Teepee canopy: a fun bed tent idea

One of the best places to play as a child is inside a tent. There is something fascinating about these tents that kids just love. They could stay in them all day and do all sorts of activities from playing hide-and-seek games or role-play games to reading or simply resting. Yes, resting! Every kid will prefer taking the midday nap in a tent rather than in his own bed. So why not make him a bed tent from time to time to make his days and even nights more fun? We suggest using a teepee canopy to make a bed tent. This is not just a simple and fast solution but also a versatile one as you will see in the rows below.

If you already have a teepee, just place it at the head of your child bed and make sure to cover at least a quarter of the bed with it. Thus it creates a dimmer, sleep-inducing atmosphere which is perfect for the midday nap. Your kid may surprise you one day by going to bed alone simply because it is more fun now.

After the midday nap or after waking up in the morning take the teepee and place it in the playroom or in the garden for more fun play. You can bring it back by the bed whenever your child requests it.

If you don’t have a teepee already, you can consider making one together with your child. Not only that you will spend less money on it but you will enjoy spending special time with your kid doing this project. Your kid will enjoy, besides the canvas painting part, spending time with one of his parents and connecting with him. Checkout this article with step-by-step instructions on how to make a teepee.


Reading stories with Indians in a teepee bed will transform bedtime battles into relaxing and special moments enjoyed by kids and adults alike. More over, if your kid is usually sneaking in your bed in the middle of the night, a teepee might be the right change he needed to enjoy his bed more than yours.

A teepee, used standalone or as a canopy, is also a great way to decorate your kid’s room no matter what the decoration theme is. Just make sure that the teepee’s canvas is painted with the same theme. A teepee is a good choice for both boy and girl room.


Add some Christmas lights inside the teepee and you set the scene for reading stories with enchanted fairies and magic stars. You can set up the bedtime area with one lighted teepee or more if you have enough room, pillows and blankets for a special and unforgettable pajama party.


A teepee is more than just a tent. It is a toy that can be used in different places and for various games and activities during the entire childhood. It is a place where imagination runs wild, stress evaporates and friendships become stronger. A teepee is a must have for any child.

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