Involve the Kids on Super Bowl Sunday

Start them young!

It's amazing to have such a dominating football team as part of our community! As we gear up for the festivities on Feb. 5 for Super Bowl XLVI we can prepare some spirited activities for the kids. Whether you are planning a family evening at home, attending a party or having a party, these are ideas that’ll make it fun for all.  

First thing, what is Super Bowl Sunday? Apples4theteacher.com lays out the history of Super Bowl Sunday very nicely. The Super Bowl was first played on January 15, 1967, as part of a merger agreement between the NFL (National Football League) and AFL (American Football League). After a merger in 1970, each league became a "conference" and the game is now played between conference champions to determine the overall championship. The winning team receives the Vince Lomardi Trophy, named after the coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two Super Bowl games. The day on which the Super Bowl is played, is now considered a de facto American national holiday - called Super Bowl Sunday.

There’s no need to go further here, everyone knows and has a favorite Patriot’s player! Have fun celebrating this year's Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some ways to involve the kids in the New England Patriots Spirit!

Super Bowl Activities for Kids 

  • Challenge kids to show their team spirit by dressing up in the team colors, like cheerleaders or as their favorite player. 
  • Make spirit signs to cheer on the team during the game. Use words "offense" or "defense," favorite players numbers, and the patriots logo. 
  • Display a map and plot out where the Super Bowl is taking place this year as well as where all the games have taken place in history. Click for the list!
  • Have the kids vote for their favorite commercials and explain why they made that choice.
  • Play a game of Football trivia. Check out NFL.com’s 2-minute trivia game.
  • Test the kids knowledge of football vocabulary. For a full list check out the football glossary of terms on Firstbasesports.com.
  • Super Bowl related printables! Apples4theteacher.com has a great variety of printable word jumbles, matching games and word searches. 
  • Make Chocolatey Football Bites. They are easy for the kids to make and tasty!!

Chocolatey Football Bites Recipe by cdkitchen.com

4 cups Post cocoa pebbles cereal
6 squares baker's semisweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
white decorating gel

Place cereal in large bowl. Microwave chocolate, corn syrup and butter in large microwavable bowl on high 2-1/2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal; mix well. Shape into 3-inch long football shapes, using slightly moistened hands. Place on waxed paper; cool completely. Use decorating gel to add lacings to footballs.

103 calories, 4 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in sodium.

Mike Kim February 05, 2012 at 03:21 PM
It is a good idea to include kids in major sports events.


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