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Everyone Scores a Touchdown With This Lineup of Super Bowl Activities

Kick off your Super Bowl festivities at home with playtime ideas the whole family can root for.

Maria Bailey · 6 months ago

It's game on for Super Bowl Sunday, and while the big game will be celebrated on a smaller scale this year, we're still going BIG with our number one team: our loved ones at home! Get everyone into the spirit of game day with our round-up of family-friendly fun as the Kansas City Chiefs face off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7th at 6 pm ET.

Get your game face on

Look the part by applying two eye-black strips beneath your eyes, or try your hand at painting your team’s colors or logos onto your face. Regardless of who you’re rooting for, this simple video tutorial shows you exactly how to paint a football helmet design on your face, so you can channel your heroes on the field!

Get your space Super Bowl ready

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Oh So Lovely

Create your own Super Bowl decorations and transform your TV room for the big day! You’ll have an absolute ball (pun very much intended) making these DIY crafts, including football banners and a mini goal post with the whole family! Go to Oh So Lovely for easy-to-follow instructions.

Are you ready for some four-legged football?

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Animal Planet

Brace yourselves for cuteness overload as puppies and kittens return to the field for the annual Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl! They don't always play by the rules — because, in this game, there are none — but there's no question their aww-inducing performances win our hearts by a landslide. Decide now if you're a dog or cat person: Kitten Bowl VIII  starts at 2 pm ET on the Hallmark Channel, and Puppy Bowl XVII kicks off at the same time on Animal Planet.

Build yourself a snack stadium

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Taking Care of Monkey Business

Take your snack game to the next level by building yourself an edible spread of epic proportions: a snack stadium! Get the whole family involved in the creation process, and see your masterpiece come to life by filling up each compartment with your favorite snacks! Head on over to Taking Care of Monkey Business to find out how you can make this guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Celebrate sweet victory

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Healthy Gluten-Free Family

Everyone's a winner with these chocolate-covered strawberry footballs: They're delicious, nutritious, and oh-so-easy to make! Go to Healthy Gluten-Free Family to find out how you can make your own.

Rise to the challenge of Super Bowl Bingo

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The competition is fierce — and we're not talking about the play on the field! Super Bowl Bingo will keep everyone entertained and on their toes (yes, even family members who don’t really care about the actual game). Print out free 2021 Super Bowl Bingo Cards at Gridiron Games, and pay close attention to the game, commercials, and celebrity sightings to become the MVP of bingo! 

Play charades — with a football twist!

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Do your very best impressions of the action on the screen by playing a game of football-inspired charades! This is a surefire way to get everyone laughing and in on the fun. Find a free Football Charades Printable at The Joys of Boys.

Cheer on your team with homemade pom poms

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Typically Simple

Two, four, six, eight, what do you appreciate? This pom-pom craft tutorial for starters. Have fun crafting them together and putting them to work while cheering on your team from the sidelines! Go to Typically Simple for, well, simple steps and get cheering.

Rock out to the Halftime Show

The Weeknd is set to take to the stage at this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show, on the world's biggest stage! See the R&B "Star Boy" perform his show-stopping hits around 8 pm-ish, and see how it compares to performances from previous years, from Prince to Beyonce and Lady Gaga.

Watch the greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time

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When it comes to the Super Bowl, the highly-anticipated commercials can be as much of a draw as the action on the gridiron. While the pandemic has seen many advertisers sit out this year, word is, some exciting newcomers will fill the void. Don't miss their commercial debuts, and take a trip down memory lane by watching some of the best ads of ALL time right here!