Monday, May 8, 2017

kids craft: may the 4th be with you star wars party

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Although only one of our team members at my library is a Star Wars fan, we decided to have a May the 4th Be With You Party this week and it was awesome! I knew Star Wars was popular with the kids in the neighborhood, but I was not expecting such a great turn out!

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As our guests arrived, we gave them JEDI Training Cards which listed all the different stations around the branch, including:

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Empire Strikes Back Mini Bowling

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Jedi Name Generator Station

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Jedi Disguise Mask Craft Table

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Library Scavenger Hunt

Balloon Light Saber Craft

As the kids completed the activities, they traded their training cards in at the circ desk for a Jedi Knight certificate signed by Yoda!

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We also offered a photo prop station, tattoos, refreshments, prizes, two pinatas and an awesome Star Wars book display!

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The last minute finishing touch was the Star Wars background music playing from our stereo! It really set the mood and made the program seem special.

We probably had over 50 kids participating in this program, making it one of our most successful events ever! My favorite parts were the masks, the light sabers, the refreshment table and the scavenger hunt! the bowling was super cute too! The training cards really helped organize everything so no one missed any stations or activities. 

Most of the stations were based on ideas i found on pinterest or other sites and we bought almost everything from Oriental Trading Co.

A great day!

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