I have three boys and I think they were born with an innate desire to make forts, play with guns and build LEGO toys. Seriously, they LOVE forts thought sometimes they want us to build them. We have had some chilly evenings here so this was the perfect little project to turn our plain activity into a magical one.
My boys have a wild imagination but sometimes they need a little encouragement to get it going. Usually a fort helps spark that creativity! We sometimes make up stories in there, read a book, watch a movie, have a snack inside…..
4 Ways to Spark the Imagination:
- Build a fort! Use boxes, sheets, toys, tables, chairs…..
- Re- enact your favorite story using props or costumes.
- Puppet Show - Let your kids make up stories and just have a seat and be amazed. I show you here how to make a no sew puppet theater curtain.
- Art- Let them color, paint and fill that white paper with whatever butters their biscuit. Don’t tell them the trees are supposed to be green or that people aren’t blue.
Our most recent fort was right before Christmas break was about to come to an end. I did built this one for them and had them enter blindfolded. When I told them they could peak all I could hear was “Wow” and gasping.
As you can tell it wasn’t that amazing but they loved it! It was the perfect little nook to spark their imagination.
I just used an old curtain, and draped it from one wall to the other side of the wall. The garland hanging on the curtain is made from tissue paper and the lights I still had around from Christmas. I set it up above our couch so we had a soft and cozy place to hangout.
What was the last fort you built made out of?