Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Works for me Wednesday - Cheap Thrills for Kids

I don't know about you, but during these cold winter months, my kids aren't going outside. They are staying inside and saying they are bored. One thing that I do (not very often so it is a novelty) is build an indoor fort. My kids play in it for hours!

Here is how we do it:

  1. We take 4 kitchen chairs and put two on each side of our living room rug facing away from each other (see picture above).
  2. A twin sheet fits perfectly around the chair seats.
  3. The flat sheet goes over the top the opposite way (it isn't in its lowered position for this picture).
  4. We usually put a pillow and blanket in there and my son likes to look at books, bring his toys/cars and play, or take a nap.
  5. Voila! Happy, entertained kids!
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Cheryl said...

I did this as a kid. Actually we made a few "buildings" like this and pretended some of there were stores (banks, bakery, restaurants)and some were our houses. Wow you are bringing back memories.

*j-u-l-e-s* said...

fitted sheets! Brilliant!!!

Nikki said...

I echo that sentiment- BRILLIANT! I love that you used fitted sheets. And seeing as how I just mopped the kitchen floor and our four chairs (that strangely resemble yours) are still in the living room- I think we'll do that now! :)

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