Monday, 12 October 2015

Star Wars Reads Day


Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Last Saturday was Star Wars Reads Day, and we were invited to join fans around the globe to celebrate by having our own mini #StarWarsReadsDayUK event! If you have been following me on social media (Facebook, Twitter and/ or Instagram), you would have seen how busy we were with all things Star Wars! It happened to be hubby's (who is a Star Wars fan) birthday as well, so it was a lovely bonus!

It's not too late to catch up with the activities though, after all, they are all fun activities you can do any time, and then there is that Christmas gift we need to think about too (okay, maybe this is 2-3 weeks earlier than my usual Christmas reminders but it really is only less than 74 days left!)! I think this year we are very lucky, with the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens coming out in December and a lot of new (and some really cool) merchandise being released, buying for the usually hard to buy people are now extremely easy! My really happy hubby with all the Star Wars surprises is the evidence!

So let me recap the contents of our amazing Star Wars Reads Day box, as well as the additional goodie bag the fabulous PR has sent us! There really is something for everyone who likes (and most likely will like) Star Wars!


Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens
Bottom left: Star Wars Reads Day box contents
Bottom Right: Star Wars goodie bag contents
Our Star Wars Reads Day box contains:

  • Star Wars Reads Day Activity Kits (you can download it through the link)
  • 2015 Star Wars Trading Cards Collection Starter Kit and 4 packets of Trading Cards
  • Star Wars - Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Hardcover Book (2015 edition)
  • Star Wars Starfighter Workshop
  • Star Wars Workbooks ABC Fun and Number Fun (for 4 to 5 years olds)
  • Star Wars Workbooks Maths Skills (for 6 to 7 years olds)
  • Star Wars Workbooks Writing Skills (for 7 to 8 years olds)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Door Hangers
  • Star Wars Bookmarks
  • Star Wars Badges
  • Colouring Pencils

and the Star Wars goodie bag contains:

  • Star Wars Transfer Activity Book
  • Star Wars in 100 Scenes
  • Star Wars Rebel Attax Trading Card Collection Starter Kit
  • Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi Book
  • Star Wars Joke Book
  • Star Wars Rebels 32 piece puzzle
  • Star Wars Magazine
  • Star Wars Moonpig cards


Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Abby's favourite activity for Star Wars Reads Day was the 16 pages activity kit. It covers some easy and some slightly harder activities (she loves a challenge!), and I'm pretty sure she has picked up some Star Wars knowledge now after doing the quiz!


Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Ehem. I've kind of took over the trading card collection kit. I really like to organising things (not as bad as Monica from Friends though!) and it was a bit hard to resist filing the trading cards in the binder! Out of 4 trading card packets plus the packet that came with the starter kit, we only had 2 duplicates, which I think is really good! But I want the droids, especially BB-8! I'll just have to continue the collection!


Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

I think the workbooks are quite fun to do, and I really like it that they've incorporated Star Wars theme into it, making learning more fun. The only thing is that the books are at least a level lower than our school requires from their age, so it's worth flipping through the book and judge which stage your child need than looking at the age group it's targeted for.


Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

We had a look through The Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know book, and we have definitely learned a lot more about Star Wars! To be honest, I think apart from hubby, we are all a bit confused with the story-line because we never get to watch them in the correct sequence! After Star Wars Reads Day, I'm determined to get this off our checklist and spend a weekend to have a Star Wars Marathon, watching all 6 movies in the correct order!

I'm really intrigued about the new trilogy too, especially BB-8. But I think I'll have to watch the movie to learn more about this new droid (and who's this Rey?!)!
 

Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars Reads Day, #StarWarsReadsDayUK, Star Wars The Force Awakens

Out of all the activities, Clay has jumped straight for the Starfighter workshop (obviously asked his daddy to do it for him while he waits). It has proven to be quite a challenge, so this is currently an ongoing project! We have kept him happy with this though:



Overall we had a fantastic day, and I'll continue looking through the Star Wars Absolutely Everything You need to Know book (love the quality pages and interesting facts!), point out to Abby that we have a Star Wars Joke Book (she loves joke books! And this is quite funny "Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it could not resist the power of the dark side")  and help Clay with the puzzle.