The AASM Foundation is joining the World Sleep Society to celebrate Word Sleep Day with an interactive activity for children and their parents and/or caregivers. This toolkit includes links to free educational resources and a coloring page for kids to fill in with crayons, markers, or paint. This fun activity allows grownups to review the materials with the child and discuss the importance of regular sleep for a healthy future.

Why is Sleep Important in Children?

Along with nutrition and exercise, healthy sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy sleep is especially important to a child’s growth and development. Children who sleep well are healthier and happier. They are also more alert and ready to learn in the classroom.1

Parents and caregivers play an important role in helping young children develop healthy sleep habits that will last a lifetime. With your help, this activity can help children understand that bedtime is the best time of the day.

In partnership with Young Minds Inspired, AASM introduces “Sleep Well” lesson plan and activities to help high school teachers educate 9th to 12th grade students about sleep.

Toolkit Activities to Celebrate World Sleep Day

  • Fill out the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s (AASM’s) Bedtime Calculator and discuss the importance of the bedtime routine tips for infants, children, and adults.
  • Color in our special World Sleep Day coloring page and discuss the importance of regular sleep for a healthy future.
  • Share your experience and pictures of the completed coloring pages on social media with the following hashtags: #aasmfoundation #worldsleepday
  • Tag and Follow us on twitter @AASMFoundation and @WorldSleep. The AASM Foundation is also on Instagram.

1American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accessed March 17, 2023.