Super Bowl Facts for Kids – 5 Spectacular Facts about the Super Bowl

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Super bowl is an amazing sport! Let’s discover five spectacular super bowl facts for kids.

Super Bowl Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: The Super Bowl Is The most Watched Annual Sporting Event in The World

The Super Bowl is the single most popular sporting event in the United States. More people watch the Super Bowl game each year than any other TV show. In 2011 the SuperBowl became the most watched television program in American history with 111 million viewers. This broke the 20 year record of the last episode of M*A*S*H. 

Ever since then the SuperBowl has been breaking its own record. Out of the top 10 most watched American television programs of all time, nine of them are Super Bowls. As of 2022, the most watched SuperBowl of all time is the Super Bowl XLIX which was played between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. This game had an incredible 114.44 million viewers.

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Super Bowl Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: The Halftime Show at The Super Bowl Is a Huge Spectacle

The halftime is a huge deal at the Super Bowl. Famous musicians such as Micahel Jackson, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Madonna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna and JLo and Shakira have all performed at the Super Bowl. These performances are outstanding and anyone that gets to witness them is very lucky. Have you watched any SuperBowl halftime performances? If so, what is your favourite? Katie Perry’s halftime show had over 118.5 million viewers, making it the most viewed Super Bowl performance. JLo and Shakira’s halftime show is the most viewed SuperBowl performance on Youtube.

Super Bowl Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Super Bowl Advertisements Cost a Lot of Money

The cost for placing a commercial in the Super Bowl is more expensive than any other television event. In 1967, when the first Super Bowl was first  played, advertisements only cost around 75,000  for a one minute commercial. It costs over 6 million US dollars to have a 30 second ad during the SuperBowl. Can you imagine what you could buy with that money!

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Super Bowl Facts for Kids: Football player pass by over reaching the goal

Super Bowl Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: The Super Bowl Has Been around Since 1967

The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s championship game. It’s held every year in the United States. Roman numerals are used to name the Super Bowls, for example, Super Bowl XLIX, because the football season falls in two calendar years. The San Francisco 49ers were the first team to win 5 Super Bowls. What an achievement. The players on the winning team each get paid an extra 150,000 US dollars.

Super Bowl Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: The Lombardi Trophy Is The NFL Trophy

The Lombardi Trophy is given to the winning NFL Super Bowl team every year. The trophy  weighs seven pounds and it is  21 inches in height. The trophy is a sterling silver football sitting on a three-sided kicking tee. It was designed by former Tiffany & Co. vice president Oscar Riedner. This prestigious trophy is worth 25,000 US dollars. The trophy is named after the NFL coach Vince Lombardi. He coached the Green Bay Packers, who went on to win the first ever Super Bowl in 1967.

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about Super Bowl as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic this sport is, you can move on to learn about other sports and activities like: Table Tennis, Baseball, Olympic Games, Gymnastics and Football World Cup.

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