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"The Sword in the Sandbox: A Storybook Adventure" is the third episode from the twelfth season of Barney & Friends.


Daniel is reluctant to jump rope with the bigger kids because of his small size. So, Barney tells Daniel a fairy tale story of "The Sword in the Sandbox" (a take off of "The Sword in the Stone") and shows him how an ordinary chef became the king of the land.

Stories: The Sword in the Sandbox


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Let's Go
  3. Way to Count
  4. Today, We Can Say!
  5. Castles So High
  6. Lookie! It's a Cookie! (Scene Taken from: Way to Go!: A Travel Adventure)
  7. Trying and Trying
  8. Do Your Best
  9. If You're Happy and You Know It (Scene Taken from: Movin' and Groovin')
  10. I Love You




Home media


  • This episode marked:
    • The only Season 12 episode where it's just Barney and the children.
    • The only time Emma appeared with Daniel and Jackie.
    • The final appearance of Jackie.
    • Another time where a slow motion is used when Daniel lifts up the sword.
Season Twelve episodes
"Way to Go!" • "The Misbegotten Moon" • "The Sword in the Sandbox" • "Riff to the Rescue!" • "Lights! Camera! Action!"
• "To Catch a Thief" • "The Magic Lamp" • "The Amazing Captain Pickles" • "A Game for Everyone" • "The Reluctant Dragon"