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Day 2 : Build a Fort!

Started by Jamie , author of hands on : as we grow 11/2/2011 7:01:54 AM

Today we're spending time building a fort and playing in it with our kids.

[Remember to spend at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted time doing this today!]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Build a Fort

Please share and discuss what you used to build a fort with your kids, and how they took part in building. As well as how you played in the fort. What did the fort become in your house?

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Reply by Tara

author of In Defense Of Myself 11/3/2011 9:19:03 AM

We kept it simple but the kids really loved it.  Right after bath we took a fitted sheet and put it over the rocking chair in the room...then dad and I used our heads for the other end...the kids (2 years and 10 months) ran in and out singing and laughing the whole time.  THey thought it was soooo funny!


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Reply by Amber

11/3/2011 2:47:15 PM

Fort building was so much fun!  We used Daddy's old climbing rope, tied between two trees, and some woolen blankets to pitch the tent...Boo 2 couldn't quite reach to get the blankets over the rope, but chanted, "reach, reach, reach, Mommy, can you help me reach."  

 

We had a blast crawling in and out, and I loved that she'd run out, then catch me with a big hug.  There was a game of hide and seek, chase the dog, and we even had "lunch (grass) and nap.  Fantastic fun!  

When it came time to put it away Daddy's rope became a wonderful hang and swing.  I left it up for play in the garden today.  


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Reply by Bianca

author of magendi 11/4/2011 1:52:42 AM

Spatial awareness anyone?

Little c loved crawling through the fort 'tunnel' that I made using a blanket, chairs, and our tiny couch! Even I got down and crawled around with him. I re-lived my childhood for a bit. (building forts was my FAVORITE thing to do as a small child). :)



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Reply by Payal

author of Aaryan's World 11/4/2011 1:55:53 AM

Are you optimsing the use of cushions in your house? You haven't if you have never made a castle/fort out of them!!

The world of possibilities by a four-years old :))

http://aaryan.posterous.com/cushion-castle


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Reply by Pauline

author of Lessons Learnt Journal | 11/9/2011 11:19:38 PM

We're so late with this challenge, but had loads of fun doing it. Here's what our fort looks like and how we played. Thanks for the inspiration. xox Pauline

http://lessonslearntjournal.com/?p=1618#.


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