This summer, my kids and I are working our way through movies that correspond to rides at Disneyland. I was so excited to introduce my children to Star Wars. To keep the fun going, I rounded up a collection of Star Wars activities, Star Wars printables, Star Wars recipes, and more! Your children will have fun playing and learning with these Star Wars themed projects.
Star Wars Activities:
1. Design a Creature
One of my children’s favorite parts of Star Wars IV is the famous cantina scene. They love seeing all of the crazy creatures and interesting characters. After watching the film, I had each of them design their own new creature. The only rules were that they had to use their imagination and design something original, and that they had to give their creature/species a name.
Grab a pool noodle or two from your local dollar store, and create these absolutely adorable (and relatively painless) light sabers. Your little Padawans will have hours of fun with these.
3. Talk Like Yoda
This is a fun game to play as a family – even around the dinner table or in the car. The rules are simple – say everything the way Yoda would. Take turns speaking. If you slip up, and speak normally, you’re out. The last person still talking like Yoda wins. Accept the challenge you will.
Star Wars Books for Kids:
Star Wars fans (and even reluctant readers) may enjoy diving into a book featuring their favorite characters and plots from the Star Wars franchise. There are SO many out there to choose from, but I selected a few of my favorites.
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by DK Publishing
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown (*older kids)
Star Wars: Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Journey by Simon Beecroft (great Level 1 reader)
Star Wars: The Story of Darth Vader by Catherine Saunders (Level 3 reader)
Star Wars ABC by Scholastic Press
Star Wars: Phonics Boxed Set by Quinlan B. Lee (10 books and 2 workbooks)
Star Wars Lego: The Empire Strikes Out by Anthony Daniels
Star Wars Colors (board book)
Star Wars: What is a Wookie by Laura Buller
Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt! by Simon Beecroft (Level 1 reader)
Star Wars Learning Activities:
3Dinosaurs has created an absolutely ADORABLE selection of printables for young kids. There are over 90 pages to download and print, and the activities cover everything from math to literacy. If you have a young Jedi at home, he/she will love learning with these Star Wars worksheets.
Home School Creations has also created an absolutely adorable pack of printable worksheets and activities for you to download and print. From flashcards to games to early literacy activities, your little learner will love working on academic skills in a fun and thematic way.
I created a fun little worksheet to help your child work on sentence structure and capitalization in a FUN way. Your child will need to re-write the Yoda sentences using proper sentence structure. Have fun with this worksheet you will. =)
Star Wars Writing Prompts:
1. Would you rather be a Storm Trooper, a droid, or a Wookie? Why?
2. What does it take to be a good Jedi?
3. Which Star Wars creature would you most want for a pet/companion/sidekick? Why?
Star Wars Snacks:
1. Princess Leia’s Cinnamon Buns
This is a total cheat and easy way out – but my kids thought this was SUPER cool. (I mean really, they thought I was pretty clever…AND, I got to eat cinnamon rolls.)
2. Lightsaber Pretzel Rods
This is another easy treat. Grab a bag of the thicker pretzel rods. Melt almond bark or vanilla candy melts, and add your desired food coloring. Dip the pretzel rod in the colored melted candy. Super easy. You won’t even have to use the force.
*If you are really looking for something quick and easy, I have found Star Wars fruit snacks at my local grocery store. Pour a glass of lime Kool-aid and tell your kids they’re having “Yoda Soda” and it’s all good.
Star Wars Cookbooks:
I am OBSESSED with cookbooks. Who knew there were so many Star Wars themed cookbooks out there? I totally need one of these. You probably do too. Check them out!
Wookie Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis
Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies: The Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis
The Star Wars Cookbook II – Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes by Frankie Frankeny
Ice Sabers: 30 Chilled Treats Using the Force of Your Freezer! (Star Wars Cookbook) by Lara Starr
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