Maker Education and Fort Building Encourage Hands-On Learning

Posted August 29, 2018 by Fort Magic

When people do something, they tend to remember the details better than reading about it. Consider how many books and papers kids process at school. Maker education encourages hands-on learning with activities such as fort building and more. And when kids do something, they make exciting discoveries from the experience. Let’s find out more about …

Five Ways Fort Building Supports Experiential Learning

Posted August 22, 2018 by Fort Magic

Kids love to get their hands into things, from mud pies to building forts. The sense of touch is as powerful as scent, sight, sound, and taste. And getting kids’ senses in the mix helps them learn. When kids get hands-on, they develop a broad range of skills. One of the best forms of hands-on …

How to Increase A Love Of Learning With Fort Building

Posted August 15, 2018 by Fort Magic

When parents and teachers make learning fun, kids look at education differently. Rather than dreading it, they are eager to experience and learn new things. Step away from the books and put their knowledge to practical use with fort building. And watch them learn new skills as they exercise their creativity and have a great …

Pretty Stained Glass Fort Ideas Bring Color to Playtime

Posted August 7, 2018 by Fort Magic

Color, texture, and history are all ways to get kids exciting about playtime – and learning! Stained glass brings all of these elements into fort building with the kids. Check out some pretty stained glass fort ideas that are sure to inspire everyone to build something amazing! A Quick History Lesson Stained glass is a …

Fun Backyard Fort Ideas to Get Through the Dog Days of Summer

Posted July 31, 2018 by Fort Magic

The dog days of summer are here again. And everyone is trying to beat the heat. The kids have been home for a few weeks. Nobody wants to think about school starting again in a month or less. And boredom is setting in. Now is the perfect time to cool down and have fun by …

Building Confidence & Creativity With Fort Building for Kids

Posted July 23, 2018 by Fort Magic

For generations, kids have built forts to have a fun escape from the adult world. And parents appreciate this safe way for children to have their own space. Beyond having a great time, fort building offers many educational opportunities. Discover how fort building for kids can build confidence and creativity to fuel their future success! …

Kids and Castles - The Magic of Creating Fairytale Forts

Posted July 16, 2018 by Fort Magic

Fairy tales awaken our imaginations. They take us to a different time in faraway lands. Kids enjoy the wonder of these timeless stories. And parents like sharing them! Building fairy tale forts is a way for kids to pretend they are princesses, princes, and knights from their favorite books. Leave the daily routine behind to …

Engineer A Playhouse Fort and Inspire Future Engineers

Posted July 7, 2018 by Fort Magic

When we think of childhood, one of our favorite memories is building. From forts to sand castles and block barricades, kids get a feeling of accomplishment from building something special. And it’s also lots of fun! Now you can share the passion for building with your children. Encourage them to engineer a playhouse fort like …

Building Confidence in Children With Playhouse Forts

Posted June 24, 2018 by Fort Magic

Building confidence in children is a priority for parents and educators. Fortunately, creating a playhouse fort is one of the easiest ways to boost a kid’s self-esteem! And fort building is more than a timelessly fun activity. It helps children gain the confidence they need to succeed. The Fundamentals of Play Playtime is work for …

Play Scarf Activities and Fun Fort Ideas For Kids

Posted June 20, 2018 by Fort Magic

Often simple items found around the house are the best toys for kids. For example, kids have been drawn to playing with colorful scarves for generations. And there are countless scarf activities and fort building ideas that celebrate the creativity of childhood. And kids are learning while they have fun! Scarf Activities for Babies and …

Teaching STEM Skills to Children and Learning With Forts

Posted June 14, 2018 by Fort Magic

STEM has become a popular buzzword in education. The acronym stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. And it’s never to early to start teaching STEM skills to children. And building forts is one of the best ways to do it! While they have fun, they will also discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, …

DIY Playhouse Forts for the Ultimate Summer Fun

Posted June 9, 2018 by Fort Magic

Summer is right around the corner. And kids are already asking what they can do with their free time. Parents wish they had all day to entertain their favorite people. But we all realize that is unrealistic. And nobody wants the kids mesmerized by television or video games. Get them out of the house and …

Chill Out This Summer In A Creative Igloo Fort For Kids

Posted May 27, 2018 by Fort Magic

The heat is on as kids get out of school for the summer. And the summer sun promises to get hotter as we head into June and July. Find the ultimate way to chill out this summer in a creative igloo fort for kids! While the weather outside is warm, kids can have cool thoughts …

Fort Building Activities Get Kids Moving and Thinking

Posted May 22, 2018 by Fort Magic

The end of the school year and the beginning of summer are right around the corner. With the lazy and long days of summer comes the sound of kids asking what they can do all day. And parents want to provide enjoyable and educational activities to keep them busy. Discover some fantastic fort building activities …

Discover Fun and Creative Play Ideas With Forts for Kids

Posted May 15, 2018 by Fort Magic

One of the best ways to encourage kids to learn is to make it fun and let their creativity shine. And fort building offers so many ways to teach kids about math, science, art, architecture, and more. Plus, you can incorporate history lessons, reading, and more into the mix while you build forts together. Discover …