Pssst... I have a secret... this is actually just a regular fort but - to my kids who were stuck indoors last week with colds - this was a "badadabaaaa" Fairy Tale Fort!!! Have you got kids stuck indoors too? No problemo! Here's how you're going to set up your fairy tale fort:
Step 1: Make a fort and let the kids play in it. Yep. That simple.
Step 2: Read a fairy tale together in the fort. Have your little ones gather related books and toys and bring them into the fort. In this case, we were reading The Three Bears and we brought in a book on polar bears as well and three of our stuffed bears.
Step 3: Let imaginary play run rampant. If they want to act out the fairy tale in the fort grand but if the fort suddenly becomes a cave for hibernating bears... go with it...
Step 4: Keep the fort up over night. Why? Because you know as soon as you put the whole thing away they're gonna want it set up again tomorrow. However (and here's the sneaky bit), hide a new fairy tale inside the fort for the kids to find the next day.
Step 5: Do it all again tomorrow!
Here are a few book suggestions for your very own Fairy Tale Fort! Happy ROAMing!