Bedtime Theme and Activities

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Set aside a special Pajama Day! Have the kids all come to school with their pajamas on and with their blankies, pillows and teddy bears! Play lullabies. Don't forget to serve milk and cookies for snack time. Maybe ask parents to record a "bedtime" story. Play during naptime.

Bedtime Songs and Rhymes


Time for Bed
Time for bed, time for bed
Fluff up the pillow,
Lay down your head.
Pull up the blanket,
Tuck it in tight.
Close your eyes
And sleep all night

Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye baby, on the tree-top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock;
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
Down will come baby, bough, cradle, and all.
Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradie is green;
Father's a nobleman, mother's a Queen;
Betty's a lady, and wears a gold ring;
And Johnny's a drummer, and drums for the King

Good Night
Good night, sleep tight,
Wake up bright
In the morning light
To do what's right
With all your might. 

Bedtime Arts and Crafts

Pillowcase Drawing - Give each child a white pillowcase and permanent markers or fabric markers. Allow children to decorate pillowcases as they wish.

Toothbrush painting - Dip toothbrushes in paint and create toothbrush paintings.

Night Sky - Dip star-shaped cookie cutters in yellow and white paint and stamp on blue and black construction paper.

Bedtime Math and Science

Bedtime Graph - Ask each child what time they go to sleep every night and graph it on a chart.

Bedtime Routine Sequencing - Talk about what children do each night before they go to bed. Have them put sequence cards in order of their routine. You can use our Bed Time Routine Sequence template.

Bedtime Snacks

"Bears in the bed" snack - Spread one slice of bread with peanut butter. "Lay" bear shaped graham cookies across the top of the slice of bread. Trim another slice of bread horizontally for "covers". "Tuck" the bears into bed by covering them up to their chins with the trimmed, plain slice of bread. And now you have "Bears in the bed"!

Other Bedtime Resources