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Friday, December 9, 2011

Story Time Fort Kits

 My grandsons have been hard at work making homemade gifts, they have lots of friends and wanted to make something special for them. Their mother, knowing how much they love playing "pretend", decided they would put together a "Storybook Fort" for their friends.
My daughter involved all her children in putting together the "Story Time Fort" Kits. First was to find a twin size sheet that would serve as the "tent".  Our grandchildren have an extensive library and wanted to share some of their books. They chose several books for each kit, depending on the age of the recipient and tied them up with raffia.
                                                                                  They also made a sock puppet that corresponded to the books chosen to gift to their friends. Their mom helped with the eyes and hair. 
Mom then made a pouch and included clips to hold up the tent, glow bracelets, and a book light. The books went in the pouch as well.
They are learning about poetry in homeschooling classes; so it was their task to come up with a poem for the "Story Time Fort" and WooHoo!.....A "Story Time Fort Kit" was created. 
My guess is this might be THE hit under the Christmas Tree for those kids, better than playing with the boxes; which is what our kids did while their toys just gathered tinsel under the tree.


  1. What a cute and fun idea. So clever. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-6.html

  2. What a great idea! I may steal that for my grands (age 4 and 2).

  3. sooooo cute! I'm a big children's book lover and this is the coolest idea I've seen all day. I'd love to do this for my nieces and nephews! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd be tickled pink if you'd link this up! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/12/t-time-48-and-link-party.html

  4. Love this! I am anxious to do this for my grandchildren!

  5. This is a terrific idea! I love to see children involved in gift giving. They learn such valuable lessons in sharing.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll join the fun each week! ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage