What fun collection of Star Wars activities to add to your holiday activities for preschoolers! Of course, these ideas aren’t just for preschoolers. Other kids (and adults!) who love Star Wars are sure to get a kick out them.
These Star Wars Day activities are perfect for those celebrating May the 4th! But I can tell you from experience that they’re just as fun year-round too.
You’ll find science, sensory, and math May the 4th activities below. There are also crafty ideas, and even a few Star Wars themed treats to share with the kids.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . .” (More accurately, years ago in a small town in the States . . .)
My son fell in love with Star Wars. I knew it would happen, so I wasn’t taken by surprise that he fell for the much-loved classic movies.
He comes by his geekiness honestly. Although I must admit that he loves the series more than I do (when I was younger I was much more of a . . . *gasp!* . . . Trekkie).
In addition to my son, I’ve had a variety of students who loved Star Wars. Even if the preschoolers hadn’t seen the movies, their parents’ interests led to many a Star Wars discussion in my classroom. So between my son and my students, I’ve tried a ton of May the 4th activities!
Star Wars Activities
One of the great thing about so many people loving Star Wars is that there are tons of ideas floating around for kids!
So I put together this amazing list of Star Wars activities the kiddos can play and learn with throughout the year. Not just on May the 4th!
Science and Sensory Ideas
Let’s start with some Star Wars activities focused in on sensory play and science!
Make molten lava slime the kids can use to reenact Obi-Wan and Anakin’s duel on Mustafar.
Free Han Solo and his pals from “carbonite” using chemical reactions in this awesome Star Wars LEGO science activity.
Put together an X-Wing and Death Star sensory small world for the kids to play in.
Make light up cards for May 4th like Left Brain Craft Brain did.
Construct C3PO and R2D2 out of LEGO bricks following Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls’ instructions.
Break out the Star Wars play dough kit like Mama.Papa.Bubba.
Host a Star Wars-themed paper airplane comparison test inspired by Royal Baloo.
Star Wars Crafts
Next up are some art and craft ideas to add to your list of Star Wars activities.
Grab the crayons and make a crayon resist Death Star to decorate the house.
Make Play Trains’ mini light sabers for kids to use with their stuffed animals.
Let the kids pretend to be Yoda with a simple paper plate craft from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Paint Lemon Lime Adventures’ Star Wars flowerpots for the back porch.
Make some Star Wars window clings from The Joys of Boys.
Try your hand at making one of Red Ted Art’s Darth Vader bookmarks.
The kids will love making Raising Whasians’ BB-8 craft.
Literacy and Math Star Wars Activities
We can’t forget math and literacy! Check out some great Star Wars-themed learning ideas below.
Work on early literacy skills with a free Star Wars printable pack from 3 Dinosaurs.
Use Star Wars themed word-picture matching cards to explore language like Carrots Are Orange.
Grab some mini-figures for Star Wars LEGO math from Inspiration Laboratories.
Grab some mini light sabers and set up math equations like Carrots Are Orange did for her Star Wars loving boys.
Work on letter formation with JDaniel4’s Mom’s Star Wars printables.
Make a Star Wars-Inspired countdown from Our Kerrazy Adventure.
And we can’t forget about some sweet treats to complement the Star Wars activities, right?!
Check out what JDaniel4’s Mom’s amazing Star Wars lunch.
Make Stormtrooper cupcakes with these easy directions from Spaceships and Laser Beams.
Have a go at Totally the Bomb’s awesome Princess Leia cupcakes.
Try not to eat all of these Star Wars gummy snacks from Natural Beach Living while you’re making them.
Make some of Two Sisters’ lightsaber pretzels. They’re delicious!
More Collections of Star Wars Activities for Children
Find some cool Death Star Star Wars crafts and activities we featured on Fun-A-Day.
Pop over to my Star Wars Pinterest board for more ideas.
Do you have any Star Wars activities to add? Any favorites from your kiddos?
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Originally published April 28, 2017. Updated with a few more ideas and pictures.