Super Bowl Sunday is here. Soon friends will pile in your house to watch the game. And the last thing you want to hear is screaming children fighting for your attention. So why not plan ahead?
Care.com offered a few ways to make your Super Bowl party kid-friendly.
Make football necklaces.
Use cardstock, foam board or construction paper to make football-shaped necklaces complete with team colors. Complete the look with sewn laces using a hole puncher and white yarn. Add another hole at both ends of the ball, loop with yarn and tie string ends together. If enough are made for guests, each person can personalize his own.
Make team flags.
Cut 7″x10″x10″ triangles out of construction paper. Get kids to decorate rally flags with markers, glitter, and paint. Glue the finished flags to a wooden dowel or hang them up around the room.
Make paper pom-poms.
Cut various colored tissue paper into small strips. Gather paper towel and toilet paper holders, wooden dowels or long straws and have kids tape the ends with colored tissue. Bring out at rally time.
Play “I Spy”
Have the kids search for items or objects during the game starting with letters of the alphabet. To make it challenging, designate a section of the alphabet each quarter that they can count. (1st Quarter: A-G, 2nd Quarter: H-M, 3rd Quarter: N-S, 4th Quarter: T-Z) For example, in the first quarter, a football would count, in the third a quarterback, and if there’s a commercial with a horse in the second, count that too. See what quarter has the most objects spied.
Assign each kid an object or animal: food, horses, dogs, cars, movies. When watching the commercials, they get a point every time their object appears on-screen. The trick is that they have to find it.
Take an NFL Team quiz.
Match up the correct answers on this Care.com quiz
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Super Bowl XLVII starts at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
CBS-TV (channel 62) coverage of the big game begins at 1 p.m. with “Super Bowl Today” until 5 p.m.
The “Super Bowl Kick Off Show” starts at 5 p.m.
The Pepsi Super Bowl Half-time Show will feature six-time Grammy-Award winner Beyonce Knowles.