By Jonathan Matlock on January 30 2014
Deciding if you are rooting for the Broncos or the Seahawks is the easy part of hosting a Superbowl party for your youth ministry. Coming up with fun and games to entertain everyone when the commericals aren't on is the hard part. We've found some great resources to help you get ready for hosting an event for the big game.
Pass the Football
Supplies: Football, prizes
Think of a magic word – let’s say “Football” or “Touchdown.” Whenever the word is said during the game or the commercials, you have to pass the football to the person on your right. Whoever has the football at the end of a predetermined time (half-time, two-minute warning, the first commercial with a talking animal, first person to lip sync, etc.) wins a prize.
Super Bowl Trivia
Supplies: copies of the Trivia game, pens/pencils, prizes
Every youth group will have a mix of football fans and non-football fans. Here’s a 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII trivia game that will work for both. This is updated for this year so you don’t have to do the research yourself…how easy is that? (A PDF is in the link but you can send me a quick email if you need a different format.) Whoever gets the most right answers wins, and you’ll have to have someone pay attention to the game for a few of the answers.
You can also check out the 2014 Big Game Party plan over at The Source for Youth Ministry. They have links to make sure your showing is legal and a Quiz to keep the fun going the entire game. They also have a great article What Kids Will See at Super Bowl 48 to get you thinking about what's going to be on and how to talk about it with students.
We hope you have a great party and a great time hanging out with students.