Magical STEAM Fort Building Your Kids Will Love

Posted November 19, 2018 by Fort Magic

What if we told you that you can spend hours of quality, fun time with your kids all while preparing them for a successful future? With one of our Fort Magic building kits, you can build your kids’ confidence levels while making memories with them. Put down the screens and see what creations you can come up with. Sensory Fort For Play 1

What Is STEAM?

You might have heard of STEM studies in school, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, there is a push for the Arts and for good reason. Studies show that integrating the arts into children’s studies will guide their natural curiosity and creativity and enhance their critical thinking skills. STEAM aims to teach kids about the real world and to prepare them for it. Kids need that hands-on learning that shows them how to think, create, fail, and learn from failure. In an environment where children are allowed, even encouraged, to fail, they will become adults who are more confident. They will be adults who achieve more because they aren’t afraid of that failure that holds so many back. Sensory Fort For Play 2 Sensory Fort For Play 3

A Creative Way to Spend Time with Your Kids

Most parents would agree that they want to spend more time with their kids. It’s a tough balance because you don’t want to just sit and watch tv with them, yet playing with Hotwheels for two hours isn’t fun for you either. STEAM for building is an activity that you will love just as much as your kids. It helps you be a kid again and forget about all your adult stresses for awhile. After you are done building your fort, grab the laptop and a bowl of popcorn and watch that new movie you have been wanting to see. Or, stock your fort with boardgames and snacks and play Monopoly into the wee hours of the morning. There is just something magical about forts that makes everything more fun when done inside the confines of your fort walls. Sensory Fort For Play 4

There is No Wrong Way to Build a Fort

You can further encourage your children with fort building because there is absolutely no wrong way when it comes to fort building. Your children can sit down and sketch out their idea, then get to work building it.  Or, they can get to work without any plans and just start putting the pieces together. One of the best parts of our fort building kits is that you can easily twist and pull pieces off if you don’t like the way your fort is shaping up. Our easy to use fort system encourages children to just jump in and start building. This is the kind of activity that will build their confidence and get the creativity flowing. Sensory Fort For Play 5 Sensory Fort For Play 6

Encourage Hands-On Learning

One of the biggest parts of the STEAM learning model is hands-on learning. We can’t think of a more creative way to learn by experience than with fort building. Let’s say you want to learn more about Ancient Egyptians. You can go to the library and get books on pyramids, mummies, and their lifestyle to find out more about how Ancient Egyptians lived. Then, you can use out Fort Magic building kit to construct a simple pyramid design. Cover your fort with old, white bed sheets and then use paints to write your name in hieroglyphs. You can also paint your fort with other paintings that might be found inside an ancient tomb. After your fort dries, you can hang out in your new fort pyramid and discuss how differently they lived thousands of years ago. Sensory Fort For Play 7  

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