Young kids can get bored quickly on the long Sunday Game Day. Keep your little ones happy and busy during Super Bowl with some fun activities like helping make some dip and making their own paper football field game! Paper football is an easy, fun game passed along the generations that will occupy your children all day.
Take it a step farther with an arena for your paper football from a recycled cereal box, Fortified for FUN! 🙂
Or just make a goal without the field if you don’t have a cereal box on hand. You’ll need straws and tape. If your kiddos don’t want to take turns holding their goal, also have a small cardboard box (recycled crayon box or similar sized box works great) to make a goal stand.
Bend straws to create “u” shape of the field goal posts and tape into position. Use duct tape or colored tape to represent your team’s colors!
Create a stand for the goal post out of an empty crayon box covered in duct tape to prop up your goal.
That’s it for the simple goal post! Making a goal field take a bit more time but is a ton of fun and controls the area where your kiddos are flicking their paper football (scroll down for instructions on making your Paper Football). To make a field, you’ll need:
• 1 empty cereal box
• Construction paper
• Toothpicks (or use Straws and instructions above, both work great!)
• 1 white crayon
• Duct tape
Start by cutting off a side of your cereal box. If kid friendly scissors won’t work, have an adult use a sharper pair or crafting knife.
Make the sides more sturdy by covering them with duct tape.
Cut a sheet of green construction paper to fit inside the box. Draw yard lines using a white crayon and a ruler. Alternatively, have your child color a piece of recycled white paper, leaving gaps for the yard lines. This give you and opportunity to talk about recycling and how we can Reuse and Recycle to help keep our planet clean and beautiful!
Place the paper inside the box to make the field. Secure with tape or glue if necessary.
To make the goal posts, tape the corners of the toothpicks (or straws) into place and secure with tape.
Make a small hole in the bottom of the box for the goal posts to stick into. Secure with a piece of tape along the bottom if needed.
Once you have your field, you can make your paper football! Folding a paper football is also super simple. Take an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper and cut it in half lengthwise. You can use brown construction paper or color some recycled paper brown.
Then fold the paper lengthwise.
Take a corner and pull it over to the opposite edge creating a triangle.
Continue folding up and creating triangles for the length of the paper until you can’t make anymore.
Make the last triangle come the opposite direction.
Cut off some of the end to make it a bit smaller for tucking.
Tuck the end in to the open slot on the triangle of paper so you are “closing” the football.
Draw laces on your foot ball with a white crayon. And you’re done!
Hold the football and flick it to get it through the goal post. Move farther and farther away to make it harder.
Have fun seeing who can make the most goals! What other games does your family play on game day? Share with Chipper!