Activities and Fireworks for Classic Characters

Topic: Classic Characters

April 15-19

Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy – Chapters 1-3

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Emoji Bookmarks

2. Key Points – Archetypal Characters

3. Collaborative – Science Theory and Science Fiction

4. Writing - Onomatopoeia

5. Math/Logic – A Galaxy Far, Far Away

6. Genius Principle – Character Cards

7. Big Activity – Mixed-up Characters

8. Movement - Around the Galaxy

Minecraft Activities

  1. Protagonists and antagonists quiz game

  2. Mixed-up Characters

  3. Playing roles of various character types

  4. Build Challenge: Create a new story character

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana https://www.facebook.com/events/317560022131506/

  • Disneyland meetup: April 24 – Star Wars https://www.celebrationeducation.com/copy-of-theme

  • Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips posted here: https://socalhomeschooladventures.com/product-category/field-trips/celebration-education-field-trips/

  • May 24 Celebration: Laser Tag!

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Do a character study on Princess Leia: https://writerswrite.co.za//wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Simple_Character_Study_for_Writers.jpg

  • Make a map of the Star Wars galaxy.

  • Make a comic strip with two or more types of characters in it.

  • Choose five different character types. Conduct a survey to find out which people like best. Make a diagram to show the results.

  • Write a three-paragraph report on Princess Leia.

  • Explore large and small numbers and place value: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/03/30/2859247.htm

  • Make emoji Easter eggs: https://studiodiy.com/2015/03/05/diy-emoji-easter-eggs/

  • Make masks to depict various characters from literature.

  • Emoticons Keychain:

  • https://trieditnlovedit.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/perler-hama-beads-pattern-emoticons-keychain-tutorial/

  • https://frugalfun4boys.com/emoji-perler-bead-keychain-craft-kids/

  • https://www.orientaltrading.com/diy-ceramic-round-christmas-ornaments-a2-48_7168.fltr

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCNe3FbeHMc&index=5&list=PL2vt_TPKQbZppQEVdsPp08tjcjl7MGCDJ

  • https://www.redtedart.com/salt-dough-beads-emoji-diy/

  • Make a mobile of the Star Wars characters, with a picture of the character on one side and a description on the other side of the hanging objects.

  • Page 27 describes Darth Vader's clothes in this way: “His armor, flowing cape, and helmet were as black as the scorch marks on the walls.” This is a simile. Write similes to describe how the other characters are dressed.

  • Create lists of protagonists and antagonists in the story.

  • Compare Star Wars characters to those in classic fairy tales. How many similarities can you find?

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