Travis might not care much about his dad’s team yet, but Sunday football is a tradition in this house, and this mini version makes it exciting for even the littlest fans.
To make our footballs, I cut brown construction into strips that were 2 inches x 11 inches.
Starting at one end, fold up in a triangle, and repeat until you reach the end of the strip, tucking in the last bit of paper; glue to seal. Let dry and then decorate like a football with marker.
To prepare the field, we covered an empty snack box with construction paper. Before sealing off the box completely, add a few pebbles inside to weight it down.
Travis had fun scribbling a decoration for the top of the box; older kids can make it look like a real end zone!
To make the goal post, fold a pipe cleaner in half, twist the bottom a few times. Bend the top ends to look like a goal post. Poke a hole in the top of the box and insert the pipe cleaner. I added a drop of glue to keep it more firmly in place.
Now “kick” your footballs into the end zone for a field goal! Little kids can have fun tossing about the paper footballs, even if they can’t reach the goal. The game is also great for talking about shapes.