Did you know that May 4th is Star Wars Day? May the fourth be with you! (Get it?) Add this day to your list of fun holidays and celebrate with these may the fourth be with you activities!
When is Star Wars Day?
Star Wars Day 2020 is on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Who created Star Wars Day?
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?
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 do you do on Star Wars Day?
- Watch Star Wars movies
- Attend a Star Wars Day event or convention
- Dress up as a Star Wars franchise character
- Play Star Wars trivia
- Wear some Star Wars gear
- Make Star Wars inspired food
- Do Star Wars Day crafts
- Play Star Wars board games
- Make Star Wars party drinks
- Read Star Wars books
See more ideas on how to celebrate Star Wars Day below. KEEP SCROLLING!
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 — a play on words for Revenge of the Sith. Fans can “pass over to the dark side” for one day.
Here’s what our contributor Jesse Murphy has to say about how her family celebrates Star Wars Day:
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?
Anyway . . .
Why May 4th Star Wars Day?
The 4th of May has been officially declared as Star Wars Day! The day was chosen as a play on the Star Wars movie phrase, “May the force be with you.” So, the day of May 4th was designated as “May the Fourth Be With You.”
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.
10 SUPER FUN Star Wars Day Activities
Star Wars Day Activities #1: Molten Lava 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.
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!
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.
Star Wars Day Activities #7: Star Wars Coloring Pages
Get artistic with some coloring!
Also for your Young Padawans, print out these awesome Star Wars coloring pages!
Star Wars Day Activities #8: Build A Real Lightsaber
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 dollar store, you can make your own real Lightsaber.
Star Wars Day Activities #9: Make Star Wars Snacks
Did someone say snack time?
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.
And last but not least…
Star Wars Day Activities #10: Lightsaber Tag
Get outside and enjoy the lovely spring weather by playing some Star Wars Lightsaber tag!
Grab some pool noodles, black duct tape, and bam! You are all set!
I hope you have enjoyed this post and May the Fourth and the Force be with you for your Star Wars Day!
Hey, I’m Jesse Murphy, 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 and give me a follow on Instagram @JesseJaneBlogs!