Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.
When it comes to kid’s shows, I love introducing my children to ones that model good characteristics. My Knight and Me, a new show on Cartoon Network for kids ages 6-10, is one of these shows. The series models close family ties, emphasizes the importance of teamwork and underscores the importance of using strategy over might to solve problems.
In the show, kids can follow the quests of a colorful and charismatic trio of knights in shining armor. The trio includes loyal, street-smart Jimmy the Squire; daring and determined Cat the Princess; and bold and courageous Henri of Orange, Jimmy’s dad and a charmingly inept, yet passionately chivalrous knight who might not be the most efficient protector of the realm – but sure is the funniest! Together, the knightly group sets out from the Kingdom of Epic to save the day and brighten the Dark Ages!
To celebrate the new show, the boys and I created a knight’s shield for outdoor play this spring.
- Cardboard (piece large enough to make a round circle shield)
- Foam pieces – large sheets of foam and decorative pieces
- Cardboard tube
- Foam glue
- Glitter glue (optional)
Cut a circle out of cardboard. (I traced around a round pizza pan to get a nice circle shape.)
Glue large foam sheets onto the cardboard piece and let dry. Once the glue is dry, you can cut around the circle to cut off the excess foam.
Let your child decorate their shield with foam pieces and glitter glue.
Once decorated, glue the cardboard tube onto the back of the shield to make a handle. After all the glue is dry, your child is ready to play!
Don’t forget to check out My Knight and Me, airing weekdays at 12pm ET on Cartoon Network.