Super Bowl Sunday with Kids 2017 on February 5 can be a #familytime fun day without the big game!

Go to a museum when it’s not crowded so your kids (and you) can explore everything!  Become a life-long learner at Imagine Nation Museum or  Connecticut Science Center, New England Air Museum, Pez Factory, or the LEGO exhibit at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  The New Haven Museum is free on the first Sunday of every month and hosts a scavenger hunt.

Go on a cruise — with the Connecticut River Museum for eaglewatching and wildlife education.

Go to a craft store.

Go for a run — join an organized race to benefit others like Run for Refugees 5K in New Haven…certainly helps you prepare for the big food!

Go shopping for Valentines locally made at The Creative Workshop in New Haven through February 14 for Shop for one-of-a-kind cards, books, boxes, pottery and small prints. Saturday, February 6 a free public event when you watch experts dazzle you with folding and cutting; from 2 – 5pm to sip tea. All ages welcome!

Go to a restaurant you’ve wanted to go into and just hang without feeling rushed out by the next family!

Go ice skating — kids are free at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford Sundays from 7-8:00 p.m through February 26.

Go to a public party MacChiliFest in Westport, a pre-Super Bowl tradition of unlimited samplings of more than 20 different chili and mac’n cheese entries where your vote determines the best. Get into the tailgate spirit and wear your favorite team jersey and enjoy the sounds of the Sacred Heart University band.

If you are hosting a party then try this Super Bowl Games for Kids suggested by mom.me, and “How to Have a Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party” by care.com