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Fort Building Tips and Tricks

Fort-building ignites imagination and inspires dramatic play. In a child’s mind, a fort can become anything from a military fortress to a rocket, to a sailboat. Kids create narratives as they play, keeping them engaged longer and helping them retain information. Imaginative play is one of the most beneficial learning tools for any child, leading to a lifetime of innovation and creativity. 

So, while you are trying to work from home and your kids are looking for something to do, combat boredom by encouraging them to build a fort. Enjoy listening to the giggles and imaginative stories, knowing it’s the sound of learning and creativity at work! 


  • Clothespins
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Chip clips
  • Chairs
  • Rope
  • Clamps
  • Rubber bands
  • Duct Tape
  • Pillows
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag

Team GCM Creator: Kristen