To to satisfy our inner Star Wars geek, here is a list of 15 ways to tie your wee Jedis over until the newest installment of the Star Wars saga is released (IN. A. YEAR).
Do your little Padawans like to be in the kitchen? Whip up all kinds of galactic goodies, from Boba Fett-Uccine to C-3PO Pancakes. Available at Indigo, $23.
Available at Indigo, $13. Start ’em early with a board book that teaches the alphabet (and—’natch—the characters from Star Wars).
We know it’s kind of sacrilegious but we fell—hard—for the newest droid, BB-8, in much the same way we did once upon a time (in a galaxy far, far away) for R2-D2. He’s adorable and oh-so-smart…and your littles can have their own droid at home with the Sphero App-enabled version (sells for $190)—and he now can be controlled by a super-nifty Sphero Star Wars Force Band ($100) or for the real littles, there’s also a plush version (retails for $15 at Indigo).
Whether for a Star Wars-themed birthday or just for fun, kids will get a serious kick out of her Oreo hair buns.
Ensure their dreams take them to a galaxy far, far away. Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $66-$117.
This mission involves kids making their way through an obstacle course inspired by Star Wars. Things like navigating Storm Trooper laser fire (red string tied between trees), wading through a trash pit (a ball pit filled with cardboard tubes), shooting down a tie fighter (made of a paper lantern and rolled up newspapers), bowling down the Storm Troopers, and finally, bombing the Death Star (a corn hole game). The kidlets will LOVE it.
Kids can use old figurines and recycled glass jars to make their cool craft.
Available at Indigo, $180. Everyone can join the Rebel Alliance and take control of the X-wing Drone as you take on the Empire! The Star Wars X-wing vs. Death Star, Rebel Assault from Air Hogs makes you the pilot of the RC X-wing Drone and as you battle against an auto-hovering Death Star.
Using a Star Wars algorithm, the Holocron magically guesses whatever Star Wars person, place or thing you are thinking of in 20 questions or less. Includes information based on all 6 movies and the Star Wars Rebels TV show on Disney XD. ($35)
Get your kids to sleep in the belly of the beast, just like Han Solo made Luke do; a must-have for the diehard Star Wars fan with an impending sleepover. Features a built-in pillow and lightsaber zipper pull.Available at thinkgeek.com, $150.
Fill up a weekend with these projects that will prove if the force is with them.Available at Indigo, $23.
perfect for relaxing, snuggling and taking over the galaxy. Add this cozy, kid-sized Death Star™ seat to any room to create an iconic just-for-them spot. Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $220.
Test their knowledge to find out if your Jedis have become masters.Available at Mastermind Toys, $19.
Magically suspend and move objects in mid-air using an invisible, electrostatic force! Force Push with the Jedi Training Rod. Force Pull using just your hands! Includes 8 different targets and Jedi Training Rod with static electricity generator inside. Star Wars Science Jedi Force Levitator. Available at Sears for $24.