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Master Chief and Kids

Updated on October 20, 2012

Does your too-young little guy want to play Halo video games with the big boys?

Kids are routinely exposed to all sorts of programming. How can we escape it if we don't want our kids to participate? Well, we can't really- because it's already there and not something parents can fully control. We can, however, join with our kids on their topics of interest, and walk through the trends in the market place with them. Master Chief, from Halo3 is a popular game character right now, and lots of younger boys want to play the video game Master Chief stars in. Halo is not a game for the youth set; however, little boys still see that it's available and will still want to play it. Compromise is possible, by including master chief activities that don't have to include playing the video game.

Master Chief Coloring Pages

October 21, 2012

Kids and The Master Chief (aka my friend Kevin)

A non-gamer parental perspective

My friend Kevin, who is like an active uncle in my eight year old daughter's life is an active video gamer. Kevin fabricated a Master Chief Armor Suit similar to the one that Master Chief wears in the Halo3 video game. It took him over 900 hours and several thousand dollars to make the suit. Kevin leads a forum for other gamers interested in doing something similarly crafty with a gaming theme. Turns out, there are lots of inspired folks out there that want to take creativity in video gaming beyond just clicking the controller. Kevin attends functions in the suit and talks with kids about how he made the suit, and he speaks to responsible gaming. Kevin's a university graduate and a computer store manager; I think he makes a good role model to show that there is more to gaming than moving one's thumbs.

Darcie French, Chronic Scribe

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Dave's Armor

Inspired by Kevin I am making a suit myself out of foam floor mats, the kind you might find on your kids playroom floor. You can get your kids involved in your project, doing things like cutting out shapes, sweeping the floor and operating the camera. They will certainly taste test your chips and pop, free of charge.

How to make halo armor

You can let your kids make things from your leftover foam bits, they can be quite creative. Try something simple like fish or butterflies, you can hang them around the house, painted in various colors. Fancy. Fishy.

We made Moshling pencil ends from the popular Moshi Monsters game.

How to make Moshi Monsters

Master Chief Meets A Little Kid - Mission Flea Market

How to be a "Geek Dad Hero"

The Halo video game is rated M for mature meaning mom and dad can play, the older siblings can play, grandma can play, but what about the little ones? How about making them some Master Chief armor to wear!

Inspired by the foam Master Chief, Steven, a fellow dad and avid fan of Halo, decided to make his son Avery a foam Master Chief costume for HALOween (as we call it). He spent the better part of October working on his project and used a brilliant combination of painted sports gear and the foam Master Chief designs. His helmet came out fantastic and anyone who knows Halo recognized Avery as the Master Chief. Congrats to Steven for making his boy an epic Master Chief costume and earning the title "Geek Dad Hero".

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Foam Armor and Really Young Kids - Go slow at first, they scare easy

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This little one would only approach from behind, and eventually touched the wierd spaceman! When it rubbed her head with a soft glove in return she ran off.This one was a rowdy fella, he sucker punched the armor in the groin. Good thing it's armor, protects quite nicely. Too bad the little guy didn't have some protection-from-moms-scolding armor, he sure took a beating.After awhile the kids warmed up and wanted to play, mostly chase, shoot imaginary or toy guns (the Shotgun prop was left in the hog) or attack from behind with hockey sticks.This young girl kept asking to see who was behind the visor? Was it a person? An alien? A robot? Naw, just your friendly neighborhood Dave.Once she saw the friendly face she wanted to be picked up, carted around, and maybe pose for some photos. What fun!
This little one would only approach from behind, and eventually touched the wierd spaceman! When it rubbed her head with a soft glove in return she ran off.
This little one would only approach from behind, and eventually touched the wierd spaceman! When it rubbed her head with a soft glove in return she ran off.
This one was a rowdy fella, he sucker punched the armor in the groin. Good thing it's armor, protects quite nicely. Too bad the little guy didn't have some protection-from-moms-scolding armor, he sure took a beating.
This one was a rowdy fella, he sucker punched the armor in the groin. Good thing it's armor, protects quite nicely. Too bad the little guy didn't have some protection-from-moms-scolding armor, he sure took a beating.
After awhile the kids warmed up and wanted to play, mostly chase, shoot imaginary or toy guns (the Shotgun prop was left in the hog) or attack from behind with hockey sticks.
After awhile the kids warmed up and wanted to play, mostly chase, shoot imaginary or toy guns (the Shotgun prop was left in the hog) or attack from behind with hockey sticks.
This young girl kept asking to see who was behind the visor? Was it a person? An alien? A robot? Naw, just your friendly neighborhood Dave.
This young girl kept asking to see who was behind the visor? Was it a person? An alien? A robot? Naw, just your friendly neighborhood Dave.
Once she saw the friendly face she wanted to be picked up, carted around, and maybe pose for some photos. What fun!
Once she saw the friendly face she wanted to be picked up, carted around, and maybe pose for some photos. What fun!

The Big Boy (aka Daddy or Uncle or Grandpa etc)

Gets to play Halo3 on his Xbox 360

What do little boys get to play?

Kevin in His Master Chief Armor on Halloween

  • Master Chief Arts & Crafts
  • Master Chief Action Figures
  • Master Chief Lego Toys

Master Chief Attends A Christmas Parade - A brief glimpse of the Chief lit up like a Christmas tree!

Parents & Gaming Poll

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Master Chief Arts & Crafts

Master Chief art@djehuti

Crayola For Master Chief

Crayola 150-Count Telescoping Crayon Tower, Storage Case, Sharpener, (52-0029)
Crayola 150-Count Telescoping Crayon Tower, Storage Case, Sharpener, (52-0029)

Color Master Chief with Crayola 52-0029 Crayola 150-Count Telescoping Crayon Tower, Storage Case, Sharpener

 

Master Chief Sketching

Biscuit The Rat & The Master Chief Helmets - Left click to visit more Biscuit coloring pages right click to save print and color

Biscuit the Rat & The Halo Helmets
Biscuit the Rat & The Halo Helmets

How to Draw 'Arbiter' from Halo

Sketching Pencils for Drawing Master Chief

Royal & Langnickel Essentials Sketching Pencil Set, 21-Piece
Royal & Langnickel Essentials Sketching Pencil Set, 21-Piece

21 Pc Sketch & Drawing Set W/pencils, Charcoals,erasers

 

Boys Love Action Figures

Preferably

the "Action Figure of the Day"

Master Chief Action Figure Toys For Boys

Halo Radio Control Mongoose with Master Chief Figure
Halo Radio Control Mongoose with Master Chief Figure

Halo Radio Control Mongoose with Master Chief Figure

 
Halo 3: Master Chief Funko Force
Halo 3: Master Chief Funko Force

Halo 3: Master Chief Funko Force Action Toy

 
McFarlane Toys Action Figures - Halo 3 Helmet 3-Pack Wave 2 - SCOUT (Red), MASTER CHIEF (Olive), EVA
McFarlane Toys Action Figures - Halo 3 Helmet 3-Pack Wave 2 - SCOUT (Red), MASTER CHIEF (Olive), EVA

McFarlane Toys Action Figures - Halo 3 Helmet 3-Pack Wave 2 - SCOUT (Red), MASTER CHIEF (Olive), EVA

 
Halo 2 Action Figure Series 8 Master Chief with Flood Infection by Joy Ride
Halo 2 Action Figure Series 8 Master Chief with Flood Infection by Joy Ride

Halo 2 Action Figure Series 8 Master Chief with Flood Infection

 
Halo 3 Steel Master Chief Spartan Exclusive Kotobukiya Statue
Halo 3 Steel Master Chief Spartan Exclusive Kotobukiya Statue

Halo 3 Steel Master Chief Spartan Exclusive Kotobukiya Statue

 

Master Chief Megablocks

Master Chief Costumes

Dress up for Master Chief

Master Chief Novelty Gifts For Boys

Wallet - Halo 3 - Armed Master Chief Black w/ Chain
Wallet - Halo 3 - Armed Master Chief Black w/ Chain

Halo 3: Armed Master Chief Black Trifold Wallet w/ Chain

 
Halo Master Chief Helmet Pin 83-19
Halo Master Chief Helmet Pin 83-19

Halo Master Chief Helmet Pin 83-19

 
Halo Master Chief Helmet Belt Buckle 27779
Halo Master Chief Helmet Belt Buckle 27779

Halo Master Chief Helmet Belt Buckle 79HLO

 

Master Chief Lego

HALO 3 Kubricks MASTER CHIEF 4 Figure LEGO Boxed set - RARE!
HALO 3 Kubricks MASTER CHIEF 4 Figure LEGO Boxed set - RARE!

Is Daddy getting the new Halo3 Reach game this holiday season? Why not get the little boy some Master Chief Lego...

 

Master Chief Toys on Ebay

Check eBay auctions for Master Chief action figures and toys

Halo3 Action Figures

Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 8 Action Figure WHITE Spartan EOD
Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 8 Action Figure WHITE Spartan EOD

Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 8 Action Figure WHITE Spartan EOD

 
Halo 3 Series 3 - Spartan Soldier Hayabusa
Halo 3 Series 3 - Spartan Soldier Hayabusa

Halo 3 Series 3 - Spartan Soldier Hayabusa

 
McFarlane Toys Action Figure - Halo 3 Series 7 - ELITE FLIGHT (Yellow)
McFarlane Toys Action Figure - Halo 3 Series 7 - ELITE FLIGHT (Yellow)

Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure YELLOW Elite Flight

 
McFarlane Toys Action Figure - Halo 3 Series 7 - TARTARUS
McFarlane Toys Action Figure - Halo 3 Series 7 - TARTARUS

Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure Tartarus

 
Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure BLUE Rogue Spartan
Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure BLUE Rogue Spartan

Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure BLUE Rogue Spartan

 

Light Saber For Your Little Chief - Master Chief (aka Kevin) uses one for the suit

Star Wars Force Unleashed Deluxe Lightsaber
Star Wars Force Unleashed Deluxe Lightsaber

Star Wars Force Unleashed Deluxe Lightsaber- Kevin carries a Star Wars light saber when he's out and about as Master Chief vs anything that resembles a weapon.

 

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Master Chief Photo Print

Master Chief aka Kevin attended the Candle Light Parade in Mission BC Dec 3, 2010 Prints Available through Abbotsford Times Newspaper