Here are a few Super Bowl games that will keep the kids happy, all inspired by the game of football.
Pint-Sized Flag Football
If the weather is warm enough where you live, or if you have some space in a basement or rec room, put together a game of flag football for either before the game starts or during half-time.
Play with a soft football and instead of having kids grab at one another's pants, apply sticky back velcro to each child's shirt and to "flags" cut from ribbon. That way, the flags can be stuck on and taken off gently using velcro.
If you don't want to use the tape on their clothing you might want to try crafting an inexpensive belt made from sturdy fabric. Just measure, cut and secure around each child's waist.
If the kids are old enough, quiz them on the game itself. Start with the rules, favorite players team colors and team names. For the teen set who are really into the game, you might even want to try trivia from the season or past seasons.
Gauge what is easy enough for the kids. Hand out prizes such as football trading cards, sports bottles and other kid-friendly prizes.
Pin the Football on the Player
If you've got young kids around, get them into the spirit with this take on a classic party game.
Draw or use a poster of a popular football player.
Then, draw and cut out several football shapes from dark brown cardstock, decorate with white stripes.
Blind fold each child, spin them around and have them try and tape the football onto the football player, preferably near his arms!
Outdoor Football Toss
Have the kids line up into two teams. Next have an adult hold a hula hoop a few feet from each child at the front of each line.
The first child has to throw the football through the hoop. Then, for the next child, move the hula hoop another foot back and repeat until the distance gets challenging.
Whichever team throws the most balls through the hoops wins.
You can change up the rules a bit and make it a requirement for every child to hit markers at each stage, then move the distance.