A football party theme gives you plenty of entertainment options to keep the kids busy. Try some of these games and activities as part of the party lineup.
Football Training Course
Put the young party guests to the test with a football style training course. Instead of making the kids run through tires laying on the ground, use hula hoops. They’ll be less likely to fall and have more room for error. Set up cones for weaving through. Suspend a hula hoop and have the kids throw a football through it at the end of the training run.
Get the kids moving with a football-themed relay race. You need two teams plus a football jersey and football for each team. One player from each team puts on the football jersey and picks up the ball. He runs to the other side of the yard and back to the starting line. He tosses the ball to the next person in line, takes off the jersey and passes the jersey to the next player. That person does the same. Continue until all players on the team finish.
Who says football players can’t craft? Football-themed crafts keep the kids entertained when they need a break from all of the physical activity. Have them decorate a football cutout or a felt pennant. Another option is to buy a blank mini football helmet for each party guest. Let the guests paint their helmets as they choose. This craft doubles as a cool party favor.
Every football player needs a celebration dance when he scores a touchdown. Have each party guest come up with his own end zone celebration. One at a time, have the kids perform their dances. Give awards for the best end zone celebration dances. You can also give each person a different award, such as most technical, silliest, shortest or most energetic dance.
Plan a variety of football-themed activities for the birthday party. A mix of active and calm activities gives a good balance for all of the guests.