Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You!

Do you have a classroom filled with
STAR WARS fans? Celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 with these activities!

Here's a way to bring the galaxy they love into your class and create a day filled with fun and learning!

Star Wars-Inspired Book Report Project
This book report poster project is inspired by "Star Wars" and can be used with any "Star Wars" book. It is suitable for grades 2 through 6. This project includes a "first draft" worksheet and two pages that can be easily put together to make an 11X16 poster for easy display. The book report has students cover various story elements including setting, characters, summary, the main idea, and details. 


Recommended Books


 Jeffrey Brown's Jedi Academy book series is an excellent series for younger students, and features some fun comic book-like artwork to go with the silly stories. The three books in the series are (links to get them from Amazon are included):

5 Minute Star Wars Stories is a great book for teachers to utilize in a busy classroom. There are 11 short stories covering all of the Star Wars films, including The Force Awakens. Written for younger readers and featuring fantastic art, the stories are a perfect solution when a teacher has a few extra minutes to fill. You can click here to order it.


 Classroom Ideas:

  • A day of fun and learning won't be complete without some incentives!
*The Star Wars Sticker Book comes with 300 stickers, perfect to reward students for a job well done! You can order a set of stickers by clicking here
*Star Wars Galactic Candy Mix - this 1 pound bag contains 100 bags of gluten free candy, which goes a long way in giving students a little treat. You can order a bag by clicking here.
*The Force Awakens Pencils puts the characters of the movie right in your students hands! 12 pencils come in each package, and you can order a pack by clicking here.


Maz Kanata Handprint Craft! and Kelly Knox of The St[art] Button have shared this cool art project using a child's handprint and The Force Awakens' Maz Kanata! Here is what you need:

• White paper
• Yellow, orange, black, and white washable paint
• Silver acrylic paint
• Black marker
• Pencil

Here are the instructions:

1. Begin by mixing the yellow, orange, and black paint until you get a burnt orange color.
2. Completely paint the palm and fingers of one hand.
3. Press the hand firmly on the paper with all fingers closed.
4. Turn the page so that the thumb is on the bottom to create Maz’s chin.
5. Use the black marker to draw a mouth, nose, and eyes. (You may want to use a pencil as a guide first to get the placement on the face just right.)
6. With the pencil, lightly draw two large circles around the eyes as a guide for Maz’s goggles. Next, paint over the two circles with the silver paint.
7. Dip a finger in the silver paint and press fingerprints on either side of Maz’s head for the earpieces of her goggles.
8. Paint lines from the circles to the fingerprints to complete the goggles.
9. Next, mix a small amount of white paint with black paint to make a dark grey. Paint a thin hat on Maz’s head with the dark grey paint.
Let all paint dry, and your Maz handprint painting is complete!

We suggest you bookmark Kelly Knox's The St[art] Button to get more arts and crafts ideas with a pop culture focus!


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