Lesson

Bedtime Routines to Improve Sleep Habits

Kids will learn about the importance of bedtime routines and they will reflect on their current routines. Kids will learn about ways to improve bedtime routines.

Objectives

  • Recall that children need 9-12 hours of sleep each night.
  • Identify a sequence of activities that make up a bedtime routine.

Lesson Plan

Recharge influences healthy choices. Recharge is all about your energy! fit presents different ways to recharge and get energy: 

  • Get enough sleep (9–12 hours).
  • Relax, without a screen, throughout the day. 

The amount of sleep recommended by different organizations varies; however for school-age children, most recommend 9–12 hours of sleep each night. This week's topic will introduce students to the sleep zone, an environment conducive to sleep. Paired with a bedtime routine, a sleep zone will help your students recharge each night.

Set The Stage

Have kids talk to a partner about their bedtime routine. What time do they like to go to bed? How do they feel when they wake up?

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Captivate

Sleep Tips for Kids

Read aloud the stories about Abby and Marty from the slideshow. These two children have very different bedtime routines!
 
Ask students to predict how much energy each child will have the next day. A little? A lot?

Educate

Bedtime Routines for Better Sleep

Compare and contrast Abby and Marty’s bedtime routines:

  • Marty will have the most energy because he has a better bedtime routine and sleep habits.
  • Marty’s bedtime routine includes quiet time before going to bed. This makes it easier to fall asleep.

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Improve Your Sleep Habits

Pair students. Each student role-plays one thing they already do as part of their bedtime routine. 

Encourage students to improve their bedtime routine by adding fit choices. Check out the Get Ready for Bed printable for healthy choices ideas!

Close the Lesson

Today we looked at our bedtime routines and learned about ways to improve them. Next, we will learn about creating a sleep zone.

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Slideshow

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts - Get an appropriate amount of sleep and rest.
  • Standard 2: Analyze Influences
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Responsible Decision-Making

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