Super Bowl Activity -Beast Mode Treats

super bowl food Go Hawks !!  We live just outside of Seattle and my son is a huge Seahawks fan. Even I was on the edge of my seat last week when they won against their rivals the San Francisco 49ers. If I am into a game it’s a big deal.  I asked my son if he wanted to do a Super Bowl activity for the blog with a Seahawks theme and the immediately said he wanted to do something that celebrates one of his favorite players Marshawn Lynch.  Beast Mode is a nickname and the skittles in marshmallow squares are not only in Seahawks colors but are also a shout out to Marshawn Lynch who has had a long history of gobbling skittles or “power pellets ” as his mom called them when he was younger. You can read the whole story straight from his mom here.

Gather your ingredients. You will need marshmallows, crispy rice cereal, butter , vanilla and skittles in blue and green. You will also need a pan, some non-stick spray , a pot and a spatula.  Seahawks Beast Mode Rice Krispie Treats

Start by having your wee ones sort the skittles while you melt 4 tbsp of  butter. seahawks superbowl rice krispies

Add the whole bag of marshmallows, a dash of vanilla and stir . This is a great recipe for kids to help with because the temp is very low. beast mode rice crispie treats for the super bowl

Add the cereal 4.5-5.5 cups… I just add slowly until I like the consistency. Pop them into the pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Add the skittles. seattle seahawks treats for the super bowl

Push some deeper and keep some on top. I don’t add them in the pot because sometimes the color drains off. seahawks beast mode food

Cool and let harden some. Cut and serve. seahawks treats for super bowl sunday

Go Hawks!!!super bowl food

 

 

 

Super Bowl Trophy Craft

superbowl craft for kids

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 !

  1. 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.
  2. Start by drawing a football on your card board .
  3. Cut out. I had extra card board so I made three and taped the layers together.  
  4. Wrap in foil. My son loved this step. Don’t mind his police dress up clothes, he is rarely not dressed up as something.
  5. Cut your sticky back foam into one long strip and 3 or more longer ones.
  6. Pop them on.
  7. Wrap the box in foil. I secured it with tape.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Pop them on.
  11. Practice your celebration!

Who are you cheering for on Sunday?