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!
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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
- Polymer Clay Yoda
- Perler bead Princess Leia
- Perler bead R2-D2
- Pool Noodle Light Sabers
- Star Wars Death Star Pinata
- Sponge Printed Death Star
- Crochet Yoda
- Yoda Paper Bag Puppet
- BB-8 Paper Plate Craft
- Chewbacca Stuffed Doll
- Star Wars Yoda Shape Craft
- R2D2 Trash Can
- DIY Star Wars Peg Doll Toys
- Star Wars Toilet Tube Craft
- Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets
- Star Wars R2D2 Craft
- American Girl Doll Star Wars Outfit
Star Wars Food
Storm Trooper Star Wars Cupcakes
Star Wars Kids’ Play Activities
- Star Wars Stop Motion
- How to Tell Star Wars Bedtime Stories and Star Wars Bedtime Stories
- Make Your Own Star Wars Landscapes
- LEGO Star Wars Molten Lava Slime for Kids
- Creating Stories with LEGO Star Wars
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.
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 celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th?
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MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
13 thoughts on “Star Wars Fun for Families”
This is such a fun post! I’ll have to keep these ideas in mind for next year! Love the snack ideas!
What a great round up. My husband and I are big fans but somehow my kids never got into Star Wars. We are hoping the latest movies coming out will change that!
So fun! We have a gal working with us here in SA that LOVES Star Wars. She’s planning a Star Wars party tomorrow night!
I’m not a huge Star Wars fan but my sisters’ families are. I’ll be sending them the link. Great ideas!
Thanks for sharing!
It cracks me up that my daughter knows the story line but absolutely refuses to watch the movies. I guess she will discover Star war one day as a teenager :)
Does she explain why she refuses to watch? I found them pretty violent as a kid, but I loved Mark Hamill’s gymnastics.
Can’t wait to see what you guys decide to make! My husband is a huge Star Wars fan and I follow along a little but not as much as him. At work, people are dressing up on May 4th and they’re showing the movie and having pizza and prizes for costumes! Can’t wait to see what they all dress up as. Me, I might bring my little Yoda toy and wear a storm troopers t-shirt.
You can’t go wrong with a toy Yoda!
I’m a huge Star Wars fan having watched it many times with my friends in high school. However Jeff is not, and the prequel trilogy really did not help his opinion any.
Yeah, the prequel trilogy didn’t build much of a fan base, I’m afraid…
Suzy’s balance scale is very clever!
For some reason I had never heard “May the 4th” be with you. Too funny! My kids had their picture taken with people dressed up as Darth Vader and Sandtroopers downtown this last weekend even though they don’t know the characters at all. I need to get that picture off Ben’s phone so I can post it on the 4th! :) Ben and I enjoy the movies and I’m sure we’ll introduce our kids to them when they are older.
I thought it was a very cool idea!
I’m looking forward to seeing that picture of your kids – my kids will love it!