Our oldest grandson is coming to visit this weekend.This weekend it is suppose to rain. How are we suppose to entertain a 6 year old in the rain? All he really wants to do is go outside and explore. We live on some acreage, so it is perfect for him. I have been giving this some thought and have decided to be ready this time. He loves forts, so I am gathering blankets and other cool stuff so we can build a fort. Our home is really tiny, so there isn’t a lot of room to do this.I have been watching their videos that I posted below and have learned that you usually build them with sheets. Well, that is good for me, because I have more sheets than blankets. I wish I had thought about this last week, I could have bought one of the pre-made forts below. But then, if I buy one now, will he like it next year? They grow up so fast and their likes changes even more often. I hate to waste money if he will only play with it one time.
Playhut Indoor Playhouses
I am immediately drawn to these because I think they look they would be great fun. But will he?
Medieval Castle PlayzonePlayhut Castle Adventure HutPlayhut Thomas The Tank Play Vehicle with CaboosePlayhut Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Bucky Play StructureUltimate Playland Play TentPlayhut Jake and The Neverland Pirates – Playville
Check out the videos I have been watching Let me know what you think.
Watch this brave grandmother help her grand sons build a fort in her living room. It really doesn’t take much to make them happy. Sounds like she let them plan it out and actually do all the work themselves with just a little help. That is how Axel will be too. He is a big boy now, he needs no help.
These kids are a little older than Axel, but they had an awesome time building a 2 story fort. It doesn’t look great on the outside, but the inside was great!. I don’t think I have enough room for this, but maybe someday. I better not show this one to Axel.
These young girls did a good job of using what they had. I think they may have raided the garage and dads tool bench. Great job girls! My grandson would love this, if only I had this much room.
This dad helped his boys figure out what was important and what not to do; like climb on the roof. I think I can do a couch fort, we have enough room for this. I might let Axel watch this video with me to get some ideas.
Here are the two products the dad talked about to build forts with. Amazon did not have the tarp he introduced us to. I am going to keep looking for that. This would work well in our home. Axel could build it and then I could help him cover it with a sheet. The crazy fort pieces fit together so you can drape a sheet over it and the lights are made to on the crazy fort for the kids have some light, but it still feels like a tent or a cave inside. I just love this idea. I may get some for Axels next visit.
There are other options for people with small apartments and with very little room. Pre-made forts may be the answer. These forts look like they would be a lot easier to put up, but maybe that is half the fun. My worry is that Axel will out grow them quickly. What do you think?
Maybe a kids tent is a much better idea. I don’t think he will outgrow this too soon. These cool tents seem to a little less expensive to. That is always good for Grandma B.
Axel does not have his own bed here, he sleeps on the couch. But if he did, I think I would get him one of these bed forts. We have 4 grandsons and they would all like one of these on their beds. They fit on a twin size bed and they have lights already built in for them. They sound like they would be easy to care for, it says to just wipe them down.
Dream of far away lands with these great tents. What little girl or boy wouldn’t find hours of play with these. They can be used inside or out, but don’t leave it out too long.
So that is what we will be doing this weekend. What about you? Are you doing anything as fun as building kids forts indoors?