If you ask most any adult what is one childish thing they could go back and do again, they would say build a blanket fort. I think secretly deep inside most of us, we’d love to build a blanket fort, and read books by flashlight or listen to our favorite CD.
There is just something so fun and exciting about playing in a blanket fort.
I don’t know why, there just is.
Here are 10 ideas for fort activities with your kids:
Read to them by flashlight
Build a Barbie mansion for girls or roads/train tracks for boys and play in the fort
Build a fort maze with chairs and blankets
Build a covered ball run with chairs and blankets, where they have to roll a ball from start to finish
Grab your portable CD, MP3 or cassette (if you’re old school like me) and sit and sing songs
Dress up and play house
Do school in your fort
Play board games or card games in your fort
Grab your legos and build things to fill your fort up with like furniture, animals, transportation vehicles or whatever else sounds like fun
Play “finish the story”: sit in the fort and start a line to a story like, “Once upon a time” and as you go around in the circle each person has to add a new line to the story until its done. (You can record yourselves and later in school use it to illustrate a book!)
There are so many ideas of things you can do in a fort. Its no wonder that its so fun!!
Do your kids like forts? What is their favorite for activity?
This post is day 4of the series: 31 Days of Screen Free Activities for Kids. To see all of the posts in this series visit this page.
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