About two weeks ago I published a gift guide for boys who are five and older which included a Star Wars themed football. It’s a football that can be coloured in. Matthew loves football and he loves colouring in. So when we were sent this to review, it hit the nail on the head.
I have actually never realised how popular Mitre is as a football company. Up until a few weeks ago, when Matthew started football training, we didn’t have to look at these kind of things. I don’t play any sports and for daddy it is all about the tennis. You don’t come across it then. I actually went and ordered a proper training ball from Mitre. He will get that from Santa along with two junior goals.
The Scriball set comes with a hand pump to blow up the football and five colouring pens. It was a bit tricky at first to blow up the football but once the needle was moistened, the air went in no problem. I never blew up a football before so I am not exactly an expert at these kind of things. When Matthew saw the football, he wanted to get stuck in straight away.
The pens are very easy to hold for a five year old and even though the ball is round, it was no problem colouring in BB8 and all the other characters. I do take credit for colouring in BB8 though. It actually comes with a stand as well you can use while colouring in so it doesn’t roll away. I think it’s a great idea to have your own customized football.
For Matthew it was not just the fun of colouring in and kick a ball afterwards but it was also the concentration to stay in the lines.
The Star Wars Mitre Scriball is available in many other designs on the official Mitre website for £15.99 but can also be purchased from retail stores like Argos.
Disclaimer: I was sent this product for the purpose of the review. As always this is my own opinion.