Hut building helps children to work together, building their team work and social skills. It's not easy or fun to build a hut alone! Since it's a joint effort, there is no winning or losing, and everyone feels equally as proud of the end result.
Making a hut also gives children a way to combine their creativity with outdoor play. Great for energetic children who are less keen on sit down crafts. How to design the hut? How to decorate it? There are lots of ways for children to add their touch of personality and make it their own. Of course, this activity is perfect for imaginary play too. Once the hut is built it can become a house, a cave, a fortress, or whatever their heart desires.