Come Feb. 11, 2024, American football fans will gather in front of the screens to witness the highly anticipated Super Bowl LVIII. The adults will be glued to the screen, hooting and cheering for their favorite team. But how will you enjoy the Super Bowl with kids who constantly need your attention? With halftime activities that will liven up the Super Bowl party, of course!
To ensure that you enjoy the game uninterrupted, you need to think of activities that will keep the little ones busy and happy for as long as possible, especially during halftime, when you want to enjoy the performance of your favorite pop icons. Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are some of the best halftime activities for a kid-friendly Super Bowl party.
1. Dance it out
This simple activity can make Super Bowl halftime fun for your kiddos. Let them dance to the tunes of their favorite pop stars. You can also hop in and show off your best moves to impress the little ones. The best part is you and your kids can enjoy this activity together. It is a great way to make memories with your loved ones. And who knows, with all the dancing and singing, your kids might get tired and go to bed early (we can all use a glimmer of hope), allowing you to watch the rest of the Super Bowl without any disturbance.
2. Football trivia
Football trivia is the way to go if you want to pass your football fever to the kids. Based on your child’s age, frame some fun football-related questions and see how much they know about the game. You can pair the kids with adults for this halftime activity and have a football trivia sesh. With this fun Super Bowl activity, you can also check how much your teens know about American football.
3. Halftime sundaes
This is one of the best halftime activities for kids at a Super Bowl party. Set up an ice cream corner or bar, display a few assorted ice cream flavors of kids’ choices and some sauces and toppings, and let your kids make their ice cream. You can even ask them to make some for you and your family.
If you are looking for healthy alternatives, you can also set up a homemade juice bar, fruit station, pasta station, etc., for kids to enjoy a healthy snack during halftime.
4. Commercial bingo
If your kids love commercials, they will love playing this game during the halftime. For this Super Bowl activity, ask your kids to write down the names of all the companies they think will air their ads during halftime. Then, see if they can get five companies in a row when the ad airs. This is a great game to engage adults as well if they aren’t very sporty. You can do the same with pop icons and the songs they might sing during halftime.
5. Cookie decoration
Make the cookies a day before and set them on the table during the Super Bowl party. During halftime, ask the kiddos to decorate the cookies with frosting, sprinkles, etc. At the end of the game, ask them to distribute the cookies so your guests can devour them. For this Super Bowl activity for kids, you can set the timer to see who finishes decorating the cookies first. Make sure to give them aprons and filled piping bags to make cleanup a little easier for you.
Apart from these, you can set up a craft corner for kids or a TV/projector room for them to watch their favorite shows or movies while you watch the Super Bowl. During the Super Bowl halftime, you can also try activities like I Spy, stacked cups game, etc. So, which of these will you try out come Feb. 11? Do let us know in the comment section below!