Whether you’re are football lover, a buffalo wing connesour or a party-lovin’ person, there is one thing for sure—the Super Bowl is just around the corner. As people make plans for lots of football action this Sunday, kids can score lots of great fun at this grown-up focused event.
Here are 4 tips from Rachel Fullan, Owner of Langhorne Borough's The Little Old House of Make Believe, to make your Super Bowl festivities more child-friendly, allowing both parents and little ones to have something to cheer about:
- Get Children Involved in the Pre-Party Festivities. Kids will love help getting ready for the Big Game. Get them involved in creating decorations (like football-shaped garland or team pins for guests to pick from to show their team spirit), decorating their own t-shirt with their favorite team colors, or whipping up something in the kitchen (like themed cupcakes or cookies).
- Have some kid-friendly snacks that will whet their appetites. While you may want to steer clear from the Three Alarm Chili or Smokin’ Hot Buffalo Wings for the kiddos small palates, there are plenty of things that they would love to snack on. Pop some chicken nuggets in the oven or throw some sports-themed fruit snacks into a bowl to pick from. A Super Bowl Sundae Bar with all the fixins is something that is bound to make even grown-ups smile.
- Let the Games Begin! A little bit of planning could make for great fun for kids that will keep them away from the TV. Have a little football poll just for the little ones with great child-friendly prizes. Create some football-themed fun, like a Super Bowl-themed Scavenger Hunt (make a list of football items for them to find that are “hidden” throughout the house and give prizes once they find all of the things on the list!), a musical “Hot” Football game (think “hot potato”) or print out some football-themed coloring pages from the Internet (be sure to have crayons on hand!).
- Set up a Kid-Friendly Zone. Make a special spot in the house just for the kiddos to get away from the cheers (and jeers!) of the big game. Maybe create a little fort out of chairs and blankets for them to play away, a hidden hideaway that always scores big points in the book of little ones.