For many, August isn’t about back to school shopping: it’s about the start of football. The weekend is once again filled with NCAA and NFL games, and both parents and kids are enjoying some time cheering on their favorite team. If you are considering hosting a party, don’t forget the kids. Here are a few tips to help make the time special for them.
Tips for Entertaining Kids During a Football Party
Let Them Play
The friendly football gathering is great for adults who can sit and visit while taking in an exciting game. Children, though, need a few more diversions. Have areas designated for them to play. For example, set up some activities outside to get them moving. This doesn’t need to take too much time or money. Consider simple items: a bean bag toss, a Frisbee (or a football) to toss around, and a sprinkler. It’s wholesome fun that encourages fresh air and exercise. Inside, have an area with building blocks, puzzles, and games. These are quieter activities that still promote interaction and thought. During halftime, consider having a silly competition between adults and children.
Have a Kid’s Food Table
Sometimes it’s all about the stomach. Have a table of items picked just for the kids. Keep it simple by selecting finger foods that won’t get too messy or require too many condiments. Mini corn dogs and chicken nuggets make an easy main course, and most kids can eat them. Pick up some individual bags of chips and a fruit tray. Make dessert special by purchasing themed cookies. Look up a place to do football and cheerleader cookies atlanta. Have some in each team’s colors. Kids can pick their sides for a little added fun.
Have an Alternate Television
If possible, some kids may just need to rest with a bit of television themselves. Have on a movie or cartoons in another room. Grab some pillows and blanket and let them relax.
Gear up for a fun football season. Just make sure to entertain the kiddos as well.