Inside: This is a collection of our favorite Star Wars activities: from science & math to engineering & crafts, from sensory bins and yummy treats to Star Wars paper projects, language arts, and printables. There’s something for every little Jedi in the universe.
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when the obsession began. One day I was looking at the retreating back of my child, stalking off in a huff because my husband suggested we watch a Star Wars movie. “I don’t like that stuff! It lacks common sense!” were his exact words.
And yet… the next thing I knew?
It was a full out mania.
The problem was that once I sat down to watch that first Star Wars movie with my family, I was… well, to say that I was disappointed is an understatement: I was appalled. My life was too valuable to waste on watching a bunch of adults running around in Halloween costumes shooting each other with blasters. Barf. I had to agree with my son’s original assessment, “It lacked all common sense.”
But, by default, my son’s obsession became a huge part of my life. I was forced to watch the movies. I was asked to develop theories regarding the characters’ choices. And I had to sit through hours of mind-numbing discussions about the finer points of the design of different battle vehicles. I even read aloud all of the original books – The New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
Begrudgingly though, I had to admit to many benefits of this mania. Star Wars became the first books my son was eager to read on his own. The games that he staged with his Star Wars LEGO pieces exercised his imagination, creativity, and even commitment (his stories could last weeks!). And he developed the ability to memorize foreign words like “boffin” and “Esehigi” at a speed I didn’t know was possible.
Thus, reluctantly at first, but with more enthusiasm over the years, I became that mom who is always on the lookout for an exciting Star Wars project or a well-put-together Star Wars-themed lesson plan.
And when I couldn’t find one, I was ready to invent it.
When my kids were learning about magnets, I came up with the Defying Gravity activity that my kids still refer to as “that cool thing mom showed us with magnets” (FYI: it’s been readers’ favorite for a while too). And recently, when my kids were exploring Potential and Kinetic Energy, my kids and I did some awesome Energy of Motion simulations with Yoda and a LEGO Wheel Droid Vehicle.
So, if you are looking for an amazing list of educational activities to support your Star Wars-obsessed child then you are in the right place. While there are a great many Star Wars-themed activities out there, not all of them are exciting. Here we’ve gathered the ones we find most worthy.
Let’s dig in.
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Star Wars Science
Expand both your child’s scientific horizons and their knowledge base with the following hands-on science activities. From gravity to the energy of motion, from chemical reactions to escape rooms, your children will have so much fun they won’t realize they’re learning some serious scientific concepts.
Magnet Science: Defying Gravity / Kid Minds
Yoda Experiment: The Energy of Motion / Kid Minds
Star Wars Sound Vibrations Experiment / Fizzics Education
Jawa With Light Up Led Eyes / Bitter Betty Blogs
Star Wars Astronomy / Share It! Science
Circular Motion with Star Wars / From Engineer to SAHM
Erupting Death Star / Little Bin For Little Hands
What is Force? / Kristin Moon Science
Galaxy Sugar Crystal / Stemsational
Star Wars Escape Room / Life With Moore Babies
Star Wars Engineering
Everything human-made is created by engineers. Engineers design, build, and maintain structures, engines, and machines. They can even create solutions to protect and improve the quality of the natural environment.
What I love about hands-on engineering activities is that they stimulate kids’ creativity and critical thinking skills. And you never know… what starts as a simple project in the middle of your living room floor could morph into a life-long passion.
Ewok Catapult / Kid Minds
Building Challenge Game / Sunshine and Hurricane
Basic Bricks Lego Star Wars Ideas / Little Bins for Little Hands
Life-Size Phone Controlled Beach Ball BB8 Droid / Instructables
LEGO C3 PO Building Instructions / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
R2-D2 Building Instructions / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Civil Engineering Site Considerations / Teachers Pay Teachers
Star Wars Crafts
Crafts can teach children a tremendous amount of useful skills: focus and concentration, problem-solving, and seeing things through to the end. Some crafts are intense, like making an X-wing fighter from office supplies. Other crafts are relaxing and meditative, like Crayon Resist Death Star. Show your kids this list and see what captures their imagination.
Star Wars Sculptures from Water Putty / Kid Minds
Led-activated Lightsaber cards / Left Brain Craft Brain
Crayon Resist Death Star / Fun A Day
Easy Yoda Craft / Coffee Cups & Crayons
X-Wing Fighter from Office Supplies / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Star Wars Finger Puppets / The Idea Room
Toilet Paper Roll Space Shuttle Craft / I Heart Crafty Things
Darth Vader Craft Stick Puzzle / Crafts on Sea
Light Saber Pool Noodles / Muddy Boots
Endor Scene Terrarium / Creo Photography
Star Wars Shadow Puppets / Childhood 101
Yoda Card Craft / Simple Everyday Mom
Toilet Paper Tube Star Wars Characters / Hello, Wonderful
Recycled Droids / All For The Boys
DIY Polymer Clay Yoda Tutorial / Mama Smiles
Star Wars Sensory
When I set out to find the best Star Wars-themed sensory activities for my kids, I wanted them to be both easy to set up and fun. From slime and oobleck to sensory bins and playdough, the following activities will give your children something really cool to play with without requiring you to take half your day gathering supplies and putting it together.
BB-8 Inspired Playdough / Left Brain Craft Brain
Free Han Solo from “carbonite” / Fun A Day
Glowing Star Wars Lightsaber Bottles / Little Bins for Little Hands
Star Wars Playdough Kit / MamaPapaBubba
Star Wars Slime / The Farm Girl Gabs
Galaxy Oobleck / Nerdy Mamma
Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin / Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
What I love about paper is that its humble form offers never-ending possibilities. You can cut it, fold it, glue it. You can turn it into a bookmark, an airplane, or even the Millennium Falcon.
How to make origami Millenium Falcon / Gizmodo
Star Wars Cubes / Kid Minds
Darth Vader Bookmark / Red Ted Art
Star Wars Snowflakes Patterns / Anthony Herrera Designs
Clone Wars 3D Paper Craft / Cube Ecraft
Star Wars Paper Airplanes / Royal Baloo
Paper Mache Death Star / The Nerd Nest
Star Wars Printables
Printable activities are a great way to go when you need a few minutes to yourself. Your kids are busy, learning, and having fun, while you are free to concentrate your focus elsewhere. Everyone is happy!
Printable Activities for Your Young Jedi / Read Brightly
Exciting Printable Activity Kits / The Review Wire
Decoding Fun / Rock Your Homeschool
Star Wars Daily Math / 3 Dinosaurs
Unit Study / 3 Boys and a Dog
Star Wars I Spy Activity Printables / Little Bins For Little Hands
Princess Leia Color By Number / Coloring Squared
Star Wars Coloring Pages / Real Life At Home
Star Wars Bingo Game / Paper Trail Design
Codebreakers / Teaching Squared
Color By Note Music Worksheets / Making Music Fun
Star Wars Mazes / Rock Your Homeschool
Unit Study for Middle School / Year Round Homeschooling
Star Wars Math
The Star Wars theme makes fractions and multiplication practice much more exciting. Your kids will be begging to do more!
Star Wars Math 7-day challenge / Kid Minds
Star Wars Coordinates Worksheets / 3 Boys and a Dog
Star Wars Monopoly / Affiliate Link
Star Wars Multiplication Pack / Royal Baloo
Pictorial Mathematical Equations / My Modern Met
Star Wars Pythagorean Theorem Worksheets / 3 Boys & a Dog
Math Puzzles / Mush Up Math
Stormtrooper Fractions / 3 Dinosaurs
Practice Addition & Subtraction With LEGO Minifigures / Inspirational Laboratories
Star Wars Language Arts
These activities are a great way to encourage kids to improve their language skills. Both younger and older kids can have fun with grammar, spelling, reading, and writing.
Star Wars Grammar by Yoda / Grammarly
Write Your Own Star Wars Stories with Story Dice / Deceptively Educational
Exciting Printable Writing Prompts / Frugal Fun For Boys And Girls (my son loves this one!)
Star Wars Bedtime Stories / Mama Smiles
Tackle Syntax With Yoda / New York Times Learning
Sight Word Game / Playdough to Plato
Sight Word Cards / Learning 4 Kids
Star Wars Creature Creator / Twinkl
2nd grade Writing / Affiliate Link
Spelling Test Printables / Blessed Beyond A Doubt
Star Wars Readers / Affiliate Link
Star Wars Treats
As you already know, Star Wars books and movies have inspired a great many recipes and tasty treats. Did you already try something? We once tried to make Millennium Falcon-shaped pizza… it was a disaster. The treats that made our list today are impossible to screw up. May the forks be with you!
Death Star Watermelon / Make Zine
Jawa Vegan Cupcakes / Just Jenn Recipes
Bacon Bantha Kabobs Recipe / Smart Fun DIY
Darth Maul Quinoa Salad / Star Wars
BB-8 Cupcakes / Baking Mischief
Star Wars Cookie Cutters / Affiliate Link
Star Wars Snacks / Candy Store
Wookie Shake / Left Brain Craft Brain
Blue Milk From Tatooine / Red Head Baby Mama
I hope these activities bring some joy to you and your kids. And if you get a spare moment, please let me know what caught your attention on this list!