My brother and sister and I loved to make forts when we were little. We made simple ones using our dining room chairs and a blanket from a closet or the cushions on the couch. Sometimes we even put a blanket over the dining room table and had a picnic inside.
A fort is a magical place full of pretend play and adventure and I’d consider fort building a childhood necessity! That’s why I’m excited to partner with Horizon today to bring you these awesome forts for kids–I bet you’ll have a hard time choosing a favorite!
Forts for Kids
Under the table fort. Encourage Play used sheets to surprise her kids with a fun and simple play fort anyone can set up.
Art fort. What could be more inspiring than creating inside a fort? You have to see the art stations Hand Made Kids Art set up inside her kids’ art fort.
Reading fort. Small + friendly used a forgotten sheet to create a DIY reading fort in her toddler’s bedroom. Kids of all ages (like me!) would love to curl up with a good book inside.
Playhouse table fort. If you can sew this playhouse under the table fort from The Artful Parent would be so cool to make!
Music fort. Encourage music making by creating a music fort. The Natural Homeschool created amazing music crafts to set the perfect atmosphere for music.
Twinkly light fort. Homegrown Friends’ twinkly light caves are so simple to create and add a sense of magic to fort play.
A Fort Picnic
My kids are fort lovers too. We usually make the simple ones I knew in childhood, but after seeing these photos they have big plans to recreate some of these!
One of my childhood favorites was to have a picnic in a fort and my kids think it is so much fun too. It’s one of those little activities that isn’t hard to do and can really make a day special.
For our picnic we served mac and cheese in a muffin tin using Horizon’s Organic Macaroni and Mild Cheddar Cheese. My kids get a kick out of muffin tin meals even when they’re not eating in a fort, but for a picnic they make serving so much easier. I added some fruit and veggies and some chocolate snack crackers for dessert.
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This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Natural homeschool says
Thank you so much for including our fort! 😉 Lovely post!
Megan Sheakoski says
It’s so inviting!!!!
Janine Halloran says
Thanks so much for including my fort! We love fort making in our house and now we’ll have to try some of the others too 🙂
Megan Sheakoski says
It was lovely! My kids want to make them all!