How to Make An Easy Kids Fort

A homemade kids fort is simple to make and the materials can be easily found around the house. This classic children's activity is ideal for a rainy day or anytime they want some pretend play. Playing is essential to the cognitive and emotional development of children. Making an easy kids fort uses their observation and building skills with whatever materials they have at hand. Lend your kids a hand and help them play while enhancing their development.

Things You'll Need

  • Dining room chairs
  • Sofa
  • Pillows
  • 2 bed sheets
  • 6 clothespins


    • 1

      Move two or three dining room chairs next to the back of the sofa in the living room, approximately four feet away. You may need to move some furniture around.

    • 2

      Place the chairs side by side so they all the chair backs are facing the back of the sofa. You want to try to create a sort of hallway between the back of the sofa and the chairs.

    • 3

      Place pillows on the floor between the sofa and the dining room chairs. You can use a rug or other soft material for the flooring of the fort.

    • 4

      Throw sheets over the dining room chairs and the sofa to create the fort. This should make a tunnel-like fort between the furniture.

    • 5

      Place support dining room chairs inside the tunnel if it is too saggy. Or push the chairs closer to the sofa so the sheets have more support. Use clothespins to secure the sheets to the furniture on the outside of the fort.

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