Gameday is huge is many households! The 2013 NFL season kicks off on Thursday, September 5th. Here are the best activities to keep kids busy on Gameday so that you can enjoy the game without interruptions! This post was sponsored by Tide through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport, all opinions are my own.
3 Activities To Keep Kids Busy On Gameday:
Make A Kids Gameday:
Keep kids busy on Gameday with an outdoor kids gameday if you live in a warm enough location. Provide sports equipment like a football, soccer ball, baseball bats and whatever else they may need to have their own outdoor Kids Gameday. Don’t worry if they get dirty, you can always use Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport specifically designed to fight tough sports stains like grass, dirt clay and blood. If it is too cold or wet outside, you can have an indoor gameday with options like cornhole, foosball, Twister, and balloon volleyball, paper flick football, and Horse (shooting from various positions) with a Nerf basketball.
Have a Read-A-Thon:
According to Scholastic, children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of book reading. Now that is something to encourage! Reading is also a nice quiet activity that can keep kids busy on Gameday. Leisure reading makes students more articulate, develops higher order reasoning, and promotes critical thinking, says the National Endowment for the Arts. With so many benefits, get your child reading by providing some great kids books and some rewards, however simple, for a job well done. I kid you not, I used to get a bag of peanuts every time I finished a book when I was about 9 years old and I loved it!
Whether you have boys or girls, there are plenty of fun crafts you can provide to keep kids busy on gameday. From materials to build a wooden race car to beads for bracelet making, crafts provide a fun way for your child to express their creativity and learn to make things. A finished craft project often boosts your child’s self-esteem. For craft ideas, you can visit your local craft store or read some ideas from my post on unique projects for kids.
Any of these activities will help keep kids busy on Gameday while you keep track of the score. Don’t forget to have some Gameday snacks available for kids to enjoy while they engage in the kids gameday activities.