A knights’ quest

dragon

This is the story of seven brave knights who went on a quest that required courage, wisdom, kindness, strength and beauty.

These marvellous knights worked together to follow the clues to slay a dragon, to win a handsome reward.

By reading these words, I brought together the boys who had come to celebrate my son’s 7th birthday.

sandpit

Listen closely for the first of many clues…

First clue ~ to slay the dragon to win a handsome reward the brave knights must dig deep in the sandy desert.

In the ‘sandy desert’ of our sandpit, the knights dug to discover small gems and their next clue.

rock walk

Second clue ~ to slay the dragon to win a handsome reward the brave knights must walk the rocky path.

The knights balanced their way through a rocky path in our garden, discovering at the end some packets of seeds and the next clue.

seeds

Third clue ~ to slay the dragon to win a handsome reward the brave knights must use something to hand to make the world more beautiful.

It was lovely to see their excitement grow as they completed their quest tasks. Happily yelling out answers ‘we need to plant the seeds! Let’s do it here, they will look good near these rocks‘.

bubbles

Fourth clue ~ to slay the dragon to win a handsome reward the brave knights must create something that floats in the air and reflects the light.

This clue gave them pause, but then they saw my husband blowing bubbles for our little one and cried out ‘bubbles!’ After they filled the air with lovely bubbles I read the fifth clue.

ride

Fifth clue ~ to slay the dragon to win a handsome reward the brave knights must work together to all travel from one end of the kingdom to the other using four vehicles.

Working out how they were to travel took a little more thinking and prodding, but they piled onto the bikes and trikes, working together to ride to the other end of the kingdom (otherwise known as the mud kitchen *hee hee*).

dragon

Once they arrived at the other end of the kingdom, I announced they were ready!

You brave, courageous and kind knights are now ready to work together to slay the dragon to win the handsome reward.

They lined up and took turns to slay the dragon with a wooden sword. It took many hits (which they were happy to deliver!) Before their handsome reward (a lollipop and small packet of smarties each) fell to the ground!

loot

Happy days, Kelly

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4 Comments

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing October 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    oh this is gorgeous, I love the narrative and ‘challenges’ to accompany the theme – they would have had such a wonderful time! yay for dragons and knights – i should have asked my hubby to drop by in his armour to say hi!! 😉

  • Reply Zena October 13, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to your big boy or should I say Dragon Slayer! So much better than just standing there wacking a pinata.

  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy October 14, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    So lovely 🙂

  • Reply Kelly October 19, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This is SO fun!

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