Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 52

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Posted on Sep 1 2014 - 3:00am by Jill
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Welcome back to another edition of the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We are so happy to see you here! We are ecstatic to announce that our blog hop is growing again as we welcome our two new co-hosts Samantha from Stir the Wonder and Laura from Mommy Maleta. That means when you link up to our party you will now be seen on 5 different sites. Please take a moment to visit their sites and say hello!

Just in case you missed the blog hop last week make sure to check out the 180 posts that were shared with all of us last week.

The Thoughtful Spot is a place to gather every week to share your family friendly posts, crafts, educational ideas, recipes, and more! Inspired by the philosophy of the Winnie the Pooh character in the classic A.A. Milne storybooks for children. Brought to you each week by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, ABC Creative LearningWorld for LearningStir the Wonder, and Mommy Maleta.

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Play Tent Giveaway!

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Play Tent Giveaway!

Heading back to school and routines can often feel very much like a circus can’t it? Why not bring some circus themed fun into your home or classroom to ease the stress and transition back into school while allowing your child’s imagination soar with this Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Play Tent. Included is a canvas tent and carry bag. Perfect for ages 3 and up! Enter to win by entering the Raffle Copter below:

The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. This giveaway is open to all entrants aged 18 and over that has an U.S. mailing address. This giveaway is not associated with the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey company.

By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the disclosures found here: ( 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We hope that you will visit our neck of the magical woods every week and take a quick rest by the tree on the tree stump while you read everyone’s blog posts that they have so thoughtfully shared with all of us. The posts are presented below in no particular order except that the number one bee always gets here first because it is powered by the most “clicks.” Learn all about the hosts HERE.  
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Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog HopWelcome to the weekly Thoughtful Spot blog hop! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can all find the thoughtful post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of our favorite posts that were linked up both in this blog hop! Please be thoughtful and if you link up visit at least 2 other bloggers who have linked up this week. Thank you!  
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  • Thanks for hosting, Jill!

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  • What a great give away. What kid doesn’t want their own circus tent?

  • Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my super simple coconut sugar simple syrup — a great vegan low glycemic alternative to honey and agave syrup. I’m also sharing what I carry to accommodate my food allergies when I go out.

  • Kendra Johnson

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

  • Thank you for hosting another great week and for featuring our back to school chalkboard notebooks. Excited to see what everyone is sharing this week 🙂

  • My kids would love playing pretend and hide and seek and would have so much fun with this!

  • My children would love to use it to put on a circus performance for me and my husband.

  • Ryan

    The kids would play pretend with it.

  • Tiffany Hartwell

    My nieces would love playing in this circus tent

  • my niece would love this in her back yard to play with her friends.

  • Rochel S

    My kids would love making shows in the tent and just hanging out in it!

  • Kristy Hughes

    My sons would love playing in there!

  • nicole

    my twin gyrls would love this and use it has a club house with their stuff animals =]

  • Christine Yvonne Groce

    My grandchildren would have loads of fun at Cici’s house with the circus tent. I’m always looking for new play activities for my brood and this would definately fit the bill. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Suzanne h

    My son would love to hide in this tent.

  • Jeani Brickner

    my daughter and her cousins would enjoy this as a hideout, as a stuffed animals doctor office, and as a reading spot, i’m sure! such fun!

  • My twin boys would LOVE this! they love hiding so it’s perfect for them

  • Heather B

    My kids loving the circus and love making blanket forts, so I think this would be perfect for them.

  • tara darity

    my daughter would love playing in this!!

  • Nancy

    This tent would be a great place to read and/or stage a show.

  • My 2-year old would just love going in and out of it.

  • courtney gibson

    My son would love to hide out and play with his stuffed animal friends.

  • Maureen

    My three children love to role play and use their imaginations. I can envision them setting up a circus with their stuffed animals and donning circus attire for a wonderful performance!

  • I don’t have kids, but my nieces/nephews would LOVE to put on their own circus with this tent! (:

  • Amanda

    This would be great for my mom to use this for my kids. When they have sleepovers.

  • Carey

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Tram Le

    My niece and nephew would love to use this tent to play pretend during the ancient times.

  • My little guy would love to hang out in the tent and play with all of his circus animals! I can just hear the animal noises now…. 🙂

  • heather kaufman

    My kids would love to play in this!

  • Carly D.

    As a kid, I loved just going in my tent and hiding out and reading books. I think that is the perfect use for it!

  • Arena Thompson

    My kids are obsessed with barney circus so they would use this do do their own circus act I am imagining 🙂

  • Danielle Porter

    Would use this tent for play time, and indoor camping. 🙂

  • vanessa richard

    my son would love to sit and look threw his books and also nap in this tent

  • Mary Jenkins

    This would be great for my daughter’s school. They just opened and don’t have a playground yet. This would be a great way to transform a room into a play place!

  • Stephanie Robertson

    My son would love to pretend he is camping out in it or play hide and seek with it.

  • I could see my daughter sitting inside playing with her monster high dolls or reading books! Thank you!

  • amber kolb

    We would play games and read in it. Probably sleep too 🙂

  • Misha Estrada

    My daughter would play circus.

  • Stacey Roberson

    My son would enjoy this tent in his room as a secret place he can read and pretend play.

  • Carla D.

    My toddler would love sitting inside of it and reading or playing peek a boo. Toddlers can come up with some pretty odd but awesome ideas if you give them the chance. Possibilities are endless with this tent.

  • Jessica w

    This would make a great reading spot!

  • melodi mance

    i have a three yr old and she loves to play pretend. she would have her own circus or put on a play.

  • christine j

    my kids would have a lot of fun time pretending they are at the circus

  • Daniel M

    my niece & nephew would love it!

  • What a fun giveaway!!! My kids would love the tent to play circus and host a carnival at home, oh-what fun.

  • Kelly D

    My kids would pretend they are circus ringleaders, and maybe teach the cat to do tricks.

  • I have 2 girls under 5 years of age, they would love this!

  • Sara Sharp

    Reenactments and using their imaginations creatively.

  • costana hornbaker

    playing circus

  • amelia carrington

    Awesome giveaway….would love to give this fun tent to my girl gkids…thanks

  • Jessica Menster

    They would have hours of fun using their amazing imaginations in this tent!

  • Rebecca Mcintyre

    my girl would probably never come out! 😛

  • Jennifer H.

    My son’s teacher has been amazing to my son with Autism. She does a different theme in her classroom every year and this year it is Circus. I would love to give this to her.

  • Vera

    By playing circus or having quite/story time

  • Maggie Neilson

    My grandson would love playing peek-a-boo and probably throwing balls out from his own personal fort.

  • gayle gildehaus

    My kids love to make tents with chairs and blankets.They would love this.

  • amy tolley

    my son would love playing hide n seek and pretend with this amazing tent thanks very much for this amazing giveaway

  • marian boll

    This would be such a great 1st Christmas present for my great granddaughter to share with her older cousins!!!

  • Caroline

    My baby and I would love to play in this tent together and create stories! Maybe read books with a flashlight. 🙂

  • Jeanine

    My granddaughter’s love the circus and would enjoy putting all their stuffed animals in this tent to play circus.

  • Alina Hahn

    Our son loves all kinds of tents – he loves hiding in them and pretending he is camping. He would love to take all of his stuffed animals into this tent to recreate his own circus!

  • Jennifer Rote

    My grandson son would love this! He likes to lay on the floor to color, and he would love hiding in this while doing so.

  • Bobbie Smith

    My granddaughter would just absolutely love having this. First of all, she tries to makes tents with blankets, she thinks it so neat to “hide” from everybody. And she also just loves the circus.

  • jennifer

    My kids would love this- inside or outside!

  • Shauntea Crutcher

    My son would play with this tent with his older brother. They like to make tents with their blankets already. So they would love this.

  • Jan Hammersmith

    My son will use it his classroom

  • We are going to the circus for the first time. This would be a fun thing for dress-up play after the show.

  • Dorrie Turner

    We could have imaginative play putting on shows and coming up with ideas to release tension and make use of the stuffed animal population in the house!

  • MaryAnn

    My kids would have a blast. My son would probably hide from his 1 year old sister. lol

  • Holly Mitkowski

    It would bring out their imagination!

  • brittani adams

    my son loves making tents any way he can and forts, usually using them as shops and resturaunts. he loves playing in things like this.

  • Amanda N.

    My two and four year old boys would love playing pretend with this!

  • Melissa Stover

    This is so Cute!!! My 3 year old son would LOVE This!! He is all the time wanting me to make him a tent in his bedroom, I know he would really enjoy pretending to have his own Circus!! Fun! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Susan DeVaux

    My son would go nuts for this! He loves forts and such.

  • Dianne Hall

    My kids would really enjoy this

  • Holli G.

    My kids would use this to play pretend with each other. Lots of imagination they would come up with!

  • jeannie bryant

    how cool, a great addition to a play room, my kid and her friends would love it!

  • My boys especially my 9 year old loves to hide out anywhere especially when he is playing games

  • Ronda

    They would have so much fun with this. They love making tents out of blankets or boxes and playing with them.

  • Kathy Donovan-Ellis

    My 3 y/o grandons loves to play pretend. We make forts in my living room and have a blast!

  • Nesca Crespo

    This would be great to play in with my kids as well tell scary stories at night… would be great for upcoming October!

  • Kristi S

    As quiet time reading books!!

  • Dawn Keenan

    My grandson loves hiding. He would love to play in this.

  • Sarah C

    My daughter would love to play in this with her friends on play dates!

  • June S.

    My grandson would have a blast playing in this cute tent-

  • Abigail

    My children would love to use this in their games of pretend, hide and seek, and as their secret fort!

  • Cathy Burnett

    We love making tents out of anything available and this would be perfect for little Bella.

  • Marilyn Nawara

    She would use to put on a circus. We went to the Barnum Baily Circus on Saturday so this would be great to win.

  • liz l

    They would probably use it for slumber parties

  • Melina R

    My kids can put plastic zoo/circus animals inside the tent and have a circus.

  • Brandi Goolsby

    My daughter LOVES imaginative play, and she even gets her big brother to play along too. I can totally see her making up elaborate scenarios in this tent. Too cool! She once told me she wanted to be a circus performer, so this would definitely make her happy.

  • Kassie Brown

    My child already loves to build forts around the house, and this could be one she could permanently keep up.

  • Teresa Thompson

    They would use it for pretend play and watching movies.

  • Lilia Kharabora

    They would enjoy a lot of imaginative play! They are 5 and 2, with a third on the way. 🙂 Thanks for this chance.

  • Natasha

    My nieces would love to play circus or camping in this when they come over.

  • Jessica Whitehouse

    This would be a great place to play for my boys. We could set it up in the yard and have our own neighborhood circus.

  • Brenda Elsner

    My kids would love to put on their own show!!!

  • amanda whitley

    my son would use it to nap in and read in

  • Shakeia Rieux

    My nieces would use it to camp out and also play with their toys inside

  • Deana

    My kids love pretend play right now. And they love to have their own secret hideouts.

  • The boys have their own living room in the basement, so they’d love to have it down there!