Fort Magic Giveaway

Aug 20, 2014

This is a sponsored post

A while ago we were contacted by the makers of the super creative construction kit for kids, Fort Magic. One look at their website and already I could see the huge potential for years of fun and learning so eagerly agreed to write a review and give away a set to one of our International readers. You can see what we had to say about Fort Magic here.

With our last giveaway being so popular, Fort Magic have generously offered another set for us to give away! So, have a little look at how we've been playing and learning with our Fort Magic set over the past 4 months and then enter the giveaway at the bottom to win your very own set!



Building a boat/following instructions

Your Fort Magic kit comes with a gorgeous colour manual that includes how-to instructions for a wide variety of designs. The designs range from simple structures to elaborate mansions and making these designs allows children to work on concentration, problem solving, spatial thinking, following directions, interpreting instructions, angles, length, colour, measurement, language, cooperation and more.


For us, the build is just as much fun as the after play

Often our more elaborate designs, like this boat, tend to stay up for quite some time. The children enjoy role play, imaginative adventures and just hanging out in their cubby houses. It's much more fun to watch tv, read with your uncle and have a nap inside a boat!

Free Building

The designs that you can create using Fort Magic are really spectacular. The range of lengths, curves and connectors that it comes with allow for an unlimited amount of creative designs. The manual that it comes with includes enough designs to really get your creative juices flowing and to show you some of the amazing possibilities. 

As my children are still relatively young (2 and 5), following the instructions on their own is still quite challenging and will be something that they get more into as they get older. When we want to attempt one of the designs in the book, we tend to work on it together as a family which provides us with a good excuse to spend some quality family time building together. As for the rest of the time, the children just love to build freely. This is actually my favourite thing about Fort Magic and I love to see them building and creating using their own imagination, problem solving, mathematical concepts and creativity, combined with important skill building such as fine and gross motor, hand-eye coordination and critical thinking.

"It's like a Church or perhaps I could use it for a Zoo!"

Even at 2 years old, he loves free building with Fort Magic. The repetitive nature of physically manipulating the materials, making choices and the concentration required are fabulous for his cognitive development.

Children learn many mathematical concepts through physically building and experimenting with 3-dimensional structures.

Fort Magic has been very well received when we've had play dates at our place. You get a lot of joy out of seeing young children concentrating, discussing, planning, cooperating and learning to work creatively together.

I love the physical nature of Fort Magic. It is a toy that encourages my children to move!

Most parents will tell you that there is nothing as wonderful as watching siblings playing nicely together. Fort Magic brings my kids together and forces them to cooperate if they have certain outcomes that want to achieve.

There is a lot of peer-learning that takes place as well, as my daughter discusses and instructs her younger brother. For my young son, building with Fort Magic is also a great time for us to work on his oral language development as we discuss together what he is enjoying doing and being a part of.



Whilst the majority of our play and learning uses a lot of low cost items like loose parts play or recycled materials, there are occasionally items that I do believe are worth investing the money into. Fort Magic is definitely one of those items. We love ours!

To read more about  the educational benefits of Fort Magic or to order your own set, see the website. You can also check out what other customers have had to say here.

Giveaway


Thanks to the generous people at Fort Magic, you have the chance to win your own complete set, valued at $199 USD, for your home, center or school! The competition is open to residents of US and Canada and includes shipping.  Enter easily via the rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!
Please note: If you are commenting on the blog using the "anonymous" profile, please also include your name so we can match it to your rafflecopter entry. If you are trying to leave a comment from a phone and are having difficulties, please try again from a desktop.

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Currently, Fort Magic is not available in Australia but it will be coming! Keep your eyes out for it's launch. Also, in exciting Fort Magic news, fabric covers will also soon be available for purchase separately!

Happy playing, 
Debs :)

{Disclosure: this is a paid post sponsored by Fort Magic. We previously received a Fort Magic kit to review. As always, opinions expressed in this post are my own and my children's.}



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91 comments:

  1. I have wanted this ever since I saw this on shark tank!

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  2. My kids would LOVE this!! Cheers, Anna xx

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  3. I am inspired by these ideas. The pieces look simple and repetitive enough for a young child to figure out. I would love to encourage my daughter to build more. She has a strong imagination and loves to pretend she is sailing on a boat, flying, or moving anywhere fast. Thanks for your post!

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  4. I love how the director of Fort Magic is a mom and she talks about how it offers education values to children like unlimited creativity and confidence.

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  5. I like how it is an education toy as well a something fun for the kids to play with. After all of their hard work putting it together they can see and play with the Fort Magic.

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  6. I learned that you can use your own sheets (I was wondering about that), or soon you can buy pre made covers.

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  7. My own children used to build forts out of furniture and sheets. This set would encourage my two little grandchildren to use their imaginations and play together. I still love to play and build with my grandchildren.

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  8. Magic fort has been on our wish list for a long time.

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  9. This would be awesome. I can see my kids creating and playing with this for hours. I would love to see the cuddled up with a good book...

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  10. I love that they have fort designs right on the website!

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  11. And I love how kids can use their imaginations to build or, if they need some directions, there are design plans that come with the kit!

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  12. My son would absolutely love this.

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  13. This looks like a LOT of fun!

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  14. I love how you can re-arrange the same kit so many ways...they have a castle on their website that looks super cool!

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  15. I visited their website and I love how one kit is so versatile. One could build many different designs with one kit!

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  16. I love that they have rounded pieces!

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  17. Love how many ways you can build! Can't wait to see the cool fabrics they'll sell too :)

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  18. My kids are obsessed with airplanes, I bet they'd love that kit. Thanks!

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  19. I learned how incredibly versatile they are! The possibilities are almost endless!

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  20. I love that there are curved pieces and fabric clips.

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  21. Curved pieces and bag to carry it are a plus!

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  22. This is great to encourage the imagination

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  23. We have 4 kids ages 5 and under. Magic Fort really would be like having magic in our house. Their imaginations could run wild!

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  24. This looks amazing! My kids would love it!

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  25. I love all the different ways you can build it

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  26. I like the Fort Magic Playhouse design. My boys would go crazy over this set! jj250@aol.com

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  27. I love the tutorials so that I can get a handle on how to do it before creating our own designs.

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  28. My little boy would love this!!

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  29. I like the fact that Fort Magic has a newsletter that has even more good ideas about how to enjoy this resource!

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  30. My son would love this! Who am I kidding? I would love this!

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  31. I loved learning about all the various awards this awesome product has won!!!!

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  32. I love that there are some design ideas on the website for those that need a little help to get started building. :-)

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  33. I love everything about Fort Magic!

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  34. I love that it inspires creativity and innovation!

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  35. I love the ideas they have for building! The pirate boat, for example, looks like so much fun!

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  36. My niece would love to build a castle and my nephew would love to build a rocket!

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  37. I love tha tthey have design ideas to help you get started!

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  38. I love the fact they come with "blueprints" but kids can also get creative with their own DIY design.

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  39. I love that kids can build so many different designs.

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  40. Love the pictures. We would love to win this as we homeschool and it has endless possibilities:)

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  41. We love how versatile the kits are! You can build so many things and learn so much!

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  42. Finally a creative outlet for kids that doesn't involve a computer or phone. It seems so simple but so many kids don't know how to create with their hands anymore because they've become so dependent on technology.

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  43. I love how versatile the set is. The possibilities are endless.

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  44. Fort Magic is a creative toy that I'm after for kids. Kids can use their imagination to build up varieties of things. So much fun. Even myself would love to play it too.

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  45. Love all the different forts you can make from one kit!

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  46. Love that you can free play or follow instrcutions

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  47. Magic fort is a wonderful open ended product. Look at those amazing creations the kids put together! So many possibilities. I like that the website has a good resource for things to build. Although my oldest would enjoy constructing his own. Somehow I bet my couch cushions will still be used. Kudos to the mom who invented this product. I love that!

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  48. Love the fact that this fort uses the creativity and imagination of the child!

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  49. Love the endless possibilities! :)

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  50. great how they provide patterns....

    Shannon Karski

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  51. Need one for my active and imaginative boys

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  52. I love how perfect this toy is in encouraging children to get creative. My kids would love it!

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  53. I would love to use this at home and in my classroom!

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  54. The forts that can be made with this kit are amazing! I especially love the boat and ship ideas as well as the castle. My kids could have so much fun with this!!

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  55. Love the fact that you can personalize your forts with any fabric since it is not included!

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  56. I like that they have fort designs shown on their website to spark your creativity.

    Nancy
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  57. YES! My 4 little boys would LOVE this!!!!

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  58. Love how it sparks our little ones' imaginations!!

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  59. I've had me eye on this for quite some time. My girl is a little young for it still to make the investment, but I'd love to win in the meantime. The imaginative play possibilities are endless.

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  60. They have won a Brain Child award!

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  61. This looks like the coolest toy every! A great use for all of the blankets and old sheets in the cupboard. I would love to see/make some themed sheet coverings too! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  62. I LOVE that the possibilities are endless111

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  63. I love that this would get my kids cooperating and playing together.

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  64. I like all the awesome idea for what to build!

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  65. I like that there is a manufacturing warranty on all parts

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  66. Thanks for the great giveaway! Fort Magic is on our very short list of homeschool supplies for the upcoming school year. We would be thrilled to win!

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  67. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! This looks like a great kit. I was so impressed by the number of building ideas. How fun!

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  68. I love that there is no end to the creativity this encourages with kids! My sons would love this! Michelle Karr

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  69. i love that fabric covers are coming soon

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  70. My kids would love one of these sets!!!

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  71. I've wanted one of these for so long, but just don't have the money to spend!

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  72. We really want this! Fingers and toes crossed :)
    Heather Martin

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  73. I like that there are videos for challenge put together people like me.

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  74. I love the creativity this allows! My daughter just turned 3 so will soon be the perfect age for it. Until then, we can help her. :)

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  75. I love that this creates imaginative play!

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  76. I love that this encourages kids to play using imagination.

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