While all the parents are watching the game , you need an activity to keep the little ones busy. The stove is clearly out of the question but food is always popular (as they see from the behavior of the grown-ups in front of the screen!) Little children seem to always love making cheerio necklaces. All you need is some shoestring licorice and some cheerios. The adventurous can add fruit loops and small chocolate pretzels if you can bear the mess. Once you tie the end, the kids can entertain themselves pretty effortlessly. Although you still might have to share your guacamole and chips!