The hype is growing for the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. So many of us grew up with these movies, the obsessive/rabid excitement is understandable!
Eric went through a Star Wars obsession when he was 6. I think he was introduced to the concept by Angry Birds Star Wars and LEGOS. We even did our family costume that year as characters from Star Wars:
This was before he had ever seen any of the movies, mind you. We worried if Star Wars would be too intense for a 6-year-old, so Brian did a really smart thing. He started showing him little clips from the old movies, just a few at a time, so he could get to know all the characters and have a pretty good idea of the plot lines. That way, when he finally saw the whole movies, it wasn’t as intense for him. I highly recommend that strategy for introducing little kids to Star Wars to ease them in to it!
Here are some fun downloadable activities for kids to get ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens—