10 Best May the Fourth Activities in 2020
It's May 4, and you know what that means? It's Star Wars Day! But how do you celebrate it, especially when you can't hit up Disney parks for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge? Fortunately for you, we've put together some fun Star Wars-related activities that you can do to celebrate The Force, even if you're staying at home.
1. Acquire a Sphero Star Wars Droid
Sphero makes some cool robotic toys, and that includes some Star Wars droids! Yes, these are the droids you're looking for.
While you won't be able to find the droids on Sphero's site since they're legacy products, you'll be able to find them at other retailers, such as Amazon. These droids can be controlled via their companion apps, and they have various reactions to the movies as well, like BB-8 reacts to The Force Awakens.
Check out iMore's own video to see how BB-8 responds to the film:
Have your own BB-8 droid in the house! You can control BB-8 through the Sphero app, and it also works with the Force Band from Sphero, which lets you control it via gestures. If BB-8 isn't your droid of choice, there are other options to pick from, including BB-9E, R2-D2, and even R2-Q5.
2. Star Wars-ify your videos
Go grab the free Action Movie FX app (opens in new tab) and check out the Star Wars effects pack, which includes six different effects for just $1 (60 percent off). They do give you a BB-8 effect for free.
It's definitely a fun little gimmick app, but hey, who doesn't want to add some Star Wars (and other cool action movie effects) to their mundane, everyday videos, especially now that we're mostly spending our days at home?
This video editor lets you add cool action movie effects, including a free BB-8 who reacts to whatever else is in your video. There's six more Star Wars effects that you can pick up for a dollar.
3. Immerse yourself in music from a galaxy far, far away
The soundtracks for all of the Star Wars movies is captivating, immersive, and definitely a great way to keep you entertained for a few hours, especially when you're stuck at home. But with nine main movies, two offshoot movies, and several animated series, which soundtrack do you listen to first?
Don't fret, young padawan. Disney Music has curated a Best of Star Wars playlist on Apple Music (opens in new tab), so just take a listen over there for some of the most memorable tracks to date. These are great tunes to listen to all year round, not just on May 4 either.
4. Watch Star Wars movies, you must
What is a May the Fourth celebration without the actual Star Wars movies? With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker now available to purchase, it's a good time to catch up and refresh your memory on the saga so far.
You can rent The Force Awakens (opens in new tab), The Last Jedi (opens in new tab), and The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab) on iTunes, or buy it and add it to your catalog if you haven't already. And if the new trilogy isn't your thing, you can always go back to the original trilogy (opens in new tab), the prequels (opens in new tab), or even Rogue One (opens in new tab) or Solo (opens in new tab).
5. I find your lack of Star Wars comics disturbing
Did you know that there are a ton of Star Wars comics and graphic novels out there? That's right, and they'll expand on the Star Wars lore and universe that we all love. I mean, more lore and adventures are a good thing, right?
You can find a ton of titles in the Marvel Digital Comics shop, and make sure you use your iPad with the Marvel Comics app (opens in new tab) for the best reading experience. After all, what's better than cozying up at home and catching up on all Star Wars lore? Nothing, that's what.
Read all of the Marvel and Star Wars comics you want with this app. Browse the digital shop for the titles you want, buy them with credits, and read away. There are a ton of Star Wars titles that you can access for your May the Fourth reading.
6. Represent the Rebel Alliance...or the Empire
It's May the Fourth, Star Wars Day, so if you're not wearing something Star Wars related, then you're doing it wrong. Go through your closet and make sure that you're wearing something Star Wars today, because it's the one of the few days of the year that count (aside from movie premieres and conventions, of course).
There is no shortage of Star Wars shirts, hats, badges, masks, replica lightsabers, and whatever else you can wear out there. If you don't have anything, you can try checking out big box stores like Target (opens in new tab) or Wal-Mart (opens in new tab) for some apparel when you have a chance.
7. Play Star Wars games
What kind of a May the Fourth would it be without some video games? There are a ton of Star Wars games that you can play right on your iPhone or iPad, including the epic Knights of the Old Republic.
If you're a console person, you can give Star Wars: Battlefront 2 a go, as the game has improved since the original release. And there is the newer Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that tells the story of a young Jedi padawan, Cal Kestis, as he tries to complete his Jedi training to restore the wiped out Jedi Order while being hunted by the Galactic Empire.
Choose your side in Star Wars: Battlefront II. Rush through waves of enemies with your lightsaber in hand, or storm through hidden rebel bases, leaving nothing unturned. Star Wars: Battlefront II has received some improvements since the original release, making it an overall fun experience for Star Wars fans.
Discover the story of young Jedi padawan, Cal Kestis, as he is being hunted by the Galactic Empire. In order to restore the now wiped-out Jedi Order, he must complete his Jedi training. The game has a third-person perspective, and you'll be battling enemies using The Force and your customizable lightsaber. Yes, even dual-ended lightsabers.
8. Get some more Star Wars swag at a discount
Who doesn't like getting epic Star Wars swag? May 4 is usually the best day to get some new Star Wars posters, backpacks, apparel, keychains, wearables, and much more.
For a list of all the hot deals for Star Wars this year, make sure to check out StarWars.com.
9. Check out Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
Did you know that there's a web series that focuses on the strong women of the Star Wars universe? Yup, there is! It's called Forces of Destiny, and there are currently two seasons of it over an YouTube. The series stars Leia Organa, Padme Amidala, Sabine Wren, and Rey.
And if you want even more Star Wars, you can always check out The Clone Wars, Rebels, The Mandalorian, Resistance, and more on Disney+.
10. Be a Force for Change
Star Wars: Force for Change is a charitable initiative that is centered on the Star Wars fanbase.
If you want to support your favorite charitable organizations, such as UNICEF, the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and even the Make-A-Wish Foundation, through Force for Change, then you can make a donation here.
Be the force of change you want to see in the universe.
How are you celebrating Star Wars Day?
How are you celebrating May the Fourth? We want to hear your Star Wars festivities! Let us know in the comments.
May 2020: Added Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to the list. These are still the best Star Wars activities for May the Fourth.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.