How Kids Explore Art with Forts

Posted January 25, 2016 by Fort Magic

Kids today have access to all kinds of toys and games. Many of these games are played on technological toys. While it is unwise to deny the influence that technology has and will continue to have on our children, it is important to keep in mind the significance of things that promote imagination. The imagination of a child is what allows him or her to dream big dreams and work towards accomplishing them in the future. For example, consider how kids explore art with forts.


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Hands-on projects such as fort building allow children to explore their creativity. Kids who can take a fort and turn it into a castle or a jungle have an advantage. They have the ability to explore and to create beautiful art to contribute to the world around them. An added benefit of free play is how it can create more emotionally stable children in a relatively unstable world.


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Forts are awesome because they are an art in and of themselves. The best part is that children are the creators, learning architecture through designing and building their own fortress. From start to finish, the building of a fort is a fun and exciting process for children. Fort Magic offers many options in the way of forts, allowing children to be creative and come up with their own designs that best suit their imagination.


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Being in charge of the outcome of their fort can help boost confidence in themselves as well as helping them uncover skills they have yet to explore. For many children, projects like these are what help them determine what they want to do in the future. It is through experiences like fort building that they explore a passion for the arts.


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Since the design of the fort is completely in the children’s hands, they get to make artistic decisions about what height, length, and width their fort will be. They also make decisions about how they would like to decorate their fort, giving them ample opportunity to explore their talents and think outside the box – something every child should be given then golden opportunity to do.


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Children whose creativity is not stifled will be more expressive, honest, and more willing to try new things. Simple things such as choosing to use water color paints or markers to decorate their forts gives children the opportunity to explore art and their creativity. Forts are a great way to promote a creative mind in a child. It is through this kind of art that children can grow up and become shining examples to those around them.


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