A Geek Guide to Kids' Summer Vacation
Now that it's summer vacation, what to do?
My goal this summer is to make sure that the Dude gets some fun time that appeals to his budding inner geek. I've done some preliminary surfing and have come up with a list of fun family-oriented geek activities.
If you try any of these, promise to come back and report on your experience. If you've got anything to add, please leave a comment!
Family-oriented Geek Activities
- Diet Coke and Mentos (A safe alternative to backyard fireworks)
- Visiting a geeky museum (our fave: Canadian National Science & Tech Museum)
- Geocaching (AKA how to get geek kids to go for a hike in the woods)
- Take apart an old analog clock or watch
- Visit Math and Reading sites to keep skills up over the summer
- Play CSI: Identify fingerprints on a glass
- Top 5 Outdoor Toys for Geeky Kids (my fave: swim video mask)
- Use walkie talkies to communicate in the house (even makes "wash your hands for lunch!" interesting)
- Two words: Lego Robotics (Lego Mindstorms)
- Try stuff from Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) or from Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
- Iron Man 2 Operation Game
UPDATE: To see how we're doing, check out Update #1.