May the 4th be with you! Happy (almost) Star Wars Day.
I’m always up for making a fun theme day for my kids. Especially since we are spending so much extra time at home these days. One great way to differentiate all the endless days that run together is by celebrating some fun holidays we never even knew existed before.
Since my entire family is all about Star Wars right now, we are going to take full advantage of Star Wars Day on May 4th. In fact, we will probably have a whole week of Star Wars fun to celebrate!
What is Star Wars Day?
Star Wars Day is also known as Jedi day. The play on words of May the fourth and “may the force be with you” is the reason Star Wars Day is on May 4th every year.
Basically, its just an excuse to celebrate all things Star Wars! Yay!
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I’ve gathered a list of 11 fun Star Wars activities to celebrate May the Fourth with your kids.
How to Celebrate Star Wars Day with Kids
Have a Star Wars marathon
With 11 Star Wars movies available, the biggest decision for Star Wars day is which ones will you watch? Watching the original trilogy is always a favorite at my house, but there are so many other options too!
You can start at the beginning of the Star Wars era and watch all 11 movies in order of theatrical release date, or you could choose to watch the movies in chronological order.
You can also have a Star Wars cartoon marathon. Disney+ will be releasing the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on May 4th this year. All my kids elementary to middle school have throughly enjoyed this series!
And of course you can’t forget about The Mandalorian. My kids (actually the whole family) is obsessed with this new Star Wars cartoon series. Disney will also be airing the new season of The Mandalorian on May 4th.
Make a Star Wars craft
Get creative with some fun Star Wars crafts. My kids are obsessed with this adorable Baby Yoda, since they are all about The Mandalorian these days.
Or make one of these 42 kid friendly Star Wars crafts– you’ll find all kids of Star Wars crafts- death stars, several Baby Yoda craft choices, Princess Leia, Lightsabers and more!
Or choose a Star Wars craft kit for your kids. Remember Shrinky Dinks? Your kids will love making this Star Wars Shrink N’ Play Activity Set.
Or make 10 adorable felt Star Wars characters using this Star Wars Felt Kit.
This Klutz kit will have your kids making thumb prints and doodling Star Wars themes.
My son loves this Star Wars Folded Flyers Craft kit, which makes 30 paper Starfighters.
Make and eat Star Wars themed food
It can’t be a themed day without themed food, right!? These 11 Star Wars snack ideas are a great place to start. You’ll learn how to make lightsaber pretzels, Wookie cookies, and more.
For my son’s birthday last year we made Clone cupcakes. They were so easy. We just used a boxed cake mix and a can of white icing to make the cupcakes. Then use an edible food marker to draw clone faces on marshmallows. Then place the marshmallows on top of the cupcakes for quick and easy Clone cupcakes.
Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character
Get the whole family involved in dressing up as your favorite Star Wars characters. If you family is anything like mine, you probably have several Star Wars costumes in the dress up box!
If you don’t already have Star Wars costumes on hand get creative and see what you can come up with from what you already have at home. An oversized brown shirt and brown pants can quickly become Luke, or make yarn braided buns attached to a headband for Leia’s buns.
Make DIY light sabers
We love making DIY light sabers out of pool noodles. All you need is some pool noodles and Duct tape.
Cut a pool noodle in half, wrap a light saber handle at one end using silver Duct tape, then add a few button details with black Duct tape or electrical tape.
I send my kids out to the to battle each other with these light sabers- it keeps them busy for at least an hour!
Have a virtual light saber battle
Look for a light saber sound effect app for your devices in the app store. There are several free choices available. Kids have a blast having virtual lightsaber battles using the sound effects in the apps.
There are so many fun and creative ways to build something with the Star Wars theme. Grab your favorite blocks or building supplies and cooperatively create a Star Wars landscape for your kids’ mini-characters.
Or, have a family Star Wars building challenge and see who can make the best Star Wars themed item.
Legos are always a favorite for Star Wars building and creating. This Lego Star Wars Ideas book is a great way to start. It has more than 200 games, activities, and building ideas using Legos.
Or work together as a family to build a Lego Star Wars set:
Decorate your house in honor of Star Wars Day.
My kids and I made these fun Star Wars balloons for a recent Star Wars Party. All you need is white balloons and permanent markers. You can make various Clones or even BB8 using balloons and markers.
You can make decorations very simply- make a homemade banner, hang streamers, draw Clones and Darth Vader on solid sheets of construction paper and hang them on the refrigerator.
Listen to music
Set the tone of the day by listening to Star Wars music. You’ll find playlists and movie scores on all of your favorite music streaming services.
My kids love playing Star Wars background music while having light saber battles!
Read a book
There are several Star Wars books your kids will enjoy reading. You’ll find everything from picture books for younger kids to chapter books for your older kids and even visual Star Wars encyclopedias.
You can even call it language arts for the day!
Play a Game
Did you know that there are several Star Wars themed board games? My kids are obsessed with the Star Wars version of Guess Who.
Kids can also play Star Wars games on their favorite gaming system or device. There are several options for Star Wars game apps The Star Wars Lego app is a favorite here.
There are also games available on STEAM and most other gaming systems such as Xbox and Playstation.
May the fourth be with you!
Using this list of fun Star Wars activities your whole family is sure to enjoy Star Wars day at home together!