Super Bowl 2011 Start Time: 5 Things To Do With Your Kid While You Watch The Game


I personally know many parents who are facing a dilemma this Sunday. Their concern? What to do with their kid while they watch the Super Bowl?

Older children might be into the game, but other kids? They may not have the patience, the attention span, interest or be of the age where they can appreciate the fine art of the pig skin.

If you are wondering what to do with your offspring during the Super Bowl on Sunday (which starts at 6:30 p.m EST or 3:30 PST), here are five suggestions:1)    Have a Superbowl Playdate: Get some of your pals to come over that have similar aged kids then your kid can be busy playing with their pal while your watching Pittsburgh and Green Bay go at it. Hopefully they’ll be a dad or mom in attendance who is more interested in toddler time that touchdowns.

2)    A Teachable Moment: Now could be the time to teach your kid about the fine art of football. Take the time during the game to try to explain to them what is what.

3)    Make it a Scavenger Hunt: Have a gift for them laying around? Make the Superbowl a treasure hunt with a prize at the end. Have them keep track of how many Terrible Towels they can spot, how many cheese heads, or how many people with face paint they see. At the end of the game tally it all up and present them with a prize.

4)    Have them watch something on another TV (if you have one) so while you are watching the game, they’re watching their own entertainment. On this Sunday is Toy Story on ABC Family, Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet and FX has Alvin and the Chipmunks as well as Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who among other kid stuff.

5)    Hire a babysitter. Or enlist a non-football friend or family member to hang out with them, then you can really get your Superbowl party on!

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