Master Chief and Kids
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Foam Armor and Really Young Kids - Go slow at first, they scare easyClick thumbnail to view full-size
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
Do you disapprove of your child's interest in video games like Halo3?
Master Chief Arts & Crafts
Master Chief art@djehuti
Crayola For Master Chief
Color Master Chief with Crayola 52-0029 Crayola 150-Count Telescoping Crayon Tower, Storage Case, Sharpener
- Dragoart Master Chief Drawing Instructions
Detailed directions for sketching Master Chief
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
How to Draw 'Arbiter' from Halo
Sketching Pencils for Drawing Master Chief
21 Pc Sketch & Drawing Set W/pencils, Charcoals,erasers
Boys Love Action Figures
the "Action Figure of the Day"
Master Chief Action Figure Toys For Boys
Halo Radio Control Mongoose with Master Chief Figure
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
Halo 2 Action Figure Series 8 Master Chief with Flood Infection
Halo 3 Steel Master Chief Spartan Exclusive Kotobukiya Statue
Master Chief Megablocks
Mega Bloks Halo Wars Aerial Ambush
Master Chief Costumes
Dress up for Master Chief
Master Chief Novelty Gifts For Boys
Halo 3: Armed Master Chief Black Trifold Wallet w/ Chain
Halo Master Chief Helmet Belt Buckle 79HLO
Halo 3: UNSCDF Logo Pewter Pin
Master Chief Lego
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 Series 3 - Spartan Soldier Hayabusa
Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure YELLOW Elite Flight
Halo 3 McFarlane Toys Series 7 Action Figure Tartarus
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- Kevin carries a Star Wars light saber when he's out and about as Master Chief vs anything that resembles a weapon.
Search for that Master Chief gift
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