Celebrate Valentine's Day With Fort Building for Kids

Posted February 13, 2017 by Fort Magic

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. Kids of all ages enjoy the hearts, flowers, and feelings associated with this joyful day. Love is a universal language that goes beyond romantic ideas. We can celebrate the love of family, friends, neighbors, and pets. It is a golden opportunity to explore this positive emotion with your …

The History and Beauty of Stained Glass Comes to Modern Fort Building

Posted February 6, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Stained glass delights the eye and casts colored beauty for those who witness sunbeams streaming through the multiple, rich hues of red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Naturally drawn to color, kids often stand in awe of these artful displays. What about stained glass forts? How does that even sound like a good idea? Here’s …

Over 50 Fun Fort Building Ideas for Kids With Fort Magic

Posted January 31, 2017 by Fort Magic

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While parents continue to wish for more family time, studies indicate that the current generation of parents are doing better than they realize. Yes, you can relax a bit. Our children see things a bit differently. Lack of time is not an issue for them. Kids wish parents would be less fatigued and less stressed …

Maximizing Quality Family Time With Fort Building

Posted January 28, 2017 by Fort Magic

We live in a fast-paced world, with things constantly changing and adapting, but let’s go back to simpler times. Remember when you were a kid and you would spend hours upon hours collecting blankets, sheets, pillows and furniture in order to build extravagant forts? Well, now it’s time for you to embrace your inner child and …

Confidence Building Activities for Kids Includes Fort Building

Posted January 22, 2017 by Fort Magic

“I can do it!” This shout rises from within us when we feel confident. While it may come more easily to some, this self-assurance does not come naturally. It develops as we experience life from infancy to adulthood. As children grow, every day presents a new adventure. After all, much of their experience is uncharted. …

Learning Made Easy - Reading Fort Ideas for Kids

Posted January 15, 2017 by Fort Magic

A cozy fort and an anticipated book make a good pair. Both offer an escape into another world in which children explore and dream without limits. Discovering the possibilities of who they might become opens children’s imaginations and future potential. As it turns out, this dynamic duo of books and forts offers so much more to …

Fort Building Staycation Ideas for Kids and Families

Posted January 9, 2017 by Fort Magic

Vacations remove us from the everyday routines to rejuvenate bodies, minds and family relationships. Interestingly, forts do the same thing! Even better, fort staycations fit the family budget quite easily. With some ingenuity, your family can experience the refreshing fun of a mini-vacation right at home in a fort. No packing, long road trips, cramped …

Creating Family Memories With Fort Building

Posted December 31, 2016 by Fort Magic

Family fort building is a great way to build connections with your kids. You might have engaged in such activity on a quiet Saturday long ago? Perhaps you put off this type of frolicking simply because you’re too busy? Maybe you wrote it off as frivolous? The underlying factor for not building a fort, more …

Creative Ideas to Build Your Own Igloo Fort with the Kids

Posted December 23, 2016 by Fort Magic

The weather begins to shift this time of year. Cooler breezes during the day, cold nights, rain and snow in some parts of the world tend to bring kids in from the outside. More sedentary activities, usually involving screens, return to homes where parents may have successfully limited their use during warm, activity-inspiring days of …

Celebrating Imagination, Creativity, and Holidays With a Fort Teepee for Kids

Posted December 18, 2016 by Fort Magic

We can still imagine acorns dropping amid piled leaves of vibrant, changing colors as the first snowfall covers the remaining leaves. Aromas of pies, pines, and ciders waft through the house. The inspiration of fall remains in our memory as we prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah. The spirit of Thanksgiving gratitude can linger throughout the …

Hanukkah: A Festival of Fort Ideas for Kids

Posted December 16, 2016 by Fort Magic

During this faithful holiday season, Fort Magic offers you Hanukkah ideas to delight young and old. Given the long history and value of Hanukkah, take time with your kids to find reputable resources on the web or at the library to read about this celebration and its true meaning. You might consider going to your …

Forts Add Sparkle to the Traditional Magic of Christmas

Posted December 8, 2016 by Fort Magic

Tradition sprinkled with holiday sparkle makes wonderful childhood memories. This Christmas, add forts to your seasonal activities and delight the entire family. The Fort Magic fort building kit promises to light up the eyes of your children and make Mom and Dad feel like kids again. Ideas on how to incorporate forts into the celebration …

Focus and Concentration Come With Building Indoor Forts for Kids

Posted November 29, 2016 by Fort Magic

How many times did it ring in your ears as a child? “Sit still!” It holds true through the generations. Wiggles and giggles accompany childhood. Seemingly bitten by the energy bug and filled with natural curiosity, kids bounce from one thought to another and one activity to the next. The whirlwind has the potential to …

STEM Learning With Magical Dream and Blanket Forts

Posted November 26, 2016 by Fort Magic

Dreams rest in the hearts and minds of children waiting to burst forth. In these formative years, nothing seems impossible and options lay wide open. Many of these dreams are birthed and grown in the no-limits, safe space of the blanket fort. Cool blanket forts offer a world where kids explore interests and personalities while …

How to Build a STEM Fort with Newspapers

Posted November 21, 2016 by Fort Magic

Despite video and online sources becoming a primary outlet for the news, parents can still encourage their kids to learn the value of a newspaper. Even the youngest child loves to mimic Dad as he eats breakfast while reading the paper. With encouragement, this behavior extends beyond a physical copying to an intellectual one. In …