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Please help! What to give with a circus tent?!

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LilyMyOneAndOnly Fri 12-Dec-14 20:36:05

I've bought my nearly 4 year old cousin an indoor circus tent for Christmas (it's what he asked for - "a tent that you use indoors") but it looks a bit lonesome on it's own sad I've been trying to think of something to give with it, so far have only come up with - books to read in the tent or colouring books or blankets/cushions to make it into a den?

Please help! I don't want to buy him something boring but haven't had any amazing ideas!!

MortaIWombat Fri 12-Dec-14 20:37:30

A box of sweets to eat in it!

southeastastra Fri 12-Dec-14 20:38:12

bunting or flags to decorate inside ?

MarthaMonkeynuts Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:40

Juggling balls, clown dressing up, diablo.

DilysMoon Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:49

Juggling balls, diabolo etc so he can practise circus skills?

DaisyFlowerChain Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:59

Circus skills items like plastic spinning plates, juggling balls, Diablo, bean bags etc. There's bound to be story or colouring books that tie in too,

ChristmasEveSteve Fri 12-Dec-14 20:40:54

Did Enid Blyton do a Circus of Adventure type book?

I would say its exciting enough on its own! Lovely gift. Is it large?

CatCushion Fri 12-Dec-14 20:41:10

Hand puppets to.put on a show! Maybe some circus music?

ChristmasEveSteve Fri 12-Dec-14 20:41:59

Bean bag or cushion perhaps? What do his parents think?

Tallypet Fri 12-Dec-14 20:42:09

Cushions, cd player, lava lamp, disco ball/battery lights, cars etc... I have a tent like this for my son (he has sensory issues) but he just loves taking all his "treasures" into his tent.

ChristmasEveSteve Fri 12-Dec-14 20:42:19

Sleeping bag?

WomanScorned Fri 12-Dec-14 20:43:26

Juggling balls, dress up clown/ringmaster.

MegTheCat Fri 12-Dec-14 20:47:26

Maybe a torch if it's a bit dark inside for reading?
Some toy camping equipment (unless it really doesn't look like that kind of tent). We used to have a toy camping stove with frying pan and pretend sausages etc - came as a set.
But I wouldn't worry too much - he will already have toys he can play with in the tent, books etc. It sounds like a brilliant present just as it is.

WiggleGinger Fri 12-Dec-14 21:04:51

Bean bag
Face paints
Juggling balls
Hula hoop

LilyMyOneAndOnly Sat 13-Dec-14 22:05:50

Thank you all so much for the suggestions! Inspired by the torch idea we went for a moon and stars lamp/projector and some bunting smile

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