5 Ways to Plan a Fun Pajama Day for Your Children

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Pajama days with my kids are definitely some of my favorite days ever. However, a good pajama day needs some ingenuity and probably some forethought.

You know, it’s simpler for me to get my kids out of the house than it is to deal with all of the antics that occur when they are in the home all day. My kids tend to go insane on days when we are home all day.

Even if kids behave better while we’re out, there are still days when I just don’t want to leave the home. And those are promptly dubbed “Pajama Days!”

As I previously stated, my kids sometimes become a little rowdy and boisterous when they are home all day, so I must be prepared and ready for pajama days.

Letting kids have full freedom to only free play all day long may lead to some wild kids and crazy parents! On the other hand, if we allow plenty of screen time on days when they stay at home all day, the same thing happens. And who has the time or ability to plan a plethora of things for their children to do all day? I don’t think so.

So the idea is to blend free play, screen time, and scheduled play.

Make a Pajama Day That Your Kids Will Enjoy

1. Playing for Free

Play, play, play.

Allow your children to choose what they want to play and join in on the fun. Say “yes” to as many fun things as possible.

Don’t be afraid to wrestle about or erect a fort to spice up the game a little.

2. Thrilling Activities

When kids have the opportunity to play all day without any form of structure, things might get a little out of hand.

So, if you observe your youngster being boisterous or testing limits, it’s generally a good time to plan a simple enjoyable activity.

My advice is to have a couple of activities planned or a favorite activity, such as playdough, that you can bring out as needed.

If you’re looking for some ideas, here are some entertaining activities for toddlers and three-year-olds. Look through the My Favorite Kid Activities Pinboard for more ideas.

On pajama day, unwind.

3. Relax

Taking time to unwind is essential for pajama days. All of that fun is fantastic for children, but we all need some quiet rest in our lives. So grab a couple of books, indulge in some screen time, and sit back and relax with one another.

If you must watch something on the screen, keep it brief. We allow 30 minutes every day, but we will work with you to determine what works best for your family.

On pajama day, go outside.

4. Step Outside

When my sons grow antsy, I take them outdoors to provide them a safe location to run about and have a good time. It’s far superior to doing it in the house!

Don’t be scared to take a break from your day and go outside to play in your jammies. Running around outside in their jammies is like a wonderful treat for my guys because it’s not something we do very frequently. Being able to go barefoot in the grass is an added bonus.

On Pajama Day, stay at home.

5. Maintain Your Comfort

Of course, the most crucial aspect of pajama day is being comfortable in your jammies all day. Gymboree provided us with these adorable Eric Carle-inspired pajamas. They are quite comfortable and have quickly become my four-year-favorite old’s pair of pajamas. He loved that his pants had letters on them…a he’s little letter obsessive right now

The key to a good pajama day is to be creative, play along, and have fun!

So, tell me, what do you prefer to do in your pajamas?

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