.htm
- Make a football Bingo game. All you need is cardstock and some markers or stickers. Each child could even decorate their game card before playing.
- Go to this page (http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/word-search/31/foo...) and make your own football word search. You can use football terms, players' names, or maybe even the snack foods you will be serving.
- Decorate football shaped cookies. Home made icing is easy to make (http://www.ehow.com/how_2152827_excellent-royal-icing.html) and children love to decorate their own food. You could also provide graham crackers and green icing. The children could spread the icing on the rectangle shaped cracker and then draw the football field on with white icing.
- Make a commercial scavenger hunt. Make a list of common things seen in commercials and the first person to spot one gets a point. The winner at the end of the game could be named King or Queen of Commercials.
- Use the Super Bowl as an educational tool. Figure out how far it is from your home to Baltimore, San Francisco and New Orleans. Teach the kids about Roman numerals. Write out the names of the teams and let younger children trace them.
- Have a taste test. This can be done with drinks or food. Line up a few choices (grape , orange and lemon lime soda or BBQ, Ranch, and plain chips) and blindfold each child as they take a turn trying to guess the flavor. You could make this more difficult, depending on the ages of the guests.
These are just a few ideas. Think about things that are important to your family and incorporate them into your party. Family times are fun times!