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 …

Discover How Building Forts Can Get Kids Moving

Posted October 19, 2016 by Fort Magic

Growing up, there are certain things all children need to have a successful start in life. The basic needs of personal hygiene, sleep, and nutritional foods help children grow big and strong as they go through the various stages of development during those first few years. Physical activity is an equally important aspect of childhood. …

Halloween Games and Activities for Kids Include Spooky Fort Building

Posted October 15, 2016 by Fort Magic

Tricks and treats. Ghosts and goblins. Costumes and surprise. Halloween enchants young and old with varying levels of spookiness. Why not start a new Halloween tradition focused on fort building? This favorite activity allows parents and children to create a celebration that fits their family’s personality. Plus, the level of scare-ability comes customized as well. …

Teaching Love And Kindness With Indoor Forts for Kids

Posted October 5, 2016 by Fort Magic

Love and kindness. From the moment we hold our children in our arms we pour as much love as we can into them. As they grow, we teach them to love and be kind to others. It is a parent’s hope that these lessons would permanently sink into the hearts and souls of our children, …

Celebrate Birthdays and Growing Up with Forts!

Posted September 28, 2016 by Fort Magic

Birthdays celebrate growth. The marks running up the door molding tick off our children’s growth in inches, as the years seem to be running away at a too fast pace. Outgrown clothes show how quickly the baby pudginess has transformed into bony frames and strengthening muscles. How does it all happen so quickly? While parents may …

Building a Kids Fort and Having Good Manners for a Lifetime

Posted September 24, 2016 by Fort Magic

It has been said that our basic interpersonal skills are learned in kindergarten. But, what if fort building teaches kids these lessons before they walk through the school doors in their coordinated first-day outfit? Good manners, including listening and respecting others, prove to be lessons we use and perfect throughout life. And, catching them early …

Building Creativity With Fort Building Kits For Kids

Posted September 21, 2016 by Fort Magic

Stand back, away from the scene in your living room or backyard, and watch as kids build forts. What do you see? A castle? Rocket? An artist’s studio, secret hideaway or a starry observatory? Look closer. What else do you see? Laughter? Busy hands? Imaginative play? Relationship building? Mental wheels turning? Quiet solitude? The experience …

Amazing Castle Fort Ideas For Kids Fort Building

Posted September 11, 2016 by Fort Magic

Listen. Can you hear it? The roar of the crowd as the jousters speed toward one another on quick-footed thoroughbreds? The clink of teacups as the princess gathers with friends for afternoon tea? The queen calling for the prince as he runs about the hedged castle grounds? If you listen, especially carefully, these sounds and …

Imaginative Play for Children With Fort Building Kits

Posted September 8, 2016 by Fort Magic

Often we think of imagination and creativity as it ties to art, music, and dance. But, the truth reveals that there is more to the imagination than this definition entails. In fact, imagination and creativity benefit everyone. Without the power of imagination, our problem-solving skills and innovative thinking suffer. And, this fact holds true whether we …