Fort Building Challenge - Sensory Fort

This February we're taking part in Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. For our part of the challenge we were tasked with making a sensory fort for play. Regular visitors here will know how much we love our sensory play so my biggest problem was deciding what sort of sensory experience to create for my three children to play. 


Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.


Last Christmas we purchased a Fort Magic Kit. We LOVE it and have used to it for many forts or cubby houses both inside and out since. I decided to use it again to build our sensory fort. I've love what The Artful Parent did with their Fort Magic kit when they created a outdoor playhouse but knowing how much mine also love their rainbow blocks I mixed the two ideas together to come up with our sensory playhouse. I also wanted to create an invitation for my children to explore the colour and textures of the fort so after adding a mix of cellophane, foil, bubble wrap and white plastic sheeting, out came some paint as well.


Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.


Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.

Then out came the kids! They started looking by simply looking through the different coloured panels and watching the colourful shadows the panels were throwing on the ground. It didn't take long for them to begin painting on the panels, starting on the white squares.

Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.

Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.

They then moved onto painting the foil which was making such a lovely sound in the breeze whilst my youngest started finger painting the bubble wrap. Such a rich sensory way to explore paint!

Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.

Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.

Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.

You might also like our Sensory Play board over on Pinterest:
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16 comments

  1. Oh wow!! That is fabulous! I love the way the light throws through the coloured cellophane!! And such a fun way to paint... :)

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    1. The kids were very taken with the coloured light too Bekka. It did look beautiful!

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  2. wow that looks amazing!!!

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  3. wow
    im speechless, just WOW!!
    that's amazing

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  4. LOVELY VIEW and Beautiful FORT!!! Awesomeness!

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    1. Thanks growinghearts123 :) We are a bit spoilt living right on the edge of the River Murray - lovely place to grow up

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  5. This is so so fantastic in every way!!! Bravo!

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  6. That is crazy awesome. Love it.

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  7. WOW! What an amazing fort! The light from the coloured cellophane is just so beautiful!

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    1. It was beautiful especially with the sun disappearing behind the clouds then popping back out. The foil made such a lovely sound too in the breeze :)

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  8. Ohhh wow this is amazing!

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