The Joy and Creativity of Building Adventure Forts for Kids

Posted November 1, 2017 by Fort Magic

Playing is something that just seems to come naturally to kids. Whether they interact with toys, friends or just the objects around them, children seem to have no problem coming up with narratives and creating stories for themselves. But believe it or not, playing actually has to be facilitated and nurtured. As a result, kids …

Discover 10 Creative and Fun Paper Fort Ideas for Kids

Posted October 28, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Every parent’s dream is to be able to keep their kids entertained for hours, without resorting to expensive toys like video game consoles. Fort building is the perfect solution, with easy-to-use kits available from Fort Magic that form a variety of frames to feed any child’s hungry imagination. Want to bring the excitement up a …

Engineering for Kids and Learning With Fort Building

Posted October 25, 2017 by Fort Magic

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For many parents, building forts is a quick and easy way to keep our kids entertained. But contrary to popular belief, fort-building is more than just throwing together a few pillows and blankets. It can also be a unique opportunity to create something new and exciting. Plus, it’s a chance for you to teach your …

Discovering Sensory Play & Fort Building With Fort Magic

Posted October 19, 2017 by Fort Magic

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As parents, we’re always searching for ways to help our kids learn and grow. We understand that play is never just playing, and that the way children interact with others and with the world around them will influence their intellectual and emotional development. Though children will often guide their play when left alone, usually it’s …

Great Ideas for 24" Large Craft Paper Fort Building Fun

Posted October 15, 2017 by Fort Magic

Looking for something to do on family night? Are your kids stuck inside when it’s raining with nothing to do? Want to find an activity that can help educate your kids while also letting them have fun? Bring together 24” large craft paper and fort building for endless fun! Spend some time creating projects out …

Increasing Enthusiasm And Confidence In Girls With Fort Building

Posted October 10, 2017 by Fort Magic

Every parent wants their child to feel as safe and happy as possible. And a large part of that is building their self-esteem — or their own positive view of themselves. Children with high self-esteem will be more confident and happy. They are also less likely to engage in self-destructive behaviors. But the problem for …

Fun Weekend Ideas Include Fort Building and Family

Posted September 28, 2017 by Fort Magic

At the start of the weekend, parents can look forward to having some much-needed R&R, especially after a long and busy week. There’s just one problem: when you’re home, the kids are too. Without school to occupy them for the majority of the day, your kids will likely have a lot of free time on …

Modern Stained Glass Fort Ideas Using Colored Cellophane

Posted September 26, 2017 by Fort Magic

One thing we know about kids — they love playing with colors. Whether it’s coloring with a new shade of crayons or going crazy with brightly colored paint, kids love exploring different colors. A rainbow of hues is combined with new options. Children are always trying to incorporate color into their everyday lives. You may …

Fun Tea Party Fort Ideas Also Teach Kids About Social Skills

Posted September 21, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Tea parties are a timeless childhood play tradition. Just thinking about tea parties can bring up images of fancy dresses, extravagant hats, and monocles. Everyone is holding their teacups with pinkies in the air and delicious snacks and at a decorated table. All of these things belong in your child’s tea party fort! Having a …

Create Sheer Curtain Fort Covers With Magical Lights

Posted September 15, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Despite all of the parenting-oriented technology that’s available today — from iPads to video games to smartphones — it may sometimes seem like it can take a Herculean effort to keep the kids busy and engaged for more than a short period. But entertaining your children doesn’t have to focus on fancy toys or high-tech …

Adventurous Ocean Games for Kids in a Seafaring Fort

Posted September 11, 2017 by Fort Magic

Much like space, the ocean is an exciting mystery to explore. Kids of all ages consider the wonders of the deep sea. From divers to pirates, many adventurers were lured by the magic of the ocean. Even if you live many miles from the beach, your kids can create an ocean fort in the living …

Fun Ideas for an Obstacle Course in Your Backyard

Posted September 7, 2017 by Fort Magic

If your kids enjoy parkour or ninjas, you’ve spent many an evening watching the American Ninja Warriors running through the giant obstacle course to try to get to the very end and do their personal best. It’s very exciting, and often, inspiring because of the different histories of the ninjas. Watching obstacle courses is also …

Outdoor Fort Fun and Building STEAM Learning Skills

Posted August 29, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Kids get pretty bored when people try to teach them something in a way that doesn’t inspire their passions and energy. Combining learning with fun make a lesson more exciting. Kids might even find mundane subjects fascinating when you add in some fun. Combine the excitement of building an outdoor fort with STEAM for a …

How to Make Fun Summer Memories With an Outdoor Fort

Posted August 26, 2017 by Fort Magic

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It’s the end of summer: the sun is beating down, the days are long, and you’ll do everything you can to make the kids happy. Turn off the television and electronics because summer is the perfect time for outdoor fun. Exploring and adventures are a must! An outdoor fort inspires kids to create summer games. …

10 Fort Building Tips to Make Learning Fun for Kids

Posted August 23, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Hooray, learning! Said no kid ever. But, consider this: Think about the last time you wanted to know something, really know something. Perhaps you scoured the Internet. Or, maybe you talked with a multitude of friends and family. Your search may have led you to experiment with ideas at home. Or, get the kids involved …