I am not a Star Wars fan. At all. In fact, I have never even seen a single minute of a single movie (gasp... I know!). But I am a fan of creating special Kindergarten memories. And when the calendar say "May the 4th Be With You," you can bet we're going to celebrate.
The boys in the class were soooooooooooo excited. The girls were too.. just not as much. But when the day came, the girls were just as much into it as the boys were (or perhaps a little more).
So the downfall of this whole plan was that it didn't enter into my mind until May 1..... not leaving me a heck of a lot of time to plan. Fear not... Pinterest to the rescue. Add that to some borrowed toys from our dayhome, a talking Darth Vader mask from a friend, a creative volunteer mom and a basket of toys from one student... and we were GOOD. TO. GO!
We had 2 toy stations and 2 craft stations that the kids rotated through. They all had a blast. We mixed in a lot of time for light saber duels too. I think that the learning assistants might recover eventually. I honestly feel bad for all of the things I ask them to endure in the name of awesome. But it's not about us... it's about the kids. Right? I'm already disappointed that May 4th is a Saturday next year (but I'm sure I'll work something out).
Here are more pictures. Again, the really good ones have kids' faces, so I'm unable to post them. :(