Grab Your Lightsabers and Get Ready for a Homeschool Unit Study on Star Wars!
May the 4th is Star Wars Day and in October we have Star Wars Reads Day. We are only too happy to participate and add to the fun. We dug all around the Internet to bring you Star Wars activities, books, games, funfood and much more.
May the 4th be with you 🙂 Couldn’t resist a little amusing geekiness there.
Star Wars has been around since May 25, 1977. I remember going to the movie when I was young and it was so different from other movies I had seen. I really enjoyed it.
Every once in a while we go through a Star Wars phase in our house. We watch the movies, listen to the music, read a few books, play with LEGO Star Wars sets, and yes, we have lightsaber duels as well. If you have a boy who loves Star Wars, this Star Wars homeschool unit study is just for him. Enjoy!
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Star Wars Homeschool Unit Study:
Star Wars Books for the Early Reader:
Amusing and Fun Star Wars Books:
Don’t miss Jeffrey Brown’s amusing series of Star Wars paradies which begin with Darth Vader and Son (Funny!) or this awesome book series which adds Shakespeare and Star Wars together (who would have thought!) for an out of this world/back in time adventure. We loved both of these books and the books that followed. Hope you do too.
Star Wars Paper Crafts:
Star Wars Folded Flyers has printed ships that you can fold and fly (seems pretty obvious doesn’t it?) They are really neat.
For some wonderful Star Wars Snowflakes be sure to check out our Geek Snowflakes for Boys to Make post. You could certainly make them at any time of year–really cool!
See our book review on Star Wars Origami for some additional paper folding fun.
Make an Origami Light Saber (from the Star Wars Origami book above) with a downloadable pdf.
Here is another Origami book that your boy might like: Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book which goes along with the Origami Yoda book series–my son has read, and enjoyed them all.
Star Wars CubeeCraft: Download, print, cut, and fold these neat printables. Cubeecraft is sort of like a huge cubed head style paper character.
Take a look at 3 sets of printable Star Wars Masks–they would be great for some pretend play fun.
See also the Star Wars Activities link below for more printables.
LEGO & Star Wars: One of our favorite combos.
Some great LEGO Star Wars Guides for you. The Visual Dictionary is updated and expanded–rather excited to see this one. Plus, had to throw in LEGO Star Wars MadLibs because we got it and it is so darn fun!
LEGO Star Wars Comic Builder–online. Make your own LEGO Star Wars comic strip. Fun!
Don’t forget to break out the LEGO Star Wars Building Sets on May 4th!
Get free building instructions from Chris McVeigh for LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Slave 1, Death Star, Millenium Falcon, and TIE Fighter ornaments. These could certainly be used for some Star Wars play as well. (See our Interview with Chris McVeigh for more of his creations and to hear what he has to say about learning and LEGO.)
There are some LEGO Star Wars games in the Star Wars Apps and Online Games section below as well.
Star Wars Apps & Online Games—Free!
Star Wars Knitting, Sewing and Crochet
Yes, some boys do like to knit, crochet and sew, but those who love them can also make these neat projects.
Little Yoda Crochet project with tutorial.
Han Solo Belt Gun Holster DYI instructions.
R2D2 Knitted Beanie. Free downloadable pdf instructions.
Sew a Jedi Robe. Great for a costume or just some dress up fun.
Star Wars Activities:
Follow the link for some great Star Wars Activities. They have puppets, paper crafts, rock buddies, an action figure wreath and even a snow globe project. Some of the projects were taken from The Star Wars Craft Book.
If you want something a little different you could make the more sturdy version of a lightsaber with pvc pipe and a pool noodle–I like that this one has an easier to hang on to handle but bet it would hurt more when you got hit with it too. It took me forever to find the directions for this one. I knew I saw it some time ago but had a really hard time digging it up. Hope you like it.
Plus there is a small pencil version of a lightsaber here for giving out on May 4th or perhaps for Valentine’s day or, of course, you could just make them because they are neat.
Star Wars Guides:
Ok, I guess we are big DK fans–they make great books, don’t they?
Don’t forget to check out the Star Wars Wikipedia–it has so many links you might be there all day!
Star Wars Fact of Fiction:
This is where a homeschool unit study really pays off. Lots of fun and learning at the same time!
Could a Star Wars Lightsaber really be made? Do shields stand a chance against blasters?
Take a look at a cross-section of what a lightsaber might look like and read some interesting problems that would have to be solved before one could actually make a lightsaber. Find out if plasma shields would actually work and if you could make them with today’s technology.
There is a video of a handmade Lightsaber that boys might enjoy watching. Do not try this at home (LOL)!
If you have a boy who needs to know all the facts about lightsabers and other Star Wars info he might enjoy The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist’s Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books.
Star Wars FunFood:
In case you are getting that snack-y feeling while delving into everything Star Wars here are a few tasty treats to keep you going.
You need to have cookie cutters for some of her projects. I think they are too expensive here and I personally would just trace around a picture of a Yoda head or Darth Vader helmet and cut around them with a knife unless I was going to be making them a lot. The Star Wars Cookbook below (on the right) comes with 3 cookie cutters and is more reasonably priced.
TIE Fighter treats, Yoda cake pops, and my personal fav–the lightsaber pretzel sticks and more are found over at the Pretty Providence Blog. Worth taking a look at.
Star Wars Music:
This is an awesome Star Wars music and sound board that you can make mini recordings on. There are characters, weapons, vehicles, music and more and you get to select sound clips from each and make your own combination to play and share. Here is the one we did.
Did you like this homeschool unit study? Remember unit studies are not just for homeschoolers, they are a great way to cover a topic, learn and have some fun too.
Well, that is it for now. If I find anything else that just must be added to this Star Wars Homeschool Unit Study I will update it. Oh, and if you have any favorite Star Wars resources that you want to share, please leave them in the comments below–we would love to hear from you.
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Here are a few other resource guides that you might enjoy:
May the 4th Be With You and Your Boys!