We finally took on Day 2’s Challenge: Build A Fort from the 30 days to Hands on Play challenge hosted by the Imagination Tree & Hands on: As We Grow.
N&M just got their new beds on the weekend. It was such a great structure for our fort.
I strung up our fairy lights underneath the top bunk and hung a blanket over the side to make an entrance for their fort.
What an invitation to play! A fort, fairy lights and a dimly lit room.
Of course, the invitation to play was keenly embraced.
Children morph into who they want to be within their pandora’s box that is the fort.
N&M called the fort their “cave”. They didn’t want to call it their castle because they didn’t have a princess in it, (they looked and looked but couldn’t find her). So their fort became a cave.
N changed into a dragon. “ROAR!”
Where there is a dragon, there needs to be a dragon slayer. It’s biblical.
M’s weapon of choice was a gun. The gun had flashing lights which added some extra fun in a dim cave.
Forts open up a child’s imagination. I’m not sure what it is about the make-shift shelter, but forts in their various ingenious designs create walls of security for play.
Long live the humble play fort!
N&M: 3 years, 5 months
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