Homeschoolers don't always get pajama days at school, usually because many of us wear pajamas every single day. Still, there is nothing like celebrating the right to wear pajamas, particularly on the Festival of Sleep Day, which comes around every January 3rd.
If you're in the mood to celebrate this fun and homeschool-friendly national day, we've got you covered with these pajama day activities. When you're done with your crafts, read sleep and pajama-themed books to round out the day.
Celebrating Festival of Sleep Day might just become your new favorite non-holiday!
Other Celebration Ideas for Festival of Sleep Day:
- Eat breakfast for every meal.
- Stay in your pajamas all day long.
- Watch educational movies.
- Learn about how much sleep a person needs.
- Discuss what happens if you don't get enough sleep.
- Talk about the cycles of sleep and why we dream.
Pajama Day Activities to Celebrate Festival of Sleep DayThese fun crafts and activities will round out any unit study on sleep.
Try Pajama Name Matching for the littlest sleepers.
Even older kids will enjoy Red Pajama Lacing.
Have a new reader? Try the Pajama Color Word Recognition activity.
All kids will love making Starry Night Toast.
Prepare for messy fun with these Tie Dye Pillow Cases.
Build a Sensory Pillow Mountain for kids not yet in school.
New readers will love Alphabet Pillow Jumping.
Older kids will enjoy making these No-Sew Fleece Pillows.
Catch good dreams with this Dreamcatcher Craft.
This Night Globe Craft will light up your kids bedrooms for some time to come.
Our Favorite Books about Sleep and PajamasWe love these books about sleep and pajamas. There is something for kids of all ages here!
- Lama Lama Red Pajama
- Pajama Time
- The Going to Bed Book
- Dr Seuss's Sleep Book
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (for teens)
Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.