101 free and fun educational Star Wars Activities (UPDATED 2024)

“Hold up there Jo… Is Star Wars in line with Montessori, which you are always spouting on about?”

That is a great point. Montessori herself believed kids under the age of six especially, should only be taught about factual things and fantasy/fiction left until they were old enough to understand the difference.

But, we also need to remember that we live in a very different world to the one Dr Montessori knew and so teaching the difference between fact and fiction tends to start earlier. Understanding the concept of permanency is challenging, especially with the rapid advancements in technology over the past two decades, which blurs the line between fantasy and fiction.

As parents, we just need to help our kids see what is and isn’t real. When Ebi-kun was little we didn’t buy any character goods such as Thomas, Anpanman, or Peppa Pig mainly because I hate the whole commercial side of the peddling of plastic junk. Star Wars and Lego were our exceptions.

I love Montessori but I’m not a purist and I do believe you can create a balance. There are a lot of things available these days that just weren’t around when Montessori was teaching that can be used as teaching tools. Light sabers for learning kanji strokes? The kids LOVE it!

What I do always do is “Follow The Child” and if your child is excited about something then you can easily combine their interest plus the stage of development they are in, to give them the perfect learning activity. It will have them engaged and they will love it as they are learning new skills. If you want to learn more about Montessori, check out this post.

If your child is a wannabe Jedi knight like Luke Skywalker or would love to pod race like Anakin Skywalker there is a way to combine what they are learning with what they are in love with. Just by using a Star Wars theme a boring writing practice sheet becomes more exciting! And that’s our job, to help our children become lifelong learners.

*UPDATE 2024*

I originally wrote this post in 2016 and sadly a lot of the places I linked to are no longer available so I have re-organised the post, found some new activities and hopefully now it is a bit easier for you to use too! I have also included some paid activities and resources that we have enjoyed over the years. I love any activities that encourage critical thinking, creative writing or cover subject areas such as maths and English language arts, or a stem activity along with the Star Wars universe.

Disclosure, there are some affiliate links, this means I will make a commission if you choose to buy something through my link – at no cost to you!

May 4th AKA educational Star Wars Day Activities for Star Wars Fans

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⭐️ Free
💰 Paid

Star Wars Language – a fun way to sneak in some writing!

Star Wars Math Fun

Star Wars real science with a twist

Make a paper plane Tie Fighter

Make a paper plane X-Wing

Origami Imperial Star Destroyer

Star Wars The Arts – a brilliant way to encourage your kids’ creativity

How To Draw Baby Yoda

Star Wars Culinary Arts + Party Idea

Yoda Soda

I made this for a Star Wars-themed party. The labels are just something I whipped up and printed on regular printer paper. Then I added a few drops of green food colour, Boom. Job Done! If you have green soda available, even better!

3 bottles of green yoda soda

Star Wars Not specific subject-based Activities

Star Wars Yoda Yoga

EDUCATIONAL STAR WARS ACTIVITIES ON TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS (TPT)

If you haven’t heard of TpT yet, you are going to be blown away. It is a platform for teachers to sell the materials they create online. They also have a lot of free resources too. You can sort by age and subject making it easy to find what you are looking for. Have a search for star wars themed lesson plans or use the links below.

Here are a few topics star wars-inspired to get you started.

Educational Star Wars Books

I couldn’t finish this post without sharing our favourite Star Wars books now could I? These two crafts were made from the Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton. Over the years we have made quite a few things from this book. It gets a big thumbs up from us.
We also love this Star Wars Origami book too. This one is better for older kids or those that are Jedi origami masters! (That is not me, I suck at origami!)

small boy wearing ewok hat and a boy holding a felt yoda doll

And finally, The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger and is a really fun book, great for kids who need a bit of silliness to get them into reading! There are several others in the series now, Ebi-kun says that the Yoda one is still his favourite.

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