Star Wars Day
One of the biggest film franchises in the world; spanning over 9 full-length live-action films, a handful of amazing animated films and tv shows and more backstory than even an Imperial Star Destroyer would be able to carry!
Celebrate May the 4th in a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
Back during its initial release in 1977, Star Wars managed to capture the hearts and imagination of audiences the world over! And so today we celebrate the effect that this film series has had on the world, the date being chosen for its pun on the famous catchphrase “May The Force Be With You” – “May The Fourth Be With You”.
One of the great things about so many people loving Star Wars is that there are tons of amazing ideas floating around for kids!
So I put together this amazing list of Star Wars activities that can be used in a classroom on May the 4th!
Make an up-cycled Ewok House!
A little home or even just a simple door magically appears in front of a tree, and sometimes little treats or notes accompany it. Imaginations run wild thinking about who could live inside. It’s a delight for people of all ages who come across the tiny bit of wonder.
Make your own little piece of magic with a dash of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with this how-to for an Ewok house! You’ll reuse an empty plastic container by turning it into a rustic home that would fit right into a neighbourhood in Bright Tree Village. Celebrate Star Wars Day, Earth Day or any day with this upcycling DIY!
Take a look at this link here to read how to go about making your own Ewok House!
Star Wars Pilot Planters
With Summer just around the corner for many, it might be time to get the ol’ gardening paraphernalia out of the shed and get to work making the outdoor look just as fantastical as the indoor.
A great addition to any space for Star Wars Day, these plant pots are sure to make your garden or classroom look like they’re from “a galaxy far far away“
To get started, take a look at the official Star Wars website for guidance on how to make your own Star Wars inspired plant pot designs.
What would be a Star Wars celebration without trying your hand at some Star Wars inspired recipes.
Don’t worry, blue milk or roasted Porg are not needed for these recipes thankfully!
Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins
Making banana bread at home is all the rage these days. A quick bread thrown together with leftover bananas is an easy bake no matter where you are in the galaxy. Even some Jedi Knights have a taste for sweets, and these little muffins are perfect for fighting those cravings.
Take a look here for a quick and easy recipe straight from the official Star Wars website.
Soooo about that blue milk…
Blue Milk Pudding!
These little cups of happiness are easy to make with items you have in your cupboard, no Bantha milk required!
Thankfully they are also pretty quick and easy to make – take a look here.
Star Wars and Science
Ever since the first film released over 40 years ago, all the way back in 1977, the STEM community has been enthralled by the ideas that George Lucas and his team have presented to the world.
Lightsabers, light-speed travel, life on other planets, robots, AI and many many more ideas.
But how many of these things can and will become a reality? Have some of them already occurred?
Check out Science and Star Wars, the new show where we use real-world science to explore a galaxy, far, far away.
Star Wars Reading Area & Display
If you’re looking for some inspiration to help make reading more fun and engaging for kids in their own time, why not try and a splash of creativity to a spare section of the classroom and make a dedicated reading area where they would be able to solely focus on their favourite books. Or create a wall display where children could pin up their favourite pieces of work that they’ve made.
Have a Great Day!
I hope you all have a fun filled day taking part in Star Wars Day!
Make sure to tag us on social media with any photos from the day 🙂
If you have any great teaching ideas for this topic, feel free to comment below (they might even get added to the topic calendar!)