Family Fort Challenge

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In this activity, learners will explore engineering concepts to construct a blanket fort using materials sourced from home. Activity includes material suggestions, challenge ideas and extensions while inspiring creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. This activity requires adult supervision and encourages all family members to participate.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • blankets and sheets
  • pillows of various sizes
  • a light source
  • cardboard boxes
  • chairs
  • string
  • any other elements you wish your fort to have


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering

Informal Categories

  • Model Building


Access Rights:

  • Free access