It’s that one, magical time of the year when the entire country becomes an NFL football fan. Be it for the snacks, the commercials, or the two teams actually playing in the game, each year the Super Bowl proves to be a cultural phenomenon that fans of all ages can cheer for. Although your littles may not understand all the ins and outs of the game itself, make this year’s big game an event to remember with our Super Bowl Party Ideas for Kids.
Kid-friendly Super Bowl Snacks
Food is really what pulls a party together and these Super Bowl-themed snacks will leave your littlest party guests pleased. Even the pickiest eater won’t be able to resist.
Loaded Tot Kabobs
Tater tots? Good. Cheese? Good. Bacon? Good. Put them all together and you’ve got a great appetizer on your hands. Putting these on a skewer instead of on a plate makes it easy for little hands to grab and go.
Super Bowl Popcorn
Sweet and salty is always a delicious combination and this Super Bowl popcorn recipe is easy to customize to the colors of your favorite team. Order these football-themed cups to make this snack a total touchdown.
Football Themed Dirt Cups
This football-themed dirt cup recipe is like four desserts in one and will look amazing in your party spread. These dirt cups are easily assembled so get your football player or cheerleader in on putting them together and cheer them on as the eat their creation.
Homemade Mac and Cheese Bites
Macaroni and cheese in bite-size bites? Say less. If mac and cheese is a staple in your weekly meal planning routine, you’ll get plenty of cheers when you serve these at your Super Bowl party. Adults and kids alike won’t be able to have just one.
Kid-friendly Super Bowl Games
It’s always a good idea to have your own games to play for when the kids’ attention span turns to something besides the big game. Have these games on hand to make sure your kids are occupied while you enjoy actually watching the game.
Football Game Scavenger Hunt
Get even the smallest football fans engaged with what’s going on on the field with a football game scavenger hunt. The hunt will be a family favorite to not only hold everyone’s attention but it’s also a great way to build a bigger vocabulary as kids learn what things to look for.
The football toss is a game even the adults will get competitive with. You can use footballs to toss through the holes or beanbags if little hands can’t grip a larger ball well enough. A bonus is that the game can be repurposed for lots of other themed parties by changing the face of the board.
Football Word Search
An activity that sneaks a little educational value into it? Yes, please! A word search is a great way to get those neurons firing and is great practice for letter recognition and vocabulary.
Pin the Football on the Field goal
This sports-themed version of pin the tail on the donkey will definitely be a hit with your party guests. Footballs with each kids’ name on them make it easy to track who lands where. There will be no shortage of points scored with your kiddo for this twist on the old classic.
NFL Super Bowl Coloring Sheets
Who doesn’t love to color? There is no shortage of free coloring sheet printables surrounding football, the NFL, or even the teams actually playing in this year’s Super Bowl. Have your kids pick a team, learn the team colors, and go to town pledging their team allegiance with their best coloring effort.
Bean Bag Football Toss
This do it yourself bean bag football toss game is a mess-free way to let children have their own football game while you watch the professionals take the field on tv. A green blanket, some felt, and these football bean bags are all you need for hours of fun.
Kid-friendly Super Bowl Crafts
Your kids are sure to remember all the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl so be sure to make a keepsake to go along with your Super Bowl party fun with a football-themed craft.
Handprint Football Goal
There’s nothing cuter than capturing those tiny human hands with a piece of artwork. Two hands make the uprights and you can add your own touches like grass and footballs. Don’t forget to include the date so you can remember the exact Super Bowl you celebrated.
Do It Yourself Pom Poms
The color possibilities are endless for your do it yourself Pom Poms. Chose your favorite team’s colors and go to town constructing this super easy spirit craft. Once your kid gets the hang of the process, they’ll want to make pom poms for every occasion.
Nothing says “celebrate like a champion” like confetti. These paper mache confetti bombs are fun to put together and an even more fun way to end the night’s celebration. Make sure to fill them with your favorite team’s coordinating colors.
Super Bowl Party Shopping List
Football Themed Cookie Cutters
Not just for cookies, you can cut cheese, meats, brownies, and more.