My son has been wanting a fort for some time- like 5+ years. His dad is always so busy with side jobs, his regular job, things in our life and hasn't had the time to help him, despite his good intentions. My son took things into his own hands. He asked his dad if he could borrow some items that were laying around and he has built this small area that is "His".
I was so impressed that I used this as part of his clues for his Easter Scavenger Hunt this year. I also allowed for a purchase of a small hand axe as part of his Easter gift for this hunt. He was super happy. He even has Christmas lights and wants to plant some trees near it so that he has his own little outside home..