Star Wars Day celebration ideas for kids? May Fourth is a fun holiday for kids and adults! Celebrate with these May the fourth be with you Star Wars activities printable and worksheets resources, Star Wars crafts, Star Wars science and sensory play (STEM fun educational activities) for a unit study or project-based homeschooling, theme party snacks and more!
Star Wars Day Celebration Ideas For Classroom and Star Wars Day Home Learning Activities
So, what do you do on Star Wars Day? Whether you’re looking for Star Wars activities for preschool / Star Wars Day for kindergarten and up in the classroom or homeschool, or just fun May 4th activities for the family, we have something for you! (Yes, even Star Wars activities for adults!) You can even use these ideas for Star Wars 100th day of school or if it’s Star Wars Day and a birthday or your own Star Wars Day holiday!
How do you celebrate Star Wars Day?
Activities For Star Wars Day:
- Make your own DIY lightsabers
- Watch Star Wars movies
- Attend a Star Wars Day event or convention (search: Star Wars events near me)
- Make your own Star Wars cake or snack
- Dress up as a Star Wars franchise character
- Play Star Wars trivia
- Make a DIY galaxy sensory jar or bin
- Compete in fun quizzes about the Star Wars movie series
- Wear some Star Wars gear
- Get gooey with Star Wars lava slime play
- Complete a Star Wars activity pack as part of your learning for the day
- Make Star Wars inspired food
- Create your own Baby Yoda ears
- Make an R2D2 craft
- Do some Star Wars science / STEAM activities
- Have fun with Star Wars activities printable coloring pages / Star Wars Day worksheets / Star Wars Day printables (make your own unit Star Wars lesson plans!)
- Have a co-op or group? Use Star Wars themed team building activities for the day
- Do Star Wars Day crafts
- Bake Darth Vader cookies for treats for Star Wars Day
- Create a Yoda puppet bag to celebrate Happy Star Wars Day Baby Yoda!
- Make a Star Wars fortune teller (get the Star Wars printable pdf for it here)
- Play Star Wars board games
- Make Star Wars party drinks
- Do fun, educational activities for Star Wars Day
- Look for Star Wars Day exclusives and Star Wars Day reveals from retailers and gaming platforms (for Star Wars Day video game deals)!
- Read Star Wars books
See more ideas on how to celebrate Star Wars Day, Star Wars Day event ideas, and Star Wars Day resources below. KEEP SCROLLING for fun Star Wars Day in May activities!
Before we get to the fun Star Wars May 4th activities and how to add Star Wars homeschool and classroom fun, let’s discuss how it all started, some Star Wars Day history, and fun Star Wars Day facts…
When is Star Wars Day?
Is May 4 Star Wars Day? Star Wars Day date 2022 is on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. It is on May 4th (May Fourth) every year to honor “May the Fourth Be With You” as a play on “May The Force Be With You.”
Why is Star Wars Day celebrated?
If you’re wondering is Star Wars Day real, the answer is YES! Star Wars Day is celebrated by awesome nerds and geeks all over who love the Star Wars films by George Lucas (starting in 1977). It was created to watch the movies, dress up as favorite Star Wars characters, play games, and create full event celebrations for Star Wars.
Who created Star Wars Day?
When did star wars day begin? Star Wars Day and May the Fourth Be With You was created by fans of the Star Wars movie franchise. George Lucas and Lucasfilm did not create the day. It was started on this date because May the Fourth Be With You is a play on words for May the Force Be With You.
Is Star Wars Day a national holiday?
Star Wars Day, or May 4th, is not a national holiday. It is an unofficial holiday started by fans of the Star Wars movie. It has been said that it is supported by George Lucas, Lucasfilm, and Disney as an holiday for May the Fourth Be With You.
When did May the 4th become Star Wars Day?
When did Star Wars day become a thing? The timeframe for the first celebration on May 4th is a little sketchy, but supposedly the first time the phrase “May the Fourth Be With You” was on May 4, 1979. It was reportedly used by Margaret Thatcher’s team to congratulate her on becoming the UK’s prime minister on May 4, 1979.
When did the first organized Star Wars Day occur?
The first Star Wars Day event was held on May 4, 2011. It was at the Underground Ground Cinema in Toronto, Ontario.
What does revenge of the fifth mean?
Some Star Wars fans have started recognizing the day after May 4th (Star Wars Day) as Revenge of the Fifth Day (Star Wars Day 5th) — a play on words for Revenge of the Sith. Fans can “pass over to the dark side” for one day.
So, you can celebrate Star Wars Day and Revenge of the 5th for two full days of Star Wars theme ideas!
But, what if you love Stars Wars and your kids… just don’t? (GASP.)
How can I get my child into Star Wars?
- Explain to them why you love Star Wars so much. (Maybe it’s a fun story from your childhood.)
- Binge the Star Wars movies together, complete with theme movie snacks and popcorn!
- Set up an outdoor movie screen and have a Star Wars screening under the stars.
- Get Star Wars Lego sets to create together.
- Play Star Wars games.
- Mix the movies with other space films.
- Do Star Wars Crafts like Star Wars bead projects, fold 3D paper starfighters, paint Baby Yodas, etc.
- Read books about Star Wars.
- Do a 1 for 1 trade: you play something they like then they do something you like Star Wars related.
- Make some Star Wars food and recipes.
- Have a Star Wars dress up day!
- Throw a fun Star Wars party as party of your Star Wars Day celebration ideas!
Little by little, you can make everyday is Star Wars Day in your house!
Star Wars Day Reading Activities to Rock Your Homeschool and Classroom
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Here’s what our contributor Jesse Murphy has to say about how her family celebrates Star Wars Day with some fun Star Wars activities for kids:
May the fourth be with you and welcome to this fun post all about our favorite Holiday… or maybe it’s just my favorite holiday?
How do we celebrate Star Wars Day?
If you have little ones, big ones, or medium-sized ones in your house that love everything Star Wars, then look no further than this post for all kinds of Star Wars Day themed fun!
Star Wars is a pretty big deal in our house, so I know that we will be participating in some of these activities and I am excited to share all the Jedi action with you!
Let’s dive right on in and get the party started with Star Wars activities for adults and kids alike and Star Wars Day how to celebrate — fun for Star Wars Day at school or home!
10 Star Wars-Inspired Activities for Kids for May 4th Celebration Ideas
Ideas for Star Wars Day…
Star Wars Day Activities #1: Molten Lava Slime
This Molten Lava Slime activity is perfect if your kids love slime!
(And, what kid doesn’t, I mean who are we kidding?)
Add in your favorite Star Wars Lego scenes!
Get all the deets on how to make the slime from Fun-A-Day!
Star Wars Day Activities #2: Paper Plate BB-8
This cute craft is for the Droid lovers!
Bring BB-8 to life with not much more than paper plates.
This cutie will be fun to put together and it’s super easy.
All the supplies and instructions can be found at Fun Learning Life.com.
Star Wars Day Activities #3: Darth Vader Craft Stick Puzzle
This is a DIY puzzle you create yourself using craft sticks, and a printed out picture of the man in black himself Darth Vader!
(cue in the iconic breathing noises)
If your kids love simple puzzles and creating things themselves, then this is a great activity.
Get all the info you need for the Darth Vader Puzzle right here!
NEED MORE? GRAB A DARTH VADER STENCIL TO MAKE YOUR OWN ART!
Star Wars Day Activities #4: Death Star Play Dough
If you have some time and some galaxy Play Dough, then this could be a really fun way to spend an afternoon!
Create and build your own Death Star and then, if you really want, you can blow it up too!
Find out how to turn your Play Dough into a Death Star by following the directions right here!
Star Wars Day Activities #5: Star Wars I Spy
This is an activity I know my son will love!
(He is always wanting to play I, Spy!)
So if your kiddos are I, Spy lovers, too then here is a super fun Star Wars version.
Star Wars Day Activities #6: Yoda Puppet
For the littlest ones in your house, this may be the perfect project.
Make a Yoda puppet using a plate, paper, glue, and pens.
Follow the directions found at Coffee Cups & Crayons.com.
Then, make your own Baby Yoda Star Wars perler beads craft — a fun Yoda craft for kids of all ages!
Star Wars Day Activities #7: Star Wars Coloring Pages
Get artistic with some free Star Wars worksheets to color / Star Wars Day coloring pages packs!
For your Young Padawans, print out these awesome Star Wars coloring pages/ Star Wars printable worksheets.
You may also like a fun Star Wars Day word search!
Star Wars Day Activities #8: Build DIY Lightsaber for Star Wars Play Battles
Now this one will really get the kids excited!
You can build a Lightsaber that actually works!
Using a few simple items found at your local store, you can make your own real Lightsaber.
Not up for the project, but still want in on the light saber fun? GET YOUR OWN LIGHTSABER PACK HERE!
Star Wars Day Activities #9: Make a Star Wars Day Menu
Did someone say snacks for Star Wars Day for Star Wars meals at home or school!
Have a Star Wars Day homeschool party, classroom party, or just fun Star Wars at home party with theme food for Star Wars Day!
These super simple Tie Fighter snacks will be a yummy addition to your Star Wars Day celebration! Learn how to make them as well as lots of other fun Star Wars inspired snacks.
Make an entire menu that includes theme drinks for Star Wars Day and themed treats for Star Wars Day.
Star Wars Day Activities #10: Lightsaber Tag
Get outside and enjoy the outdoors by playing some Star Wars Lightsaber tag!
Grab some pool noodles, black duct tape, and bam! You are all set!
Star Wars Day Activities #11: Play Star Wars Day Games
You can use these for Star Wars game room ideas or a night of Star Wars family games challenges!
Star Wars Themed Games Ideas:
- Star Wars MadLibs
- Star Wars Trouble
- Mandalorian Card Game
- Star Wars Escape Room
- Classic Star Wars Trivia (fun if you’re looking for Star Wars learning games!)
- Star Wars Snack Time
What are your Star Wars Day traditions and fun Star Wars Day ideas?
I hope you have enjoyed this post and May the Fourth and the Force be with you for your Star Wars Day! Sending you happy Star Wars Day wishes!
Jesse Murphy is a single homeschooling mom and blogger from remote California who would love to connect with you! Feel free to subscribe to my blog for single moms and mompreneurs.
So, if you’re wondering is May 4th a special day? YES! It’s Star Wars Day! Happy Star Wars Day May the 4th be with you!