I love when my young kiddos can play together independently. I can hear them giggling from the other room and it makes my heart melt. Their favorite thing to do together is to play in a fort. But they’re still too young to build a fort themselves, so I’m asked…almost every day…to build a fort. I’ve learned how to build forts in 5 minutes or less. A couple of them are so easy that Little Miss can help out!
If you think you know how to build forts you should still check these out! These quick alternative setups might just be an easier go-to method than what you are used to!
Toddler Bed Fort
This one is the easiest…but you do have to have a toddler bed to pull it off.
Take two corners, on the shorter side of a queen size fitted sheet, and place them over the back corners of the toddler bed. Pull the blanket forward and place over the front corners. Done.
The bonus to this fort is the inside pocket. It’s always full of toys when we clean this one up.
Kids love sliding around under the table.
Push two chairs, that are across from each other, into the table. Take two corners of your fitted sheet and place them over the corner of your chairs. If your table is too big for just one sheet, then tuck another sheet under the corners of the fitted sheet.
Pull the chairs out from the table as much as the sheet will allow. The kids love having the chairs as “shelves”.
Do you kids know how to build forts? They could even pull off making some of these creations on their own!
Covered Wagon Fort
My kids are still a bit too young to understand this one, but Susie and I used to build these all the times as kids.
Place two sets of chairs facing the same way, one set in front of the other. Drape the sheet over the back of both chairs.
The front set of chairs become seating for the front of the wagon…The back ones become the actual wagon.
Ah, flashbacks to some Laura Ingalls fun.
Do you build forts in your house? What is your favorite style?
You can hand them a few fun accessories to keep them playing for hours. Like a spyglass (paper towel roll) or an oven (shoe box).