May 4th (be with you) is known to fans as Star Wars Day, a date for appreciating all things of a galaxy far, far away.
This year, even if you’re at home, there are plenty of activities to celebrate the day including a lifeguard night, crafts for the kids, delicious recipes and more.
Here are several ways to have fun:
Star Wars Watch Festival
Disney + has released new Star Wars-related content in honor of May 4th. The streaming platform has released a brand new original series, called “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”. The series follows “the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch” – first introduced in “The Clone Wars” – as they navigate “a rapidly evolving galaxy in the aftermath of the Clone Wars,” a declared the company.
“The members of Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who differ genetically from their Clone Army brethren – each possess an exceptional and singular skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew,” reads a synopsis. “In the post-Clone Wars era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find a new purpose.”
Disney + has also launched a new Star Wars themed crossover with “The Simpsons” set in a daycare far, far away (in Springfield).
Disney + will make its ‘Maggie Simpson’ debut in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap’, a new Star Wars-inspired short film, which will bring characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the fictional city of Springfield. The new promotional short is the first in a series of “The Simpsons” that Disney + will release throughout the year as a tribute to the service’s flagship brands and titles, “the company said.
Prepare Star Wars themed snacks
Create an extraordinary menu in honor of May 4th.
The official Star Wars blog has several fun recipes, including Yoda pancakes for breakfast or a Princess Lei rice bowl for lunch. There’s even a healthy, fruity snack for TIE fighters – made with bananas, apples, and nut butter – that would leave any rebel shaking in their boots.
FILE – 501st Garrison Ireland Members of Leigon playing the characters Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader cross swords against the backdrop of Skellig Michael on May 4, 2019 in Portmagee, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan / Getty Images)
Create kid-friendly Star Wars crafts
For those who want to introduce their kids to the Star Wars saga, the blog also has some simple craft ideas for kids of all ages.
One idea, using two tubes of clean toilet paper and paint, is for kids to make their own Jedi Temple Challenge armbands. Another craft will help Star Wars fans keep their place with a DIY Lobot bookmark.
Ask Alexa Questions About Star Wars
Amazon also jumped on the Star Wars Day bandwagon by allowing Alexa to answer several Star Wars-themed questions, according to CNET and home tech news site The Ambient.
People with an echo or dot at home can ask silly questions or say commands from the comfort of their couch, like “Alexa, tell me a joke about Baby Yoda” or “Alexa, speak like Chewbacca.”
Share the love of Star Wars on social media
What better day to share your love of Star Wars than May 4th?
Many took to social media to share their best puns, costumes and quotes from the beloved saga ** using the hashtags #StarWarsDay and # MayThe4thBeWithYou.
This story has been reported from Cincinnati.