Party Ideas: Are You Ready for Some Football?
Make football a family affair
Football I-Spy (School Age)
Looking for a way to keep your child interested in the game? Try giving him or her (and other visitors) this project sheet before the game starts. Print a copy of the questions for each person playing and have them write down their answers and predictions. Sit back and enjoy the game together—you will have a lot to cheer about!
Answer these two questions before the game starts:
- Which team is going to score first?
- Which team is going to win?
Then keep your eyes (and ears) peeled to the game. Write down the things you “spy.”
- Which player has the longest name?
- Which player has the shortest name?
- Who has the highest number on his jersey?
- What are the colors of the team uniforms?
- What is the team’s mascot?
- Which player is the tallest? Smallest?
- Who is the quarterback?
You can add more questions to this list if you’d like. Have fun!
Game Day Food
Our Team Cake: Kids young and old will have fun helping make this simple dessert. Make a 9×13 cake following the directions on the mix. Kids can help measure, pour, and stir ingredients. Bake the cake, cut into the shape of a pennant, and have fun with the kids using frosting to decorate in your team’s colors. Try icing, licorice laces, gumdrops, or other fun candies to put your team’s name or logo on the cake. Enjoy!
Touchdown Tortillas: These yummy make-ahead snacks can be made with high-fiber tortillas, making them a healthy option for hungry kids and adults. Spread peanut butter on a tortilla (your child can do this with the back of a spoon) and have your child sprinkled diced apple or banana on the peanut butter. Roll the tortilla tightly; you may use a little extra peanut butter to seal the roll. Wrap securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to eat. To serve, cut roll-ups into 1-inch slices.
If your child has a nut allergy or you’d like to serve additional varieties of touchdown tortillas, you can make these snacks with thinly sliced lunch meat, cheese, and even spinach leaves. Use a bit of flavored cream cheese as a spread.
Football Salad: Place a lettuce leaf onto a plate. Form goal posts with three carrot sticks. Take a hardboiled egg and cut it in half lengthwise. In the center of the goal post, place the half egg with the flat side down on the lettuce. Make football lacing with strips of red pepper, pimento or strips of black olive. Drizzle on your favorite dressing and enjoy this sporty salad together. (Taken from Cooking With Kids: Recipes for Year-Round Fun by Tania Kourempis-Cowling.)
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