This weekend called for rain, so we decided to take the munchkin and her big brother to the Star Wars Reads event at the library.
My son has been a fan of Star Wars since receiving his first Luke Skywalker toy set when he was three. He has read comic books, chapter books, and seen all of the movies multiple times (this mama has spent hours over the years watching Star Wars too). So a celebration that combines two of his favorite things sounded like a great way to pass a couple of hours. I figured the munchkin might like the crafts and checking out some picture books.
It was also nice for me to get out of the house. I've been pretty stir crazy the past few weeks since I've been unable to drive or take my daughter outside. (I still haven't been able to lift her or carry her)
They had a nice display of Star Wars books and activity sheets when we entered the children's section.
The raffle sign up slips actually asked your age, so I had to put in ahem, 30+. I would have left it blank but the teacher in me had to fill out all the info just in case.
In addition to the crafts, they had a Star Wars themed golf putting station that both of my kids tried out. Neither one was able to get a hole-in-one for the prize but they had fun trying.
The highlight of the celebration though was meeting R2D2. Everyone crowded around him to get their picture taken and watch the man who was controlling him with a remote. My teen was disappointed that he couldn't try it out.
We stayed for about a half hour before my kiddos were finished the activities. While we enjoyed the event, I think next year we will go to a larger bookstore to see if they have more games and costumed characters. My son isn't really into crafts and was hoping for more games to play geared toward his age group.
Star Wars Reads is a great way to get your kiddos engaged in reading and is fun for new and "old" fans alike.
You can find more coverage of the event at the Official Star Wars Blog and the Star Wars Reads Facebook page.
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