We’re all very excited about the new Star Wars film coming out, so it seemed like a great opportunity for some space themed science! I’ll be publishing individual posts for these activities over the next few weeks, but for now here are our ideas.
Find the best material for a light sabre? What features should a light sabre have? Should it bend or stay fixed? Would cardboard work? How about a pool noodle? What could you use to make the handle grippy?
Can you make a light up R2-D2 using play dough circuits like our play dough pumpkin?
Learn about shapes with this brilliant shape Yoda from Toddler Approved.
Learn about plants and what they need to grow with these Star Wars Terrariums.
Can you engineer a Star Wars ship using cardboard? Maybe a bit like this shuttle from I Heart Crafty Things.
Can you draw a symmetrical R2D2?
We love these Star Wars snowflake templates, I can’t wait to try one.
Fun-a-Day froze Hans Solo in a special icy prison. This would be a great way to learn about simple chemical reactions, or if you’d rather not use baking soda, why not trap some Star Wars figures in ice? Can you think of several different ways to speed up the melting process?
These rainbow loom light sabres are brilliant from Frugal Fun for Boys too.
Freeze water in a balloon and trap your Star Wars figure in an icy cave.
How about this cube Yoda from CubeCraft?
Could you make a Death Star Pinata using paper mache?
Fun a Day also made some awesome looking lava slime!
How about a frozen Death Star? Can you think of different ways to melt it? We used this Death Star Mould for our icy Death Star.
More ideas – full posts coming soon
How about a Star Wars LEGO Magnet Maze.
Can you use static electricity to make jumping star wars ships a bit like these jumping leaves?
Star Wars Games and Toys
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game
Aimed at children 14 + the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game is fantastic. Take on the role of squad leader and command your Imperial or Rebel pilots in exciting and fast paced ship-to-ship space combat.
The miniature ships are beautifully detailed, perfect for immersing yourself in battle, we’re still getting to grips with the complexities of this game, but it’s already become a big favourite and a great way for my husband and I to spend some quality time with the kids. Expansion packs are available to extend the gameplay further.
Star Wars LEGO
Can you think of any more Star Wars themed activities?
We were sent the Star Wars Game for review.