Let’s Talk…Fort City
Mother Nature has been hitting the entire country with her arctic blasts lately. What is a child care provider to do with a program or classroom full of young children cooped up indoors? One of the best things you can do is shake things up a bit and build an indoor tent! Working as a team to create your fort builds child development in all areas – physical, intellectual, language and social. Children will take pride in their accomplishment and enjoy crawling into their tent. Reading books, coloring and board games take on a whole new meaning of fun inside of a tent! Keeping a side open for easy viewing and providing them with activity ideas will help keep problems to a minimum.
So, bring on the blankets and pillows, we’ve got a fort to build! You can find other cold weather inside activities on Child Care Resource & Referral of Southeast Iowa’s Pinterest board. I love the potato head pieces in a tub of snow idea! What are some of your favorite indoor cold weather activities? Share with us at