Heroic stories are really popular with kids from around the world; we all love a good knight’s tale! Which heroes do your children love? In the UK, our patron saint is St George; a knight dispatched to slay a Dragon! This legend means that knights are popular heroes from the middle ages with our kids. So, if YOU want to give your family a bit of a British treat; making a paper knight for kids is a great idea. Thanks to our latest printable; you can give it a go today.
Alongside this printable, we are sharing information about a beautiful animated eBook featuring heroes and knights, Galdo’s Gift, written by Trevor Your and Eleanor Long. This is a fantastic revolutionary book that will be great for you and your children to read together. Perhaps you can curl up in the corner of your reading area to check it out before sleeping?
For the craft activity – feel free to scroll to the end of the post, so that you can make your own knight for kids to accompany the book. Sir Strompoff is an important part of the eBook, so why not make him come to life for your kids?
Galdo’s Gift eBook
This book is about King Galdo who has sent 4 heroes on a quest to find gifts for YOU; the readers. Do things happen as they are expected? Do they come back with the wonderful gifts? Will they be successful? You will have to read the book to find out!
Special features for the book include:
- This is not a printable eBook, it’s also not a movie, it’s what we call as a Boovie! – a book and a movie. Sounds fantastic, right? The book incorporates motion and text, even sounds.
- The main character, King Galdo, narrates each verse with wonderfully rich imagery as every scene is a short, looping animated illustration. You will be able to enjoy the well-loved UK TV actor Brian Murphy who narrates the part of the king.
- To build up the vocabulary, there are pop-up definitions for most of the words in the eBook; this helps children to read more independently.
- As the book has 63 pages; it is a good choice to bridge children between picture books to a more challenging chapter book.
- The music score helps children to be more engaged, and brings the story to life even more.
How to get the eBook
The book is available for preorder in iBook. You will certainly get the information about when the book is out by submitting your email. To get the sample and doing preorder, please click the button bellow:
Make your own knight for kids craft
As I mentioned before, kids can create their own knight after reading the Galdo’s Gift ebook to make them more engaged in reading the book. Today, I would like to share some printable craft to make your own knight for kids. It really needs some simple materials. Kids will need to follow some steps in the videos below:
To print the knight template, please click this image – you can then follow the instructions in the video to make Sir Strompoff for yourself!
Do check out our lovely Pinterest printables board. You will find some of our awesome free stuff, as well as other printables from other lovely sites all across the world.
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