Here are some fun ways to celebrate Star Wars Day as a family!
May 4th means May the 4th [Force] Be With You for Star Wars fans! Long term readers know that my husband Mike and our four kids are moderately Star Wars obsessed. The kids hear nightly Star Wars inspired bedtime stories, they draw Star Wars figures (Emma drew this Baby Yoda with she was six years old), and they make Star Wars figures out of Hama beads. Today I have put together a collection of fun ideas of ways for families to celebrate Star Wars Day! The ideas have been organized into topical linkies (because we are geeks, after all). Be sure to check out Mike’s Star Wars Bedtime Stories tips – both the 2013 edition and the 2014 edition!
Star Wars Fun for Families
Does your family love Star Wars as well? Here is your chance to share your fun activities! You can link up as many posts as you like, but we do ask that you link each post in only one category. Have fun celebrating May 4th with your kids!
Star Wars Crafts
- Perler bead Princess Leia from Mama Smiles
- Perler bead R2-D2 from Brain Power Boy
- Pool Noodle Light Sabers from East Coast Mommy
- Star Wars Death Star Pinata from East Coast Mommy
- Sponge Printed Death Star from Crafts on Sea
- Crochet Yoda from Mama Smiles
- Yoda Paper Bag Puppet from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops
- BB-8 Paper Plate Craft from Silly Fun Time
- Chewbacca Stuffed Doll from Make
- Star Wars Yoda Shape Craft from Toddler Approved
- R2D2 Trash Can from Kids Activities Blog
- DIY Star Wars Peg Doll Toys from Filth Wizardry
- Star Wars Toilet Tube Craft from Hello, Wonderful
- Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets from Make and Takes
- Star Wars R2D2 Craft from Mom Inspired Life
- American Girl Doll Star Wars Outfit from Arts and Crafts for Your American Girl Doll
Star Wars Food
- Death Star by Chocolate from Club Adipose
- Chewbacca Chocolate Cake from Club Adipose
- Storm Trooper Star Wars Cupcakes from The Jenny Evolution
Star Wars Kids’ Play Activities
- Star Wars Stop Motion from Mama Smiles
- How to Tell Star Wars Bedtime Stories and Star Wars Bedtime Stories from Mama Smiles
- Make Your Own Star Wars Landscapes from Planet Smarty
- LEGO Star Wars Molten Lava Slime for Kids from Fun-a-Day
- Creating Stories with LEGO Star Wars from Mama Smiles
These Star Wars themed books are fun to read with kids! I have to say, that it is quite clear the author, Jeffrey Brown has sons but no daughters. The first book is, by far, our favorite.
- Darth Vader and Son
- Vader’s Little Princess
- Goodnight Darth Vader
- Jedi Academy
- Darth Vader and Friends
You can also learn how to turn classic picture books into Star Wars stories!
Did you grow up watching Star Wars? My siblings all used to watch it every single time we went to my grandparents’ house. As much as my kids enjoy the characters, they still haven’t seen the full-length films – just a few carefully chosen clips.
May 4th is Mike’s day in our house, and he will be back on Monday to share some Star Wars Family Fun!
How are you planning to spend May 4th?