How Star Wars can Help Kids Learn

Ways to keep kids learning during summer

How Star Wars can Help Kids Learn

Ways to keep kids learning during summer

Jamboree's Star Wars summer learning program 2016

If you're a Star Wars fan, you probably have a favorite character, or are intrigued by the costumes, or love the special effects that make what’s imaginary seem so real. That's exactly what makes it such a great theme for a summer learning program. A Star Wars Summer provided our Resident Service Coordinators and our students unique opportunities to experiment and express their creativity. 

Taking a cue from George Lucas, some of our learning centers are writing scripts and making videos. One of our NoCal properties created masks of their favorite characters using paper maché. It makes a great Chewbacka mask, with the added bonus, as our Resident Services Coordinator noted, of being “a fun sloppy mess.” Another property pursued costume design, providing paint and a plain white t-shirt on which to identify their favorite character. 

At a SoCal property, galactic explorers took off to learn about the solar system, studying the planets by making rockets, stars, posters, and astronaut helmets. They even decorated a cake with all the planets in our solar system. And our Resident Services Coordinator plans to continue the space theme this fall in the after-school program with the aim of helping her students gain confidence and interest in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

It’s easy to see how engaging kids with fun activities that spark their imagination can launch them to also imagine a future with a purpose.  One made possible through educational support included in the services provided by affordable housing.

  • Jamboree residents created helmets during Star Wars Summer program 2016
  • Jamboree residents created Star Wars themed shirts during summer activities 2016
  • Jamboree residents created helmets during Star Wars Summer program 2016
  • Jamboree residents created Star Wars themed shirts during summer activities 2016
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