Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day 2015
On October 10, 2015, celebrate reading and all things Star Wars with Star Wars Reads Day! Immerse yourself in dramatic battles of good vs. evil and space opera storytelling. This year, Star Wars Reads Day is even more compelling as we anticipate “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Star Wars VII), which will be released in theatres in December.
Do you realize that Hawaii would make a fantastic Jedi training camp? It’s one of the most remote places on Earth, making it easily defensible and far from distractions. It has a wide variety of terrains on Earth (the Big Island alone has 11 of Earth’s 13 climate zones) – and Mars too (in the 1970s, Apollo astronauts trained on the Big Island’s lunar landscapes). And except for the Sith, it has no large predators to threaten young padawans (Jedi trainees).
Here are some ideas to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day in Hawaii:
* Drop in on a local Star Wars Reads Day event. In Hawaii, stop by select public libraries for give-aways, activities, contests, and special guests at Aiea, Aina Haina, Hawaii Kai, Kahuku, Kailua, Kapolei, Manoa, Waikiki-Kapahulu, and Waimanalo Public Libraries! On Oahu, register for special Star Wars Reads Day activities and a make-and-take Lego build activity at Barnes and Noble in Honolulu (limited seating). On Maui, dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and visit Barnes and Noble in Lahaina for a special storytime, parade, and activity.
* Host your own Star Wars-themed party. Disney Family has some fun Star Wars party ideas, including invitations (a Jawa pop-up card), crafts (a Chewbacca utensil holder), and foods (an R2-D2 Berry Parfait and Darth Vader lightsaber sugar cookies).
* Exercise your imagination. Kids can download a free Star Wars Reads Day activity packet, with word searches, coloring pages, drawing pages, a mission report, quizzes, a matching game, a maze, and puppets.
* For “Star Wars Rebels” fans… Just for fun, find out which “Star Wars Rebels” character you are by answering 10 short questions. (For some reason, I’m Hera Syndulla.)
* Can’t wait for “The Force Awakens”? Kids can download free “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” activity pages, full of coloring pages and a maze.
What is your favorite Star Wars movie, TV series, book, or graphic novel? Which Star Wars character do you wish you could meet?