Bedtime Book Report

Bedtime Book Report lesson plan

Snuggle up to read a good book about sleep, then write a book report about it on a quilt. Craft a bed with a recycled box. Sweet dreams!

  • 1.

    Choose and read a book about bedtime or sleeping. As you read the book, think about the characters and what they look like in your imagination.

  • 2.

    Create a bed for your characters with a recycled box. Some possibilities are poster beds, beds with headboards, canopy beds, bunk beds, or trundle beds. Use colored Crayola® Model Magic to sculpt bed posts and other furniture details. Cut construction paper parts with Crayola Scissors. Decorate your bed with Crayola Washable Markers. Attach the furniture parts to the box with Crayola School Glue.

  • 3.

    Use Model Magic to sculpt the main characters from the story. Fill the bed with as many characters as possible.

  • 4.

    Cut white paper into a quilt to fit over the characters on your bed. With Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, write and illustrate a book report on the quilt. Cover the characters with your quilt book report.


  • Students choose and read a book about bedtime or sleeping.
  • Students identify and create sculptures of the main characters in the book.
  • Children design a three-dimensional book report.


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  • Hold a pajama or slipper day during November, National Sleep Month. Students and teachers bring in a stuffed animal, quilt, or favorite book. Children present their book and project to the class.
  • Research different time zones. What are children around the world doing while you sleep? What are you doing while they sleep?
  • Very young children count sheep to get to sleep with Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth.