The new year means looking forward to all the winter and Spring activities of the year, and one of the most popular is the Super Bowl. If you’re a football fan, this is YOUR Sunday. But if you’re not quite into watching grown men tackle and hurt each other, dedicating an entire day with your partner and kids may not seem so exciting. We’ve rounded up some Super Bowl party games that will help keep both you and the kiddos entertained and enjoying themselves. When the commercials are no longer interesting, try one of these out!
1. Commercial Bingo Cards
We all know that commercials are the best part about watching the Super Bowl and now you can reward yourself with a rousing game of commercial bingo! Print out these printable cards from FlamingoToes.com (stay tuned for an updated version for this year), grab your kids Do-A-Dot markers and get stamping! It’ll be the highlight of your Super Bowl Party.
There’s tons of more fun at FlamingoToes.com!
2. Kick Off
This game can’t get much simpler. Grab a pair of party attendees, a bucket and some toy stuffed footballs (don’t forget to order these in advance!). One player will punt the balls into their partner’s bucket until the time has run out, or they’ve caught all the balls. This is a great game for kids or adults!
Check out 9 more hilarious Super Bowl party game ideas at PlayPartyPlan.com.
3. Football Squares (aka Football Pool)
I’m a horrible gambler, but that doesn’t mean everyone else is! Squares is more of a game of luck anyways, so have fun breaking this free printable from LivingLocurto.com into teams and then picking out squares. Make sure to have some fun prizes, sit back, and enjoy the game!
You can get the free printable and other awesome recipes and activities from LivingLocurto.com.
4. Mini Football Toss
Whether you’re prepping for a Super Bowl party with tons of kids, or revving up for the new NFL season of tailgating, this mini football toss game is a winner. While it takes a skilled hand at basic woodworking to get this game up and running, it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser that will last for seasons to come. The only other thing you need besides this handmade board are some basic bean bags, or kick it up a notch and use some of those mini footballs from the “Kick Off” game listed above!
Check out how to make this awesome game with step by step instructions at eHow.com.
5. Super Bowl Word Scramble
Antsy older kids, guests who couldn’t care less about football- this Super Bowl word scramble will make everyone happy. Difficult enough to get the attention of adults, but not so much that the kids can’t participate, the word scramble would be a great activity during some of those extra long time outs!
This is a chance to figure out how expansive your vocabulary is while you race to unscramble the letters before your friends and family. Alternatively, you can just learn to be resourceful by relying on a tool that can unscramble words to solve the puzzles for you. Simply enter the letters you want to unscramble and the site will spit out the correct word. You can even specify if a word starts with a certain letter or ends with a specific letter. We recommend trying to learn from these tools by looking up any words you don’t know afterward.
Download the free copy at MoritzFineDesigns.com along with tons of other useful and beautiful printables.
6. Play Football!
A long football game where kids have no vested interest (either because their team’s not in it this year or they just don’t love sitting for a long time watching) means heading outside to get out pent up energy is always a good idea. Why not play football? It’s what we’re all here for! Break the kids and adults into teams and go head to head in some friendly scrimmages. TOUCHDOWN!
7. Don’t Say It
Pick a word that’s off limits for the entire party, like “football,” and keep track of all the slip ups on a board. Think: baby shower game gone Super Bowl! If you want, you can give a “penalty” every time your guest says the off-limits word and then reward the winners at the end of the party with small gifts.
8. Hot Potato Football
We all know the classic game of hot potato, but why not mix it up for your Super Bowl party? You can use an actual hot potato, or grab one of those cute mini footballs you’ve been using for all your games already, This is a super easy way to keep everyone busy and paying attention for at least
an hour 15 minutes. Because, kids!
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