Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Netflix "Dragons: Race to the Edge" Viking Shield Craft & Dragons Adventures #StreamTeam

Disclosure: As part of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a welcome gift and a free monthly subscription. However, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

It's no secret that we love the How To Train Your Dragon series around our house. A few months ago I made Connor a Toothless hooded towel and he loves wearing it around the house pretending to be a dragon. I appreciate how the entire series captures the spirit of adventure and discovery and Dreamworks has captured that spirit again in the new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge. Hiccup and all of his friends explore strange new worlds, discover never-before-seen dragons, and try to end the war between Vikings and dragons once and for all in this 13 episode series.

Both of my kids were extremely excited for a new Dragon series and we happily watched several episodes. I can't wait to watch the rest! To keep them in the adventurous spirit, I decided to take them on a How to Train Your Dragon worthy adventure in our backyard. First we had to equip both kids with their shields (obviously the most important dragon training tool!)

To create our own Viking shields, we used cardboard cake boards that can be found at stores like Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I gave them markers and let them create their own designs. Grace had me draw Stormfly on hers and Connor went crazy with his drawing.

I used duct tape to create a handle on the back of the board to create the shield.

It's such a simple craft but the kids' faces lit up when I showed them their finished shields.
How to Train Your Dragon Shield Craft

Connor grabbed his inflatable sword we received in a Netflix Dragons: Race to the Edge package and immediately wanted to go outside. He was not interested in taking a picture!

Grace grabbed our plush Toothless and we headed outside for our dragon egg hunt (blue and green Easter eggs)

Connor put all of their "Dragon Eggs" in his Dragons lunchbox while Grace instructed Toothless to help us find other dragons just like he did for Hiccup.

 Connor protected us from the "bad dragons" with his sword:

And no day of dragon fun could be complete without a dragon race!

Our day of finding dragons was complete. It was amazing to watch their imaginations bring their dragon fun to life.

Check out Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix now and let me know what you think. We are watching another episode tonight!

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