Monday, February 23, 2015

5 Fort Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Building a homemade fort in the house is an indoor activity stapled in nearly everyone’s childhood. From your living room to a shady tree in your yard, you can’t go wrong with a fun fort for your kids. Here are some great options to get you started:

Turn your kitchen table into an incredible fort with old tablecloths and fabric. Cut out a few windows, a door, and you have a fun place for the children to read, snuggle, nap and play.

Cardboard House
Do you have cardboard boxes in the basement saved for future need? Have you or someone you know recently purchased a new refrigerator, stove or washing machine and have a leftover giant box? If so, you have an easy making for an awesome cardboard house. Just add some windows, a door and draw on the rest.

Living Room Fort
Using your couch and recliner as support, throw blankets over them and make a cool indoor fort. If you are really getting into it, you can even bring in the TV and have a fun movie night equipped with popcorn.

If you have a tree in your yard, it can be the making of a great fort. Hang some sheets or streamers on the branches and watch them flow in the wind. Put a table and chairs inside and play a board game, color or make a craft in your fort for a fun little change on scenery.

If you are in an area that is full of snow in the winter, building a snow fort or igloo is always a fun winter activity. The best part about snow fort is your children can keep adding on to them all winter without the mess and clean-up of indoor forts.  

No matter what kind of fort you build with your kids, it is sure to be a good time. The possibilities are endless and the fun will be unstoppable. Stay tuned to our social media platforms for other fun activities to do with your kids.