I think I'm going to have my kids actually watch the game this year...maybe even invite a few friends over? or maybe watch up at the church? I haven't decided yet...but whatever I end up doing I thought it'd be fun to "do it right" :) If I want the kids to enjoy it and to have fun, I need to put together a few fun games and ideas that get them involved! Because they know nothing about football, and even though I've watched many, many games (ever since I was little and my dad and grandfather placed friendly bets on the games :) I don't really care who wins. If the Tarheels were playing that'd be a different story ;) So, to make it fun for all of us, I've searched the internet and pinterest for some fun Superbowl Game idea for kids, tweens, youth...and adults like me who watch it for the commercials ;)
This first idea is just something I tweaked from an idea I saw on pinterest. I didn't really like it so I came up with my own :) Here is the breakdown:
|Find a board game in your house that you can use - it can be anything that has a start and a finish...candyland, chutes and ladders, even monopoly would work. This is a two player game (or two teams) - be fun to play with your spouse while you watch :). Put 2 "men" or "markers" on the board - one to represent each team in the superbowl. Pick who is going to be which team. Then, you make up your own rules (or you can use mine found here...they're free :) for when you move forward, backwards, etc. The good thing is, the team that is winning might not necessarily be one who wins this game! :) Example: your team gets a first down - move forward 1; your team has to punt, the other player moves forward one; your team scores a touchdown, move forward 3...a field goal=2; your team gets a penalty, go back 1 space for every 5 yards; etc. This is going to be fun :) The hardest part will be paying attention :)|
I have it posted on teacherspayteachers for $1...but family and friends can get it for free ;) just email me if you want it! :) (It's an excel file)
Of course, it wouldn't be the superbowl without snacks :) I'm not going to list lots of ideas here because they are EVERYWHERE if you look on the internet :) Instead, here's my favorite that I want to make with the kids - lends itself to being creative, it's yummy, can be sweet or salty and not too bad for you ;)
You can find the recipe here.
|Fun game with bean bags mentioned here. The rules...|
|I love the painter's tape field goal idea!|
|"Pass the Cup" sounds fun...and with kids you could use pennies, nickels or even candy :) "|
"This is a classic game to
Well, there you go. A few fun little games to play with the kiddos while watching the game (or, with the adults that only care about the commercials...like me ;)
Have fun Superbowling!