One of my favorite days is May 4th! Not sure what that has to do with Star Wars? Say “May the Fourth” several times quickly… sounds like “May the Force,” right?! (As in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s famous line “May the Force be with you.”) That is why Star Wars fans rejoice and celebrate on May 4th. What better way to do that than with a Star Wars Lesson plan that includes fun STEM activities, like making objects levitate, learning about the speed of light and tons of fun Lego challenges. We also found the best Star Wars DIY arts and craft projects and literally hundreds of free, printable worksheets to work on reading, math, writing and even music!
Need a motivator to get your kids to behave today? I even found this Star Wars behavior assessment sheet that determines if your child has “the force” or is part of “the dark side.” As a special treat, if my kids end up not being on “the dark side,” they will get to pick their own Star Wars Workbooks (how fun are these?!) at the end of the day.
🧪 Star Wars STEM Science Experiments for Kids
There are tons of great Star Wars science experiments to choose from!
- Suspend objects in mid-air using real electrical charges, just like a real Jedi, with this Star Wars Jedi Force Levitator.
- Build a Star Wars Galaxy, learn to program droids and create a far, far away Star Wars Game by writing your own computer program with Code.org’s Star Wars Hour of Code.
- For our younger kids, this is a fun science experiment where you rescue Star Wars Mini-Figurines from frozen ice!
- Make your own DIY Star Wars Moon dough here.
- Or how about making this Star Wars Death Star Play Dough?
- How fast is the speed of light? Let’s learn about it while doing the STEM activity in the video below.
- Place all of these Lego Star Wars Challenges into a container, close your eyes, and pick one! Then let your child’s imagination run wild!
- Learn about force and friction with this “May the Force Be With You” hands-on experiment with worksheets.
- Compare the features of Coruscant and Tatooine with this fun activity to learn about site considerations within Civil Engineering.
- For our older kids, read this article about the physics behind space battles, as seen in Star Wars (this has me totally geeking out!).
🥣 Star Wars Kids Recipes
I love to incorporate recipes and fun food ideas into lesson plans! Here are some great Star Wars recipes that your kids can help with and will love to eat!
- The cutest appetizer would be these Baby Yoda Deviled Eggs.
- For the main course, you can make BB-8 Quesadillas like this.
- The beverage is choice is Star Wars Blue Milk (Frost Bantha Milk), which you can make here.
- Kids love making trail mix, and this Star Wars Snack Mix (complete with lightsabers) is awesome!
- Are you more of a full-size pretzel rod family? Try this Lightsaber Pretzel Rod Recipe.
- Want to get your kiddo to eat more vegetables? Serve them with Jabba the hummus like this.
- For dessert, serve these Princess Leia Oreo Truffles (and please invite me over!).
- Another fun recipe are the Star Wars Mini Pizzas show in the video below.
📚 Free Star Wars Reading Worksheets
If you have not read the Star Wars novels, you are in luck! You can hear some of them for free on Amazon’s Audible, including The Rise of Skywalker. Then, take your pick from these free, printable Star Wars worksheets and reading materials!
- Preschool & Younger
- We found a Star Wars Preschool Pack of worksheets that is complete with pre-reading, pre-writing and counting exercises. There are so many pages, that it is split up into part 1 and part 2.
- Print these Star Wars Emergent Readers books to practice your reading skills. These would be great for Kindergartners as well.
- Kindergarten – 2nd Grades:
- Work on reading Star Wars Sign Words with these worksheets.
- Play this free, printable Star Wars card game that is very similar to Uno, but will help your child practice reading the sounds “er”, “ur”, “ir”, “ar”, and “or”.
- Star Wars read, build and write cards are a fun way to practice Star Wars words with vocabulary mats.
- I love these Star Wars homophone posters to work on learning the difference between words like “know,” “knew,” and “new.”
- Implement this Star Wars reading log to keep track of books that you read and to rank how much you like each book.
- Work on sorting words into alphabetical order with these Star Wars sorting cards.
- Just for fun, here are some Star Wars word games that give you formulas to “Find Your Star Wars Name.”
- 3rd – 5th Grades:
✏ Star Wars Printable Writing Worksheets
- Preschool & Younger
- Practice tracing letters with these Star Wars tracing and coloring pages.
- Kindergarten – 2nd Grade:
- Oh my goodness! You absolutely must use these Star Wars lined notebook papers (54 pages of free, printable templates) for all of your work in this lesson plan!
- Here’s another 20-page Star Wars reading and writing workbook.
- Make your own mini-book (there is both a princess and a Star Wars theme option) with this free printable.
- Write your own Star Wars acrostic poem with this Darth Vader worksheet, or this one featuring Yoda.
- Answer these Star Wars “Would You Rather” and “What Character Are You” cards by writing a sentence to answer each question.
- Complete this Star Wars Printable Activity Book full of fun stuff like a mad libs story, a word scramble and a maze.
- Make your own Star Wars story dice like this and have your children practice writing the sentences they create.
- Complete some of these Star Wars Word Search puzzles:
- 3rd – 5th Grade:
- The authors who write some of the Star Wars Books wrote these fantastic writing prompts to expand your imagination and to get your creativity flowing.
- Does your child know about Buddhism, Legalism, Taoism and Confucianism? If so, this worksheet lets you apply your history of various religions to the Star Wars Trilogy.
- Middle School
- A fun writing-related activity for everyone is to learn Yoda Grammar here, like “Much to learn, you still have” (as shown in the video clip below).
🧮 Free Star Wars Math Worksheets
- Kindergarten – 2nd Grades:
- Work on addition, subtraction, word problems, telling time on a clock, skip counting , even and odd sorting and more with this massive, free, printable Star Wars math workbook. It is 35 pages, so you may want to print just the pages you plan to work on, to save paper.
- Play this fun Star Wars game to work on recognizing odd and even numbers.
- Complete the addition or subtraction levels of these Star Wars 3CPO and R2D2 mystery pictures.
- Practice sorting addition and subtraction facts with this Star Wars Fact Sort.
- Cut and paste the numbers on this worksheet to create a picture of R2D2.
- I love the Montessori activities that incorporate Star Wars Light Sabers into these math activities.
- 3rd – 5th Grades:
- Complete the multiplication or division levels of these Star Wars 3CPO and R2D2 mystery pictures.
- Below is a video for our older kids that I absolutely had to include about solving a system equations (with a Star Wars inspiration)!
🖌 Star Wars DIY Crafts for Kids
- My kids love these Star Wards Folded Flyers, because you get to make your own awesome paper flyers (that have been tested to work by a team of aerodynamics experts, unlike the paper planes we make when left to our own devices).
- If you are more of an origami family, these Star Wars Origami projects are fun.
- We have a weakness for Perler Beads in our house, and this free Star Wars R2D2 perler bead pattern is amazing. If you don’t have any perler beads yet, you could also just use this Star Wars Perler Bead Kit.
- All you need are some pool noodles, duct tape and electrical tape to make these DIY lightsabers.
- Oh my word! Save this post and come back before Father’s Day! All you need are LED lights, plastic straws and 3V lithium batteries to make these light-up “You are My Father” Star Wars cards that are totally EPIC!
- Toilet paper may not be easy to come by, but what about empty toilet paper rolls? You can use them to make these Star Wars characters!
- What about empty milk jugs? Checkout how creative these milk jug storm trooper helmets are!
- How about making some Star Wars Paper Snowflakes? Pretty cool templates here.
- A great eye-hand coordination craft are these Star Wars Stitch Crafts, where you can sew Star War Helmets or Darth Vader’s Helmet into a paper card.
- Make your own Yoda out of colored paper with this free template.
- Is you kiddo into dressing up? Make these free, printable Star Wars Lucha Libre Masks!
- Need some quiet time? Here are 147 Star Wars coloring pages… that should buy you some time!
- Pick one of these great Art for Kids Hub drawing lessons to learn how to draw Luke Skywalker, Baby Yoda or Chewbacca.
Learn how to draw Luke Skywalker below.
Learn how to draw Baby Yoda below.
Learn how to draw Chewbacca below.
Star Wars Music Lessons for Kids
- Practice music theory with this Star Wars Note Naming worksheet.
- Interested in more music study? Here is a great interest led music study that explores the music of Star Wars.
Star Wars Exercise for Kids
And the most fun part… share a photo or video of your Star Wars STEM experiments, art projects, or any of your other fun activities on Facebook! Make sure to include a link to this website or to our Facebook Group and Facebook Page, so that we can see it too! I’ve purposefully added a lot of options for parents who need to keep their kiddos occupied for more time and to allow you to cater to your children’s preferences.