The Super Bowl began in 1967 with the Green Bay Packers beating the Kansas City Chiefs. It was always played on the last Sunday of January until it was switch to the 1st Sunday in February in 2002.
Why the switch?
It was all because of the attacks on Sept 11, 2001 and the television lineups were pushed back one week. Since then it has been played mostly in February.
There is much more history to the Super Bowl – how it got started, the pregame show, and learning about the Vince Lombardi trophy. You can read about all this and more by clicking here.
Your kids will enjoy a break from your regular history when you spend a couple days on the site above. There are several history activities for younger & older kids in our Super Bowl Unit Study & Activity Guide. You can grab your free copy by entering your first name and primary email below:
Question: Will your family watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? You can leave a comment by clicking here.