Here are the key elements: make it as big as possible, adding a roof is always better, having clothes pins, flat sheets and some rope always on hand make fort building much easier.
And what will your kiddos do in their fort? Well, the possibilities are endless. I remember pretending our forts were ships we were sailing around the world in. Or they were the home where we were raising all the children we rescued from the orphanage.
My kids like to pretend their forts are the final destination in a camping journey.
See, here's the map.
Through the forest, over the bridge and to the fort.
and always, snacks.
Snacks are really a very important part of any fort experience. The more crumbs the better, right? Because another essential Mommy skill is cleaning up crumbs.
Here's to all the fort makers!