Merry Christmas from the Homeschool Crew and Toydle!

The Homeschool Crew is teaming up with Toydle to bring you a very special

Be sure to check  back in January, when we’ll be featuring more information about Toydle, along with Crew reviews.
We don’t want to give away all the details, but it is important to note a few fun facts about Toydle:
*Toydle makes forts for kids!
*Toydle is all about fun and quality!
*Toydle makes serious toys that will last a lifetime!
*Toydle forts are manufactured in the USA!
*Toydle forts come with a money-back guarantee!

And the most important thing . . .
Toydle has offered to give away
to 3 of our readers!
(these forts are valued at $240 each!) 

Any  child would love to receive one of these great forts under the Christmas tree.
To enter to win one, follow the instructions below . . .

NOTE: This contest is open to residents of the United States ONLY.  TOS Staff and TOS Crew Members (and their families) are not eligible to enter this contest.

289 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from the Homeschool Crew and Toydle!

  1. I have two high energy kids…what more needs said? :D Seriously, talk about the joy something like this would bring! Lot’s of imaginative play and I’m sure somehow the bushes that are the ‘fort’ now, would be incorporated. Thanks!

  2. I am so tired of cheaply made, expensive toys that don’t stimulate my children’s imaginations. These forts look amazing. I think my kids would spend hours playing and expiramenting if they had one. Thanks for the chance!!!

  3. I have three children, ages 9, 7 and 2. The two older children have autism. They love to build things! My oldest is building a wooden fort in the back yard on his own. They also love to camp, but it’s too cold to put up a tent right now. We have a large room we use for the classroom that would be perfect for a fort. It would give them a place to go when they need some alone time to prevent meltdowns and give them their own special place to play on their good days.

  4. Would give this to my daughter. She has been wanting to make a special place all of her own and has mentioned several times that she’d like it to have more than one room so she could grow starter plants and seeds in one part. A little greenhouse with plenty of room to work and play. Fabulous idea!

  5. Homeschooling family of 7 so we would get a LOT of use with cool toy. Also we’re studying housebuilding this year so his would be perfect!!!!
    My kids would flip if we won this!!!

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  7. This s amazing whoever would have thought of such a thing has to still be a kid at heart. We live in the country and my daughters always wanted a fort but I wont allow it because we have rattlesnakes in the area so this would be perfect she could set it up anywhere in the house or yard.

  8. I would give this to our children ages 7,5 and 3. They would love this! We build forts, houses, etc. out of, sticks, chairs, sheets and sleeping bags. How awesome it would be to have something like this! My little adventurers would play endlessly!!! (We would HAVE to take it to my mom’s house. She LOVES to make forts in her living room with the kids and make up stories, too!!)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  10. These look amazing. We are trying to fix up our basement as a play place for our kids and guests to come and have fun. This would add to the fun!

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  12. I would LOVE to have this fort at our house for my little one, Avery, who is preparing to turn two. There is a 16 year gap between him and our next oldest. This means we are also in the realm of grandchildren and are waiting for number NINE in January. What an awesome thing this would be to incorporate in our journey of creating new traditions and memories with our ever growing family!

  13. This would be a perfect gift for my son! His imagination takes him everywhere and we could use and reuse this fort for history study reenactments. Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  14. My kids would have a blast playing in this! They love playing together – ages 1 1/2 up to 10 years old! A great house to build and play all kinds of games in and continue their great teamwork play!

  15. This fort would be a perfect little play sactuary for my two children. I love how it’s nice an big so they can each have their own little space in there. I love how it stores compactly and would slide right under a bed. My furniture is praying that you’ll pick me!!!

  16. My son was just telling me he would like to build his own fort, but giving him the supplies to build a wood fort isn’t an option at his age. What a great idea pvc is!

  17. If we won this, my boys (especially the biggest one-my hubby!) would use it to build endless forts in our game room. Right now they build forts with blankets and chairs, but our 22 month old always pulls them down. My older son and hubby would love a fort that the baby could join them in!

  18. I have three boys ages 12,9 and 12 months. My living room is constantly covered in forts made from blankets. My boys would love this!!!!!

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  20. I would use this with the neighborhood children. They (and our 4 boys) use our front yard to play football.I would give them the experience of building a fort. There’s another section of our yard that has a large tree. I would give my daughter and her friends the opportunity to build the fort, then set up for snacks or crafts.

  21. I would give this to my kiddos they would so love this they are great imaginers and I can’t even begin to think of all of the great things this fort would become to them!

  22. The fort would be so much fun and a bonding activity for my child and his cousins, who would ALL loving playing in it. An excuse for extra playdates!

  23. These look awesome! & I love that they’re American made. I have 10 nieces and nephews that would love to place with this with each other when they come over. Until my baby girl is old enough to join them as well. :) They all love making forts out of anything they can…couch cushions, boxes, bedsheets…thanks for the opportunity!

  24. I would give this to my children who love to build forts out blankets, chairs, and anything else they can find in the living room. ;)

  25. We have some family friends that are out of work right now, if I win this contest I’ll give the fort to them so they can give it to their kids. I know my 3 boys would love it but we have so much, this family could really use a fun gift for their daughter and son. :)

  26. My 3 little boys would LOVE this! They are always trying to build forts out of pillows, cardboard boxes, tables, and blankets. Sadly, they are usually not very successful majority of the time. They would go crazy for one of these kits. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  27. My two girls would have a blast playing with this. I’m sure the neighbor kids would like to get in on the fun as well.

  28. My daughter has been wanting a personal fort for years. We just haven’t found the right one, short of making it. These are amazing. I hope we can win once, since they’re not in our budget this year. Thanks for sharing.

  29. This looks so neat! We’d use it to build a castle fort, or a “leave me alone” space, or a spaceship, or a spy hangout, or who knows what else for our kids. And if I’m really nice, they might let me inside it sometime too!

  30. Oh my goodness!! I have dreamed about such a product and here it is. Oh, please let me win, please let me win, please let me win. :) Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!

  31. I have six kids who ALL LOVE to build forts. Last week they were outside building a “shelter” out of leftover fence posts, twigs, grass and leaves. It would be wonderful to have a fort that they could really build and use! What an AMAZING product!

  32. This fort is exactly what I’ve been looking for for my 7 year old son. He is full of imaginary ideas and he is always drawing out forts (with tunnels, walls, rooms,etc.) that he wants to build in the back yard. My husband lost his job in May due to a chainsaw accident and this fort would definalty be a huge blessing! :)

  33. What a great place to sit with my daughter who has down syndrome and work on some of her “therapies”. Of course all of my youngest five would love this fort.

  34. I would give it to my two little girls, 3 & 2 years old. They currently tear our couch apart to use the cushions, couch frame, and the coffee table to build forts. Having this fort would make their day! Thanks to Lori Watson @ for telling me about us!

  35. My children would love this fort. They are always making tents in their rooms out of sheets so they can camp out! Thank you for the oppurtunity for the give away. I have five children and they would all enjoy a fort like this.

  36. I would actually keep this but would build a platform of some sort and erect it on that, then fix it up so my beloved grandchildren would have a cool and safe place to play when they visit us. I envision a play kitchen or a pirate ship or a puppet show….so many possibilities! Having the fort would give them something to do while being safe and they would enjoy coming here so much more…and I would love that part…:)

  37. This is a great giveaway. My daughter would love being able to have her own fort. My nephew is 3 and he would also enjoy playing with it. It would be great to win one! Thanks for this excellent opportunity.

  38. I would give the fort to my parents (in their 80’s) so they could have a fun place for my great nieces and nephews to come play in/with (watch their great grandchildren), then will it to one that visits most.

  39. I would give this to my son. He is constantly building forts for himself out of cardboard. It would be really nice for hime to have a fort that would last more than a few weeks.

  40. My nearly-6 year old son is an avid fort maker, he would LOVE this. And his little brother would enjoy it as well! They would have such a blast in this… whether in the living room or out in the backyard, so neat!!!

  41. I would give this to my children. They are constantly using and moving pieces of furniture to drape blankets over. I bought a playhouse for them to make it easier but they never played with it, because as my daughter said, “It took the fun out of creating the playhouse.” They would really enjoying imagining and creating a new one each time. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  42. Wow! PERFECT gift for my son! He’s 11, and loves to build large-scale. His toddler sister gets into everything, so he’d love a spot of his own (and he’s got a big heart, so I know he’d let her in, too).

  43. I would be thrilled to see the excitement on my little boy’s face when he open this on Christmas morning. Awesome giveaway!

  44. My nine-year-old son, his siblings, and friends would have a great time with this fort! I can already see it indoors as a fort, or even outdoors with camouflage material draped over it. Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  45. Fun idea! We are blanket fort junkies, but with all of our girls (ages 9,6,2,and 1) There never seems to be enough room in a safely built tent. the great thing about this is it leaves room for imagination with out chance of knocking over a precarious piece of furniture. It can be a pirate ship, a castle, a huge doll house/mall, etc. Even more fun, you can have it in doors, out doors and take it along on camp-outs and trips to Grandma’s house. How fun!

  46. We have three little ones (5,3,&1) who really enjoy playing fort and “castle”, and having puppet shows, and this would be awesome! Also, I think it would make a great reading nook! What a cool toy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. I would give this to my 3 kids, and we would use this as a little house on the prairie home while we use the prairie primer. They could have their very own prairie house.

  48. I have 7 children who would love something like this! I love durable toys that will last for all of them and then be able to hand them to the grandchildren yet.

  49. My 2 boys would go wild over this!! They would get hours of fun play out this and maybe even a little schoolwork done! :-) (One can only hope! haha!)

  50. I would have to give this to my kids since they love forts and make them with everything around the house. We may even have to have a nice story time in one.

  51. How cool is that fort? I can’t tell you how many blanket forts we have made around here, but this is really cool. My boys would love this, and when they are at school the girls can take over. I might even hide in there with a good book :)

  52. I would love to win a BIG TOYDLE FORT for my almost 4yr old son. I’m sure he would spend many happy hours playing “make believe” in his fort, or maybe even use it as a wonderful quiet space for his books and stuffed animals as he learns to read.

  53. I have a 6 yr old son, 6 yr old grandson, 5 yr old granddaughter and a 4 year old niece. They would have THE BEST time playing with this when they all get together. We would love to win!!
    God bless…

  54. We once had a toy somewhat like this, but the Toydle fort looks so sturdy with the pvc and wood! My two youngest boys would love to build forts with this. (And I shouldn’t tell you this, but I think the two older ones would too! heehee!)

  55. The Toydle fort looks AWESOME!!! I would love to give one of these to my 3 little girls!! They would have so much fun w/ it, building, playing house & I’m sure their creative minds would come up w/ a million other things too!

  56. This looks like so much fun! I have 5 boys and 1 girl 11 and younger. They have so much fun making forts and Toydle would allow them to have more fun making a fort they could all fit into! Toys like this are wonderful since they get to use their imagination and creativity! What a blessing this would be to our family!

  57. Very cool. My youngest 2 children would have a blast and I am sure it would make its way to their best friend’s house, and eventually to our VBS. Great place to have quiet reading away from your brother too.

  58. I would love to gift this to me 3 kiddos!! We build forts all the time under the table in the dining room and across the living room to the couch!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  59. My son has been making a fort out of chairs and blankets lately and loving it – so i know he’d get a kick out of this and i’d love to get it for him for christmas :) :)

  60. I would give this to my imaginative little 4 year old girl and her 18 month old little brother. They play so well together and I can only imagine what fun scenarios they would find themselves in with a cool fort like this! They would love it! There is another baby on the way too, so this would get a lot of use in our household for years to come! : )

  61. I am a mother of four! My children are constantly making forts around the house. I would love to work with my kids to make covers with different themes to go on the Toydle!

  62. I would give this fort to my two boys ages 7 and 9. They do a pretty good job making a fort out of their blankets and my chairs and stools and such, but this Fort Looks AMAZING!!!!! Oh my goodness how much fun they would have with this! They would be so excited to receive such a fun gift and I know it would be their favorite thing this Christmas! Thank you for the opportunity.

  63. This looks like a great product! My husband is in the Air Force and when he was deployed I started a Friday night tradition with the kids. They camped out in the living room to watch cartoons late into the night and fell asleep there. They are always wanting to build forts to sleep in and I am no good at it. That is their Daddy’s specialty. This would be great!

  64. We are currently studying Early American History. I would love to have this for my 3 children. We could make era “appropriate’ covers and stage a battle. :-)

  65. Although my 2 sons are a little older (14, my aspie, and 11)They would absolutely love this!! Their daddy is in the military working with artillary, bombs and such and they are all about their guns and forts! They also have a love for history. They act out a lot of battles, etc… What a treasure! When they grow out of it, I know plenty of others who we could hand this down to. We are surrounded by lots of military folks with lots of kiddos!!

  66. We had plans to build a fort for our 8 year old son this fall, but his Dad ended up having surgery last week, postponing our plans until January. What an awesome Christmas present for my son who has so patientlly waited!

  67. My 5 year old would have a blast with this he loves to build indoor forts all winter long. Now I am going to go like Toydle on Facebook:)

  68. I have 4 kids, we NEED this:-) The kids LOVE to build forts, at home, in the mountains, at friends houses . . . it is such great, imaginative play!!!

  69. I run a small Christian private school from my home for PK-12th grades. I would love to win this to use with my students. This is something I think that all of them would enjoy playing with together. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  70. All of my children would love this! It would be especially wonderful for the little ones to play in while I help the older kids with their school work.

  71. I would give this great gift to one of my best friend’s little boy. He’s an amazing little boy, that really wants this for Christmas.

  72. My 4 kiddos would love this! They are constantly making forts out of blankets. It would be a great opportunity to get them all working together, even my 9 year old aspie.

  73. I have 5 boys of my own that would LOVE one of these…but my neighbor is out of work and having a hard time just paying the utilities this year so I’d give it to him for his son (my 2nd boys best friend) because every child deserves Christmas presents!

  74. This would be such a great gift for my two year old. I’ve been lost on what to get him. He’d love this. So would his 8 yo sister.

  75. I would love to win this fort for my two kids, one of whom is on the autism spectrum and can’t handle the stimulation of camping outdoors, so this would be a wonderful chance for him to experience it in a safe way. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  77. I think I’d give it to my sister for her 2 kids to play in. My own kids would love it, but I’m not sure we’d have room.

  78. This would be such a great “safe place” and fun place for our son. He often is under tables and in closets. Thanks for doing this!

  79. I would love to give this to my daughter for Christmas ;0) Kids always love forts, making forts, playing in them. What fun!

  80. My son would love this! He’s always dragging blankets around “building” his forts around and over furniture! This would be a great improvement.

  81. Oh what could 5 sons do with a fort! I sure would like to be able to give this to them. Especially w/ dh being restructured out of his long term job.

  82. Totally awesome!!!!! Since my 9 year old keeps my TV room in permanent fort status, this would be great so we could have our couch cushions back:o)

  83. My kids would love to have this! they are always using their imagination and building forts in our living room! This looks awesome!

  84. This Toydle fort is BRILLIANT! Why didn’t I think of this?? My 9 year old is always having sleepovers and the dining room table makes a pretty good hideout but it gets pretty cramped in there! I LOVE that you can stand up in it, you can take it to any room in the house, you don’t need dining chairs and books to hold the covers down, you can take it outside, and it doesn’t take up any room when not in use. I only wish I’d had it for the past 9 years. I can only imagine the use we’d have gotten out of it!

  85. My 4 children are alwasy building forts taking all the chairs in the house. This would be an awesome surprise under the tree to enhance their forts, without using every seat in the house! What a great gift! My kids have build many town with in the forts they have such amazing imaginations when playing. Now haveing them write these things down is a different story. We have use our forts when acting out different stories. The most recents was building pyramids like the ones in Egypt. Sooo much fun learing and so many memories can be made while playing in a fort.

  86. I believe that my daughter would just love this – the putting together or it would be with a little help from her big brothers!

  87. I would give this to my son for his birthday. He’ll turn 4 just a few days before Christmas. He and his 2.5 year old sister would love making forts with this!

  88. I would give this fort to my children. They would love this as they are always making tents/forts out of sheets and bunkbeds/tables etc. They would really have a blast. This thing is so cool.

  89. My three boys ages 6,8 and 10 would love to see this under the tree..They love building, and make believe..I can see them now after they have fun building;dressing up for wherever their imagination takes them in this fort!FUN! Thank you so much for the offer and chance to win..My boys would also be thankful:)

  90. I would use this as a Christmas gift for my 10 yr old son. We live in a rural mountain area so it would be a great inside gift during the winter.

  91. My 4 kids are always attempting to build forts out of everything they can find! They would love a chance to build something that actually stayed put together! What a great product!

  92. I have no doubt my 6 year old would love to spend oodles of time playing in this and I’m pretty sure his sister would join him!

  93. I have 2 little boys who would love this fort. They like to build tents and play in them. And their big sisters would like it, too!
    Amy C.

  94. I know my 4 precious little ones (ages 8 and under) would LOVE to find this under the tree this year! We love playing and reading in our “cardtable rocket”….but this would be SOOOO much cooler!!!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  95. I have two stepkids who are with us part time. They do get bored of their toys so quickly but they LOVE to build things with their dad. This would be perfect!

  96. My children are to old for this, but I have a friend that her children would love it!!! She has two boys, age 7 and 5, who are really active! They are all boy! I would love to give this to them. They just got a new baby sister, so this would be so helpful to their mother also.

  97. We have 9 children and I know they would love this!!! My kiddos tip over chairs and drag out blankets and use tables to build forts. This would be awesome!!! They could build forts every day!!!

  98. My four kids would have a blast—building and rebuilding—dreaming up ways to conquer and defend and nurture and teach and shop and share secrets and save the world from their awesome secret spy headquarters. This fort would continue to foster their amazing imaginations—-and…..I could get back my dining room table and chairs, couch cushions and every sheet and blanket we own and actually use them for their “true” purposes! :0)
    Looks like a brilliant creation!

  99. Amazing. Our homeschool president shared this info with me. What a great idea. We usually do couch cushions, but now have one where the seats are permanent. My kids love (age 10 & 7) to get the blankets off their beds and cover the kitchen chairs, building in our living room. Makes it interesting come time for dinner to eat with no chairs… the forts look so cool though, so I hate to dismants.
    With Toydle — we wouldn’t have to… we could leave it up until they wanted to change the design. Such fun. If we won I would love to share this with my children.

  100. I would like to win a fort for my daughter Madison she is super creative and adventurous and the fort would be great for a child like my Madi.

  101. I would love to have this for my kids. I have a 3 year old that I have been making a new blanket for, and a 19 year old whose away at college. I think I would give it to them.early. i would cover the fort and have my 19 yr old it (hes.a short.guy, lol.) Then I would have the 3 year old look inside and see his “Bubby” home from school for chriatmas. I may have to do that whether I win or not! Lol.

  102. If we win the Toydle my son will enjoy new and exciting ways to build his backyard forts. He has an active imagination and already uses everyday items we have in our backyard, but the Toydle would give him a solid structure foundation to build the forts of his dreams!

  103. My three kids would adore this fort! It would lend to many hours of imaginative play, which all three of my kids are thrilled with playing all day everyday! Computer games, hand-helds? They could care less! A box and a few stuffed animals provides hours of entertainment – a Toydoodle fort would be BEST!

  104. This year we moved our six kids (5 biological and 1 adopted from Ethiopia) to the country because we out grew city life and the small backyard. We got rid of most of the toys and only kept things that would use the imagination. Building forts and pretending to play house or setting up a shop or playing pirates are what my kids love to do. Recently we were given kitchen items that were getting ready to make their way to the dump (just too worn out). My kids discovered the box and have used everything to set up a house or restaurant depending on the day. Would the kids use this wonderful fort that are like oversized tinker toys? Absolutely!

  105. What a fabulous fort! Brilliantly designed! I would love to win this as a gift for my fear cousin who fosters and adopts the greatest kids!

  106. my 6 wonderful, fort building in my living room most days of the week, homeschooled, or course, children would ABSOLUTELY love love love this fort…They are always playing all kinds of serious imaginary play and i am positive they would use this to the best of their abilities…lol Also what a blessing it would be to win this as my husband has been laid off for 2 years and although is working now (for 8 weeks) everything has been backed up and our CHRISTmas will be rather low :) thanks for considering…i will be liking both pages too <3

  107. My four children would absolutely love this fort especially my special needs son. He has cerebral palsy and sometimes finds it difficult to play outside because of the unevenness of the ground. He would truly have a blast with this! I’d probably never get him out :)

  108. i would give this for to my little brother who has such an imagination. he plays outside with sticks all day. there are so many things this could be other than a fort just in one day.

  109. Thank you so much. I’m completely floored by this. I can’t believe it. My husband spent much of this year out of work, and this will be wonderful to give to my kids for Christmas. (And he was blessed to start work just last week.)

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