Check out some of our favorite fort ideas for kids – perfect for sensory motor play!
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It’s a rainy day, you’re home with your little ones, and you desperately need to jump in the shower. You could turn on a show to keep everyone entertained, OR you could set the stage for a whole bunch of sensory, motor, and imaginative activities for kids with one of these awesome indoor fort ideas for kids!
An indoor fort can be a quiet space to bring a book and block out the world’s noise, a secret hideout for a bunch of rowdy outlaws, or the cave of a ferocious grizzly bear! No matter how your child chooses to play with her fort, you can be sure she’s reaping the developmental benefits of crawling in and out, ducking under sheets and blankets, and lifting and moving pillows and cushions – way more fun than watching cartoons!
1 – We love what Rachel from Smile and Wave did with some moving boxes! This post is awesome and shows how the design of their fort evolved throughout the day to add different details and accessories. So simple, but oh so much fun!
2 – These fun and easy forts for kids from Art Bar would make for a great indoor campout – nice and sturdy!
3 – We’re in love with Crazy Forts! Simply attach the rods to one another in any configuration you want (an igloo, a cave, a castle!), throw a couple of bed sheets over the top, and voila! Instant indoor fort! They even have a glow in the dark version!!
4 – 2 Little Hooligans shared this cute Play Tent Tutorial at The Girl Creative. There’s a bit of sewing involved, but if you can hack it, you’ll end up with this cute little tent that’s perfect for indoor or outdoor play!
5 – You could make a whole little neighborhood of these A Frame Tents from Lindsay and Drew – how cute for your kiddo’s next play date or sleepover?
6 – This genius tip from Sarah at How Wee Learn will revolutionize how you make DIY forts for kids forever!
7 – This Roller Shades Kids’ Clubhouse from Country Living is both brilliant and beautiful – great for keeping kids entertained in a way that stores away so easily!
8 – And last, but definitely not least…have you ever heard of making an Air Fort?? Mom Trusted totally rocks it with this awesome idea for a DIY fort for kids!
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