Need a creative gift idea? Try Fort Magic kits! Kids will enjoy making castles, forts, and even submarines with this open ended, creative gift.
You all know how much we love (love, love, love) the Fort Magic fort building kits, right? I’ve certainly raved enough about them here on The Artful Parent.
In this post, I’m going to share WHY to gift Fort Magic kits (basically all the reasons we love them), HOW to gift Fort Magic kits (3 fun ideas!), WHERE to buy Fort Magic kits (easy peasy; you have two options), and finally give you a chance to WIN a Fort Magic kit.
A big thank you to Fort Magic for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
Why to Gift Fort Magic Kits
The Fort Magic kits allow kids and families to build big
…(and I mean BIG) forts, playhouses, castles, and more. We’re talking the size that adults can stand up in; not the size that kids need to crawl in.
The Fort Magic kits are sturdy and well made.
We’ve used ours inside and out for a few years and had forts last through a good month’s worth of use and play before taking it down. (And it would have lasted longer. We just decided we were ready for something new.)
The Fort Magic kits are open-ended.
This is why I truly fell in love with them. Because it is basically a big set of tubes and connectors that can be assembled in an unlimited number of ways, the kit can be an extension of and accessory to a child’s imagination, pretend play, construction knowledge, and learning experience.
Kids can build a huge castle one time, a group of little houses another, a submarine, an igloo, an obstacle course, musical instruments, whatever.
They can build any of the buildings or vehicles in the idea booklet included or they can come up with their own creations.
How to Gift a Fort Magic Kit
Fun Idea #1: The Magical Reveal
Choose something fun from the idea booklet and set it up on Christmas Eve after the kids have gone to sleep. Waking up to a castle or submarine in the living room will be so magical! My friends Jennifer and Chris did this a couple of years ago for their daughter and even covered the castle with fabrics and twinkling lights.
Fun Idea #2: The Scavenger Hunt
Create a scavenger hunt with clues that the kids need to follow with the Fort Magic kit being the treasure they find at the end. The first clue can be wrapped in a small box under the Christmas tree.
Fun Idea #3: The Gift Stack
Create a stack of wrapped gifts with the Fort Magic kit at the bottom, a box of sheer fabrics* or play scarves in the middle, and a boxed set of Christmas lights at the top.
*We have bought fabric from the fabric store, used sheets or semi-sheer curtains (sometimes thrifted), and used a variety of play and dress up scarves.
Where to Buy Your Fort Magic Kit
You can buy a Fort Magic kit for your family on the Fort Magic store (current sale + extra accessories!) or on Amazon.
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Thank you again to Fort Magic for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.