I have four boys. Boys enjoy building tents, forts, and tunnels. Usually around my dining room. Fort Magic is like an answer to my prayers! No more clothes pins and sheets that slip and make my kids whine while I try to tack up a quilt to the wall. On rainy days, or the way-too-hot Texas summer afternoons when my boys would want to build a tent, I would dread it. I could never build a structure that would stay put or be large enough for all my boys to play in. So, when Fort Magic asked me to review their product, I was really excited!
What is Fort Magic?
Fort Magic is an innovative fort building and construction toy that enables children to build 3D, kid-created, “life-size” worlds for inventive play! Imagine the hours of excitement at playtime, play-dates, sleepovers and family-time as children build “forts” shaped like pirate ships, castles, playhouses, submarines, airplanes, teepees, tunnels, and so much more…all from just ONE Fort Magic kit! Fantasy becomes reality with Fort Magic through the power of a child’s own creative hands! Easy to build, easy to clean up! Fort Magic ignites children’s imaginations for hours of creative play!
Fort Magic is different from other building & construction toys available for children because of its unlimited building potential to invent “life-size” creative designs. Children and families LOVE Fort Magic! Repeated “five star” customer feedback on Amazon shows children are playing with and enjoying Fort Magic daily, for months, even for over a year, without getting bored!
That’s a toy that inspires and entertains! Bye, bye addictions to electronics…hello quality playtime kids and families love!
I was immediately impressed with this product (so were many other families, see more reviews here). The pieces are sturdy and even though my boys haven’t been gentle at all, I’ve seen no wear and tear of the parts. The directions were challenging for my 7 year old, but with a little help from my husband and I, he was quickly able to follow the pictures and make his own designs. My five year old loves to build things and had an easy time using his imagination to create a tent around his bed.
It also didn’t take very long to build the items. The large castle only took about 20 minutes from start to finish. I am thankful for that since my kids are still small and get frustrated with projects that take a long time when they are eager to play.
When I first opened the box, I was a bit overwhelmed with the all the pieces (nearly 400 of them!). However, Fort Magic has thought of it all. They included a large very sturdy thick woven canvas bag to store everything in. It’s made clean up quick and easy.
My mind has been going wild with ideas on how to incorporate Fort Magic in our homeschool activities. Here are a few of my ideas:
- Use forts to teach nursery rhymes and poems to preschool students. (Create the boat and paddle fort to teach Row Row Row Your Boat, etc.)
- Make a replica of Noah’s Ark or Jesus’ tomb. You could cover the fort in brown paper bags to create a rock look and roll away the stone as an activity for Easter.
- Set up a ‘Rocket’ reading area in your home while studying space so kids could read their space books there.
- What about a Teepee for Native American Cultures studies? Check out this video:
The possibilities are endless! This is more than just a playtime toy. For a homeschooling mom, it can extend the learning and engage your children year round!
Interested in what people are saying? Check out For Magic’s PERFECT Amazon reviews.
Why Fort Magic for Homeschoolers?
The stimulation, imagination, coordination, and EDUCATION your homeschooler will receive from Fort Magic CANNOT be taught via a worksheet. It’s a challenging activity for kids of all ages. My 3 year old built a few simple horns while my 7 year old was anxious to create his own fort with secret tunnels. Using the instruction manual to create the sample forts is hands-on and REAL LIFE. One day my boys will be building tricycles on Christmas Eve and because of their experiences with toys like Fort Magic, they will be able to hit the hay by midnight :) Check out Fort Magic’s Education and Learning page for more information.
The fabric covers that you see on the instruction manual and on some of the pictures on Fort Magic’s website are not available for sale *yet*. However, Fort Magic has put together an awesome page on their site called World of Fort Magic. Check it out for lots of tips, tricks, and ideas for using sheets, towels, blankets, or customizing fabrics to make your forts fabulous!
Make sure to check out the Safety Tips page as well. The product warranty and how to keep your kids safe and your Fort Magic in tip top shape are included on this page.
Where can I buy Fort Magic? Just click here.
If you’re anxious to start building forts with your kiddos, you can buy Fort Magic here. However, HOW ABOUT GETTING ONE FOR FREE?! Just enter below. A winner will be Chosen March 16th and announced here on the blog. Good Luck!