Star Wars STEM Learning Activities for Kids


Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house? Odds are good that you do… Because we’re huge fans (for proof, check out our Halloween costumes), I’ve rounded up 20+ different ways to play & learn with your favorite Star Wars characters and stories. There’s some Princess Leia math, Darth Vader slime and even Force Awakens coding, all ready for the STEM and Star Wars fans in your house or classroom. This post contains affiliate links.

Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.

Lightsaber STEM Activities

Your padawans can begin lightsaber training with these playful & educational activities.

Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.

Star Wars Building Activities

Building & Star Wars seem to go hand-in-hand these days, so here are a few new things to try. Kids can build spacecraft, droids and more with these fun invitations to play and learn.

Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.

Star Wars Math Activities

One stormtrooper, two storm troopers, three stormtroopers… From basics to more advanced, there’s a Star Wars math project for every padawan.

Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.

  • There definitely aren’t enough Princess Leia activities available out there.  But here’s a fun Princess Leia color by number. (Coloring Squared)
  • Use geometry to learn how to draw R2D2. (Andertoons)
  • This Yoda shape craft (Toddler Approved) and this Chewbacca shape craft (JDaniel4’s Mom) help the littles work on their geometry.
  • Pop culture hero math has some fun pictorials using Star Wars characters.  What does Leia + Jabba the Hut equal? (My Modern Met)
  • Learn about symmetry with these amazing Star Wars snowflakes. There’s even a new Force Awakens set! (Anthony Herrera)

Star Wars Science & Sensory Play

There are so many cool projects out there that combine the three S’s: Star Wars, Science & Sensory play. Kids can learn about states of matter, non-Newtonian fluids and more all while playing with their favorite characters.

Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.

Star Wars Technology Activities

Technology plays a big role in the story lines and the creation of the Star Wars movies. Here are a few ways to explore tech with these characters.

Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.

  • Disney and the team behind The Force Awakens have partnered with Code.org to create an easy introduction to coding for kids. Try it for Hour of Code: Star Wars.
  • Introduce the world of soft circuits to your kids with this light up Jawa doll. (Bitter Betty)
  • The new Sphero BB-8 robot is definitely some of the coolest Star Wars learning tech right now. But they’re hard to find and harder to afford, so how about watching a silly video of kittens playing with the droid instead :)

Star Wars STEM Gifts

No time for DIY? These are a few of my favorite educational gifts for young Star Wars STEMists.

Star Wars STEM Gifts

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