BUILD A FORT!
Today is a simple, easy task that every one can do with whatever they have on hand.
And every child I know loves building forts!
Building it is almost more fun than playing in it, so let the kids take part in that as well!
Let them lead you where to place objects, such as blankets, tables, cushions, pillows, etc.
Their imaginations will be running before you know it.
Henry created rooms for us to sleep in, added pillows to each of our rooms so we had beds.
Then we all did our bedtime routine and read books and pretended to sleep!
Before long, Henry was adding more objects to our fort play.
The flashlight, in particular, is super fun in a dark fort!
DAY 1 CHALLENGE:
Spend (at least) 15 minutes of uninterrupted time building a fort, and playing in it, with your kids!
IDEAS OF OBJECTS TO USE:
- couch cushions (and the couch!)
- tables (card table, end table, etc)
- pillows (either to hold blankets in place, or to use as imaginary play)
- objects, or toys, to add to your child’s imagination!
Please share what your fort became today (and what you used to build it), here in the comments, and be inspired by more ideas on The Play Network.
This ‘Challenge’ is meant to get you started, to spark your creativity with your kids (and their creativity!). I’m excited to see where this activity takes you and your kids today!
Tomorrow, The Imagination Tree has your challenge for Day 3!
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