Hideouts and Strongholds
A fortress is any safe place that protects you from outsiders and disturbances. Chances are, you’ve created forts in your home from sheets or furniture. Perhaps you made one in the yard from sticks or snow. People have been building forts for thousands of years in every place you can imagine, from icy mountaintops to rocky islands. Today, you’ll visit some of the coolest forts on earth to learn their secrets and you’ll discover new ways to build better forts of your own. Let’s adventure!
what you’ll need
Besides the device you're viewing this on, something to write with, and something to write on, you will need...
- Various materials for fort-making
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What Are the Most Impressive Fortresses of All Time?
Can You Break into Superman’s Fortress?
One of the most famous forts in comic books is the Fortress of Solitude. No one else can get in because Superman created an impossibly heavy key that only he is strong enough to lift. But with enough knowledge of science, would it be possible to find a way?
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A Fort in the Trees
Castles vs Caves
Make Your Own Box Fort
Do you have some cardboard boxes sitting around your house? In no time, you can turn them into a super fun fort. For ideas, look to this family that collected over 200 boxes for their fort!
Build a Stick Fort
Embrace Your Softer Side with a Blanket Fort
Draw a Blueprint for Your Dream Fort
Where will your fort be located? What will it be made of? How high will the walls be? How many entrances will it have? How will you keep a lookout? What valuable things will your fort protect? What secret features can you add that no one will expect? Grab some paper and drawing utensils and use your creativity and drawing skills to conjure up the most magnificent, invincible fort of all-time!
Hit Start on a Fortnite Dance Workout
Forts. Fortnite. Kinda the same, right? Well, close enough. Take a break from fort-building and get pumped with this Fortnite dance workout!