DIY Storytime – Star Wars

All Ages Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Theme – Star Wars

In honor of May the 4th, here is a special edition of DIY Storytime for Star Wars fans of all ages.*

Books for Young Readers

5-Minute Star Wars Stories by Disney and Lucas Films Press
Simple stories read for children. Titles include:

Attack of the Clones: Yoda and the Count
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXp0PNcBh_U
Yoda fights Count Dooku.

The Phantom Menace: A Race to the Finish Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GivE8sXCUAc
Young Anakin races his pod against Sebulba.

A New Hope: Escape from Darth Vader
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZnCPFxf2Yc
R2D2 escapes with the secret plans when Princess Leia’s ship is attacked.

A New Hope: Destroy the Death Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEauVvV8CI
Luke Skywalker and the other Rebels fight back.

Books for Older Readers

Star Wars Read-along Story Book & Cassette/CD series
Photos, music, and sound effects from the movies accompany these dramatic retellings.
Spoiler alert: All the plot twists are included, so be forewarned!

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl3cG50eOp8&list=PLhYrGbe8YHBcmjOKZFLfaQYoeSMEeLRFD
The original 1977 Star Wars movie in 13 minutes.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxgVrrKCk8
The entire movie in 17 minutes.

The Ewoks Join the Fight (Star Wars Episode VI)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGs7TdnQ1wY
The entire movie in 10 minutes.

Star Wars Episode VII: Return of the Jedi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U7oMWx6M2k
The entire movie in 18 minutes.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRG8u9edzg
The entire movie in 20 minutes.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Last Jedi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntgih_F5GPY
The entire movie in 21 minutes.

Activities

Disney LOL: Star Wars Kids
https://lol.disney.com/star-wars
Not just for kids! There are lots of links here with a galaxy of videos and fun activities for Star Wars fans of all ages, including:

Let’s Draw Star Wars
https://lol.disney.com/star-wars-kids/video/lets-draw-star-wars
Video instruction shows how to draw many Star Wars characters.

Galactic Builders
https://lol.disney.com/star-wars-kids/video/galactic-builders
Teens on robotics teams go on behind-the-scenes tours of the Star Wars attraction at Disney World.

Coloring pages
https://lol.disney.com/star-wars-coloring-pages
Print out these pictures of your favorite Star Wars characters to color

Star Wars with Blockly: Hour of Code
https://studio.code.org/s/starwarsblocks/stage/1/puzzle/1
Develop your coding skills as you learn how to move BB8.

Songs

Baby Yoda Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg4dhQJ6YQo

“Weird Al” Yankovic – The Saga Begins

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Cast Sing “Star Wars” Medley (A Cappella)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLAx3VDX7g

Word Search Puzzle

http://www.free-for-kids.com/Wordsearches/Printable%20Star%20Wars%20Word%20Search%20Quiz.pdf
Print out this puzzle and circle the Star Wars words when you find them.

*The Stratford Library encourages family to use online resources with caution and is not responsible for broken or altered hyperlinks.

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