100 Ways to Teach With Science Fiction

Sparking a love of learning can be difficult. Not all of us love math. Many people loath science. Others don’t see the relevance of learning about history. As parents and teachers, how can we help kids cultivate a love of learning? Sometimes all it takes is the right book, movie, or TV show. That little spark of interest can develop into a full-blown obsession and before you know it, you are considered a member of a “fandom”. The love of a fandom usually lasts a lifetime and this love can open up an immense world of learning opportunities.

Would You Rather? Star Wars Themed Questions for Kids

Let’s say you are stuck at home…bored, tired, and lonely. You just want to go out and have some fun. In the distance to the west, you see a land speeder. Off in the distance to the east, you see Chewbacca. Would you rather take a ride on the speeder (returning it to where you found it when you are done, of course) OR do you head over to see Chewbacca hoping he will give you a piggy-back ride? Would You Rather? questions have always been around in my house.

Must Have Books for Your Star Wars Collection

I collect books. A habit that my son has happily inherited. While, he does enjoy fictional novels, he has always preferred reading non-fiction, which I guess he inherited from both of us. This has made it easier to find quality books for him to read. Many of these Star Wars books are great for the engineering mind! Encyclopedia-like books related to science and his love of sci-fi are his favorites. (My husband’s too!)

Chewbacca Rug

The official term for Chewbacca’s well-recognized shoulder belt is bandolier. It has never been discussed in any of the movies, but various books and websites explain that the pouches on the bandolier contain small tools and ammo cartridges. I saw a really big version of this rug for $150 on Etsy …

Star Wars M&M’s Lightsaber

Never know what to get your Star Wars-loving husband and kids for Valentine’s Day? I have an idea for you, complete with easy printables. With both ancient Roman and Christian origins, Valentine’s Day has become one of the most beloved holidays around the world. Even before Valentine’s Day became an official …

Star Wars O-H-I-O

I made this for my husband. Even if you do not live in Ohio, I am sure you are a Buckeye fan, right? Who isn’t a Buckeye fan? And since you are obviously a Buckeye fan, you probably know all about our famous O-H-I-O cheer.  Even President Obama knows the …