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 …

Learning Inspiration with Light Table Activities, Forts and Kids

Posted November 19, 2016 by Fort Magic

Holiday lights, Lite Brite, and even basic flashlights bring us back to memories of childhood. The magical lights of shooting stars and fireflies remind us of the freedom we once knew to discover and wonder and dream. Light illuminated inspires young minds. Add this inspiration to a fort with light table activities and you capture this …

Inspire A Love of Learning In Kids With Forts

Posted November 15, 2016 by Fort Magic

From the moment of birth, kids demonstrate their wiring to explore the world and learn. Responses to voice and sound teach them to communicate. Tactile experiences of feeding and play develop their senses, components of speech and understanding of the natural world. Watching the interactions and natural occurrences around them draw their interest and engage …

Self Expression and Confidence Building Games for Kids Include Fort Building

Posted November 7, 2016 by Fort Magic

As parents, we would wrap our kids in bubble wrap and clad them in armor if we could protect them from the pain that the world can bring. In fact, we might just let them live out their days in the safety of that backyard or living room fort. Under our watchful eye, certainly, they …

The A’s to Zzzz's of Classic Bedtime Stories With Kids and Forts

Posted October 30, 2016 by Fort Magic

Classic bedtime stories bring to mind the magic hour where kids drift peacefully off to slumber tucked beneath soft, warm blankets. Adoring parents kiss sweet foreheads, adjust pillows and watch over. If just for a moment, all involved are recalling a day filled with giggling fort play. Does this sound like your house? The truth …

Building a Playhouse Fort Can Teach STEM Skills to Kids

Posted October 27, 2016 by Fort Magic

A playhouse marks nearly every childhood. Whether extravagant and Dad-built, created with blankets or hidden among the trees and foliage of the woods, this staple of back when memories delights. But, at five or eight or ten years old, who knew all that building and imagining was anything more than fun? Using a Fort Magic …

Inspiring Happiness And Creativity With Indoor Fort Building

Posted October 22, 2016 by Fort Magic

Count 24 brilliant crayons in the box. Pack nutritious apple slices and carrot sticks. Pull on a favorite outfit. Yes, this is the stuff going to school is made of. With school days comes homework. After a full day of learning, settling kids into more work proves to be an impossible task. How about a …