Summer Challenge: Fort Building

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This summer, we're challenging you to use your imagination and create! Your entry could be featured on social media and the homepage of We'll select one winner for each challenge, who will win a $25 gift card to Poor Richard's Books & Gifts. Show off what you've made and be inspired by the creativity of others.


Challenge #3: Fort Building

OK, engineers: it's time to build a fort. Whether building outside with sticks or inside with couch cushions, you are tasked with creating your very own home away from home. It must be made out of what you already have at home and you have to be able to fit comfortably inside. Don't be afraid to personalize it! Post a photo on Facebook between Thu., July 2nd - Wed., July 15th. Entries must include #ppldsummerchallenge and tag @ppldkids or @ppldteens to be eligible to win. Or email your photo to and we will post it to social media for you. Please note that all entries will be added to social media and some may be featured on our webpage.


Need some inspiration? Check out a wilderness survival guide with information on crafting a lean-to or peruse an illustrated guide to architecture. Find some fun indoor fort ideas from Red Tricycle.