After reading There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer I came up with a great idea to bring the book to life. To learn more about the book click here. The main character tucks his nightmare into bed and takes good care of him. I set up a little bed at the foot of Little M’s bed, thinking I would offer it up as a comfortable place for her nightmare to stay. We have spent the week making a Dream Jar and a Sweet Dream Catcher. After giving it some thought I decided that one more dream activity might be too much. Of course, there is no reason I can’t share this idea (and a couple more) with you!
what you need: There’s a Nightmare in My Closet ~ blanket ~ small box ~ little pillow ~ tiny toy
Read the book and talk about why the little boy would be able to sleep after taking care of the nightmare. Does the nightmare seem less scary when you take a minute to really think about it? Make a special little place for the nightmare to go, maybe even have your little one help you find the perfect spot! Make a plan of how to get the nightmare tucked in and sleeping soundly.
Here are a couple of solutions that might help as well.
If you want to make a dream catcher here is a great Dream Catcher tutorial.
What scary things are you fighting off? Share some of your best bad dream solutions!