How To Have An Epic Star Wars Day Celebration With Your Students
May the 4th be with you!
Does that sound familiar? This is a phrase you might hear while out and about on May 4th, and for a good reason! If you are a Star Wars fan, (and honestly, who isn’t?) you probably know the phrase “May the force be with you”. It is something commonly said in the movies as a way for people to wish each other well when they part ways or when they are preparing to partake in something heroic or even dangerous.
Thanks to this date sounding so much like the popular phrase, it has become dubbed Star Wars Day! How fun is that? If you are looking for some Star Wars activities that you can do with your elementary-age students, don’t worry. I have you covered! This is a day that students usually love and get very engaged with because it’s just fun- plain and simple!
How do you celebrate Star Wars Day at school?
If you’re ready to become the most memorable teacher of your students’ lives this year by celebrating Star Wars Day in 2023, I have the perfect ideas for you so that you can have a full day of fun with a Star Wars-themed day at school that your students will remember forever.
- Dress up as your favorite Star Wars characters. These movies have become so popular that the characters and costumes are recognizable even to people who haven’t seen them. Tell your students that they can dress like their favorite character or even wear a Star Wars t-shirt or hairstyle.
- Make DIY Lightsabers. Pull out those craft supplies and let students get creative by making their own lightsabers!
- Watch Star Wars clips or read Star Wars books. If you’re looking for an on-theme brain break for your students, consider watching some popular clips from the movies (not too scary, preferably) or reading a Star Wars book together as a class.
- Make some Star Wars-themed treats. Create some easy-to-make galactic treats for your classroom for extra fun. Everyone loves snacks!
- Learn about planets and stars. What better opportunity to teach students about stars, moons, planets, and galaxies?
- Teach about force and motion. Star Wars is all about using the force so this is a great chance to pull out some force and motion activities! You can check out my force and motion resource here.
If you’re looking for more guidance on how you can create an epic day for your students, check out my Star Wars Theme Day resource!
This download is full of everything you need to have a great May the 4th Be With YOU-themed celebration! It’s packed with tons of resources that will make this day not only fun but easy and low-stress for you.
Here’s what’s included:
What is in this download?
Table of Contents
A Note To Teachers
Lesson Plans Introduction
Home Connections Project Letter for Parents
Donations Please Page for Parents
Create a Space Creature
Glue your creature together
Give your space creature a personality
Sweet Fighter Treats (EASY to Make)
Venn Diagram Earth (VS any other Planet you Choose)
A Venn Diagram EARTH vs STAR
Venn Diagram ANSWER KEY to Earth vs Star
I SPY Planets (Circle and X planets and stars, count and Tally)
ODA SODA (Ingredients and Directions to make PUNCH)
Galactic Water Labels for water bottles
Looking for digital resources to make this day excellent? Check out this Star Wars-themed Digital Escape Room!
This is a great way for your students to review planets, and problem-solving. Digital Escapes™ is a fun way to get students to learn without even realizing it. NO Printing and No Prep needed for this digital escape! Star Wars-inspired challenges students will love!
During the escape, students will be tasked with solving 4 lock clues in order to escape the room. There is a pdf included in this download with directions, the link to the site, an answer key, and an optional note-taking worksheet for students. This activity takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete.
- Listen to short audio directions
- Watch a Video with a Problem (1st clue)
- Click to reveal 3 tasks for students to solve.
- Solve a Riddle to Discover What Planet they crash-landed on.
- Answer Space Questions to rebuild their ship and to get FUEL
- Work on problem-solving as a group or individually
- Answer comprehension questions about the video to get the Life-Saving Sword.
- Meet some life form on Mars.
- End with a treat of your choice, a Party, a Wookie Cookie, some Oda Soda, or recess after they Escape
Check out the video preview!
Are you celebrating Star Wars Day with your elementary students? Let me know in the comments!