10 Things You Need to Make an Epic Living Room Forts with your kids May 16, 2019 By Bekki Leave a Comment This content may contain affiliate links. Lies. Big fat lies! Living room forts are NOT just for little kids!! Call all the kids and announce you have a plan that requires zip ties, boxes, blankets, and food. Then watch their faces. Your big kids may look at you funny. That’s ok. If you dangle the correct snack, they’ll jump on board too. Once the BIG kids get on board, prepare yourself for some EPIC fort building! Let’s do it. Because it’s MONDAY. Or Tuesday. Or Raining.Or we just because… Because we homeschool. There are no rules. “Remember that Day in 2019 where we all made that fort and hung out together? Yeah, that was so great…”Your kids, in the future. Inside or outside? Let them decide! We need to get something straight first. Feeling guilty about letting kids build forts rather than do math or play video games? Skills from Building forts: Project planningOrganizationProblem solvingTeamworkCreativity Plus, there is NO RULE that says they can’t do their math or game from within the fortress! 10 Fort Building Super Power Materials Zip Ties!BIG BoxesClothes PinsRope2 Tension Rods, a white sheet, paint, a few simple seams and directions from ikatbag will transform your hallway into a house! Hula Hoop, Shower Curtains, Shower curtain hooks! Making Lemonade is going to make you a PURE Genius to your kids with her DIY tent! The dollar store is your best fort building outfitter!Twinkly lights!! Ok, maybe you call them white Christmas light. To me, they are stars!Air Fort! Just turn on your house fan:) Am I the only one who thinks a DIY Fort Building Kit would make an AMAZING gift for Birthdays, Christmas, or Tuesday? Just gather your favorite materials and pack them into a treasure chest or bag! Building materials you have around the house: BlanketsSofa cushionsFlipped tablesTentsHammocksSleeping bagsMattressesTowelsBooksUmbrellaKettlebells (for ballast)Snacks. Great memories ALWAYS include food!Stories. NOTHING makes a book more enjoyable than reading inside a fort! Things to do inside a living room fort Rest; remember rest?LaughRead (Every day is read aloud day. Forts make it “funner”)Knit: Yes, boys too!Watch a showTell storiesDo SchoolworkImagine you’re in a far away placePlan an ambushHave teaEnjoy a snack Come on. Be the cool, awesome, fun, adventurous parent for one day, or more… Who’s with me? Handy Links for How to make forts How to Make Forts from Boxes 8 Ridiculously fun things to make your inner child proud Make Living Room Forts like an interior designer:) Print this free homeschool reminder. This post comes with a free printable reminder list to help keep your heart focused on the heart of homeschooling. I always have the hardest staying focused. This printable simplifies it! Here is a sneak preview… Download Your Free Printable Download the checklist. You’ll get the printable, plus join 9,000+ homeschool moms who receive my weekly parenting tips and ideas!Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock would be ideal.Place it on your refrigerator as a helpful reminder.