This Super Bowl trophy also known as the Lombardi trophy for those in the know (my husband filled me in) was the biggest hit with my son. It’s super easy to make and the perfect center piece for a family Super Bowl party this Sunday. Oh and in true No Time For Flash Cards fashion I managed to throw in some letter recognition too !
- Gather your materials. You will need a rectangular box that will stand on it’s end, some cardboard, aluminum foil, tape, scissors and sticky back foam letters , a small sheet of sticky back foam and a marker.
- Start by drawing a football on your card board .
- Cut out. I had extra card board so I made three and taped the layers together.
- Wrap in foil. My son loved this step. Don’t mind his police dress up clothes, he is rarely not dressed up as something.
- Cut your sticky back foam into one long strip and 3 or more longer ones.
- Pop them on.
- Wrap the box in foil. I secured it with tape.
- Tape the football to the box. I taped the box flaps into an arch and taped the football to that so it is on an angle like the real one.
- Scatter foam letters on the table and have your child find XLV. We chatted about roman numerals ( clock numbers- we have a clock with roman numerals) nothing too in depth but enough to explain what they are.
- Pop them on.
- Practice your celebration!
Who are you cheering for on Sunday?
- Gather your materials. You will need 1 brown paper grocery bag, some newspaper, a stapler, some white paper, glue , scissors and brown paint or markers.
- Draw two footballs on the grocery bag, do not cut out.
- Have your child color or paint the foot ball brown. Let dry.
- While they do that , cut out 2 thick stripes , one think line and 6 short rectangles out of the white paper . These will be the laces and bands on the ball. I have a bunch in the photo because I had two little men making footballs!
- Hand your child some newspaper and start crumpling it into balls. Both boys were not into crumpling the paper, which surprised me, maybe they are still young, older kids love it, just watch out a few newspaper balls normally end up in the air!
- Time to glue, I usually put the glue on so my son knows where to put the laces and bands.
- Cut the football out and start stapling, don’t staple it all the way though.
- Stuff the newspaper in
- Now staple it all the way!
” T is for Touchdown : A Football Alphabet” by Brad Herzog is a beautiful book that will delight even those of us who are never happy to see football season start. I admit even being an anti fan this book was fun and really full of information that even a football scrooge like myself can appreciate. Also it’s easy to read simply the letters and look at the pictures for little ones and has genuinely interesting blurbs for each page for older children.