Sleep (Bedtime) Health Habits Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Lesson Plan Presentation

Subject: Health Habits

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: Week 3

Age: 4-5 years

Topic: Sleep (Bedtime)

Sub-topic: Importance of Sleep and Bedtime Routine

Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Explain what sleep is.
  2. State the usefulness of sleep (benefits).
  3. Identify the best bedtime (e.g., 8:00pm – 6:00am).
  4. Mention and explain what to do before going to bed.

Keywords: Sleep, Bedtime, Benefits, Routine, Before Bed

Set Induction:
Begin by asking the pupils how they feel when they wake up in the morning. Discuss their experiences of feeling tired or refreshed.

Entry Behaviour:
Pupils have basic knowledge of waking up and going to bed.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Picture books about bedtime routines
  • Clock showing bedtime hours
  • Soft toys for demonstration

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Connect the concept of sleep to the pupils’ experiences of feeling tired or refreshed in the morning.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Listening skills
  • Sequencing skills (bedtime routine)
  • Understanding of time (bedtime hours)

Reference Books:
Lagos State Scheme of Work for Kindergarten

Instructional Materials:

  • Picture books
  • Clock or visual aid showing bedtime hours
  • Soft toys for demonstration


  1. Explanation of Sleep:
    • Sleep is when our bodies rest and our minds relax.
  2. Usefulness of Sleep (Benefits):
    • Helps us feel rested and refreshed.
    • Allows our bodies to grow and heal.
    • Helps our brains learn and remember things.
  3. Best Bedtime Hours:
    • Typically between 8:00pm and 6:00am.
    • Each child may have a slightly different bedtime depending on their needs.
  4. What to Do Before Going to Bed:
    • Brush teeth
    • Change into pajamas
    • Read a bedtime story
    • Say goodnight to family
    • Close eyes and relax

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions:

  1. Sleep helps our bodies feel _____. a) tired b) rested c) hungry d) happy
  2. We sleep during the _____. a) day b) night c) morning d) evening
  3. Bedtime is usually between _____. a) 6:00am – 2:00pm b) 8:00pm – 6:00am c) 10:00pm – 8:00am d) 4:00pm – 12:00am
  4. Before going to bed, we should _____. a) run around b) watch TV c) brush teeth d) eat candy
  5. Reading a bedtime story helps us _____. a) wake up b) feel tired c) relax d) dance

Class Activity Discussion:

  1. Q: What is sleep?
    A: Sleep is when our bodies rest and our minds relax.
  2. Q: Why is sleep important?
    A: It helps us feel rested and refreshed.
  3. Q: When is the best time to go to bed?
    A: Usually between 8:00pm and 6:00am.
  4. Q: What should we do before going to bed?
    A: Brush our teeth, change into pajamas, and read a bedtime story.
  5. Q: Can we watch TV before bed?
    A: It’s better to relax with a book instead.


Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic which was “Exercise”.

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic by asking, “Who knows what sleep is?” Discuss its importance.

Step 3: The teacher demonstrates a bedtime routine with soft toys, showing what to do before going to bed.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Explain the concept of sleep using simple language.
  • Discuss the benefits of sleep.
  • Demonstrate a bedtime routine with soft toys.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen to the teacher’s explanation.
  • Share their own experiences of bedtime routines.
  • Participate in the demonstration by suggesting actions for the soft toys.


  • Observe pupils’ participation in the discussion and demonstration.
  • Ask pupils to name one thing they should do before going to bed.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is sleep?
  2. Why is sleep important?
  3. When is the best time to go to bed?
  4. Name one thing to do before going to bed.
  5. What helps us feel rested and refreshed in the morning?

The teacher goes around to check the pupils’ understanding and addresses any questions they may have about bedtime routines.

Read More :


Understanding Sleep and Bedtime for Kids

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