Last week I wrote about the pirate-related ideas I was considering for Henry’s birthday. This week: knights.
Schylling Sword and Shield Set (photo from Amazon.com). Henry picked this out. Does he care that he already has a couple of sword and shield sets? No. Does he care that he can’t choose the image on the shield among four possibilities? No. Does he care that the next item on his list ALSO includes a sword and shield? No. he says raptly, “Oooo, I don’t have a WOODEN one yet!!”
Small World Toys Black Knight Set (photo from Amazon.com). Henry wants this more than anything else on his list. At my mom’s house he plays with a castle and knight set, and his favorite guy is one he calls Shadow—a black-armored knight. This costume would let him play Being Shadow.
Crocodile Creek Backpack in Jouster (photo from Amazon.com). This photo is so darned wee, I’m thinking of uploading a customer image for Amazon to use instead. But that sounds like it would require effort. We bought this backpack for Henry for Christmas, and he loves it. It’s nice quality, and I love the way it looks. There’s a matching water bottle and lunch box that I may get him later if he’s still interested in knights.
I’ve mentioned this Melissa and Doug Knight Costume (photo from Amazon.com) a couple of times, and look! I’m about to do it again! It’s just so great. Henry has had his for a year now, I think. I’m going to try to talk him into one of the other Melissa and Doug costumes as a Halloween costume this year, so that he can wear it trick-or-treating AND have a new play costume.
Papo 36-piece knight puzzle (photo from Amazon.com). We bought this for Henry for Christmas. My main complaint is that the box doesn’t match the puzzle. (That wasn’t a surprise: there’s a picture of the puzzle on the listing. But it bothers me.) But it’s a good puzzle, and fun to do.