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Preschool Lesson Plan: Pajama Day Theme

Today, the boys and I had a Pajama Day at home! Since we aren’t going anywhere anyway, pajamas have been our daily uniform. What’s the point of washing nice clothes or changing for that matter? So I decided to incorporate pajamas into today’s stay-at-home preschool lesson plan.

Pajama Day!

Art

Project: Bedtime for Frances

For art today, we listened to Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban. In the story, little Frances just won’t go to bed. She keeps delaying her bedtime with requests and is also concerned about cracks in the ceiling and tigers in her room. After listening to the story, the boys used a sticker play activity book to make faces of the things that might have scared Francis.

Bedtime for Francis by Russell Hoban

They wound up making the most normal looking faces of little boys one could think of. Not scary at all! Lol!

Making faces sticker play
Making faces sticker play
Finished faces

Science

For science, we watched a couple of videos about why we sleep and why we dream.

Why Do We Sleep? The Dr. Binocs Show 
Why Do We Dream? | The Dr. Binocs Show

Music and Movement

For music and movement, we listened to three different bedtime and pajama themed songs.

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around – Pinkfong
Ten in the Bed – Super Simple Songs

For “Ten in the Bed,” I collected 10 of our stuffed animals from the playroom and lined them up on the couch. Then, as the song played, the boys followed along and rolled the stuffed animals off the couch, one by one, until there was only one left in the bed as the song goes. They thought it was funny to roll them off the edge of the couch.

My Old Pajamas – DidiPop Kids

Storytime

Our local libraries are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we only have so many books at home, so I have found read aloud videos on YouTube to be really helpful.

We did a second art project for storytime. I read the boys “Llama Llama Nighty-night” by Anna Dewdney. After the story, the boys painted their own pairs of pajamas from a printable that I found online.

Painting pajamas with water colors
Painting pajamas with water colors

I love how their finished pajamas turned out!

Finished pajama paintings

I also picked out three more books for the boys to listen to that related to our preschool pajama day theme: Pancakes, Pancakes!, Pyjama Day and Bedtime for Little Bears.

Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle
Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch
Bedtime For Little Bears by David Bedford

This day was so much fun! Hope you are having fun learning with your kids!

* Background: We are all going through some chaotic and concerning times at the moment. On Friday, March 13, 2020, our family began our process of social distancing and staying put in our homes. That means we found ourselves with two preschool-aged children at home. I took it upon myself to continue their preschool education while we find ourselves coping with this change in our daily norm. Disclaimer: While I have Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Psychology, I do not have any teaching experience.

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