Preschool Storytime Ideas
To celebrate the night, have a pajama storytime! Encourage the kids to wear their pajamas, especially if this is an evening storytime. For an activity, try a potato sack race using pillowcases! Or, play a game where kids pair up matching slippers. You can also design and color paper pajamas. Also, be sure to sing some favorite lullabies and nighttime songs, such as “Good Night, Irene.”
Boynton, Sandra. PAJAMA TIME! Available in an oversized board book edition, Boynton’s signature cartoon animals celebrate bedtime in their pajamas.
Brooks, Erik. THE PRACTICALLY PERFECT PAJAMAS. Percy gives up his footy pajamas after being teased by the other polar bears, but he soon realizes how useful they were!
Dewdney, Anna. LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA In this rhyming toddler story that is the first in a popular series, Baby Llama is afraid of being alone at bedtime.
Jacob, Gale S. PAJAMA LIGHT. A simple rhyming tale of a girl and her father, who walk to the coast to see a lighthouse.
Papineau, Lucie. LULU’S PAJAMAS. Lulu loves her pink pajamas so much that she wears them to school.
Plourde, Lynn. PAJAMA DAY. Drew forgets to wear his pajamas to school on Pajama Day, but makes the best of it.
Spohn, Kate. PAJAMA MAMAS. In this board books with flaps, babies and mothers are shown in pajamas, getting ready to go to sleep.