Pajama Day

On Pajama Day we read the poem Hey Diddle Diddle and make a mobile of all the characters. The top of the mobile is a large moon made out of construction paper. We punch holes in it and tie on a cat, dog, cow, and a plastic spoon. We hang them around the room for all to enjoy!

Cut sheets of construction paper in half. Laminate the paper halves. Fold the paper halves again to create a pocket and staple these shut. Give each student one of these pockets along with ten Popsicle sticks. Ask children to line up their Popsicle sticks in the envelope. They now have “Ten in a Bed”. As you sing the song, they can practice counting backward from ten. They can take one stick out as you sing, “And one fell out!” When you get to the end and sing, “The little one said, I’m cold, I’m lonely, come back,” everyone can put their stick/children back in bed. This makes it easy to hand them back to the teacher.




  • Gail December 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

    Pancakes on a plate
    On our pajama day we always have pancakes with syrup for snack. Our craft to go along with it looks the same. Take a brightly colored snall paper plate. Then take a light brown sheet of fun foam and cut out two round (pancakes); also cut a small square of yellow fun foam (butter pat). Have the kids glue them in place on the plate. Lastly, mix together brown paint with a little water, and put in a small squeeze bottle. The children now squeeze this over the “pancakes” to make a “syrup” effect.

  • Gail December 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

    During circle time we read Llama llama red pajama by Anna Dewdney.
    We also bring in flashlights and make/discuss shadows on the wall.

  • Gail December 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    We set up a relay game with the students in the gym. They are already in their pajamas and they have to run down to a mat where they put on slippers, a robe, and pick up a stuffed animal. They then run back and tag a friend to do the same thing. The first team to finish wins. We set this up in the gym and have the items on mats. Make sure the students are careful in their socks…it can be slippery.

  • Gail December 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    We have the children bring their favorite stuffed animal and one of our activities is to have them do a “Pet Parade” and our director is the judge. We have pre-made awards filled out such as “Longest Tail”, Most Loved”, Smallest ears”, etc. We leave some blank so that we can fill in for special animals, (elephants, purple bears, etc.)The children put their animals on a table after the parade and sit with the teachers while the “Judge” awards each pet a special award. The looks on their faces when their pet wins something is priceless.

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