Michelle Obama & First Dogs are headed to the Puppy Bowl!

Posted Thursday January 30, 2014 5:10 PM GMT

While others prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday (February 2nd), Michelle Obama looks forward to the big event before the game... the always exciting Puppy Bowl!

The First Lady is set to attend the Animal Planet-sponsored program featuring super cute pooches. But before the dogs take center stage, Miss Obama held a special event for 12 first and second graders from D.C.'s Harriet Tubman Elementary School.

The party featured Michelle's furry pals Bo and Sunny with 13 "rookie" puppies from a local shelter. The children were able to enjoy some quality time with the pups while spending time outside of the classroom.

In addition to the fun she had with her guests of honor, Michelle revealed how happy she was to learn a lesson from the visitors. "This year's pups showed us that getting active and lapping up plenty of water are important ways to keep our bodies healthy and energize."

"And as our family has seen with Bo and Sunny, going outside to walk and play with your pet is a perfect way to get moving and have some fun every day," she added.

Photo Credit: Amanda Lucidon