Build a Fort

Age: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergartenbox

Equipment: Cushions or pillows, blankets or sheets, chairs, boxes

Space requirements: Small space, open space

Activity description:

  • Help your child build a fort, castle or obstacle course by using cushions, pillows, blankets, sheets, chairs or boxes.
  • Take turns playing and climbing through.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: manipulating objects
  • Non-physical skills: self-discovery; creative play; problem solving

Adjust the challenge:

  • Reduce the amount of equipment available so children aren’t overwhelmed by all the options available.
  • Add physical challenges such as jump over a pillow, crawl under a chair, slither through a tunnel. Use these challenges to play follow-the-leader in and around the fort.

Activity modified from: Manitoba in motion Kids in motion: An Early Start to Physical Activity for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), A-B, Equipment required, Open space, Small space

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