When you and the kids are stuck inside on a cold winter’s day you need to find creative ways to make playtime extra fun to keep everyone interested and entertained. Snow forts are super fun, but when it’s far too cold to play outside for a long period of time, why not bring the fort inside?
You and the kids can easily make a fun and cozy fort and climb inside to while away the whole afternoon, eating snacks and reading books. Get a couple cheap tension rods used for curtains or shower curtains. The idea is to turn a closet or a hallway into the fort. If you have a closet that’s large enough that may work better and you can leave it up longer. Stretch one tension rod across the opening of the closet or from wall to wall in the closet. Then stretch the other rod toward the back of the closet or four or five feet back from the first rod in the hallway. Then lay an old sheet or lightweight blanket over the two rods, creating the fort. If you use an old sheet you can even decorate it with markers to make windows or decorations and can cut a vertical slit in the front of the sheet as a door.