As a fluffy fledged geek, you will want to find lots of geeky activities you can play with the kids. Fortunately, there are so many great ideas to choose from, some fun and educational at the same time. Being a geek means you are less limited in your approach as creative geeky ideas come naturally. Maybe the kids will be wondering what hair-brained idea you’ve come up with this time, but you can guarantee they will be having a good time by the end of it. Here are a few activities to get the creative juices flowing:
Make a Cardboard Castle
Instead of putting all that cardboard you get from your deliveries into the recycling, why not keep it. When you have a free day, get it out and began making a cardboard city. You can make doors in them and join them together with tape. This is great for young children, who can crawl through the tunnel and look through any windows you make. Kids love something a little bit unusual. Maybe you could make a little dungeon and have a game where they need a bail bonds service to get them out. You can make it as historically accurate as you want and mix in a little modern-day education too if you like.
Do a Little Star Gazing
This is where your knowledge of constellations will come into its own. If you don’t have any, then why not get a constellation map. You can do this with the naked eye or if you have binocular, or even better, a telescope, and have a look at the night’s sky. Drive out to the countryside where you are not bogged down by so much light pollution on a clear night and set up the telescope. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see one of the other planets in the solar system. There is nothing quite like seeing another moon circling a different planet, like Jupiter. You never know you might create a budding astronomer.
Play Some Board Games
These days there are so many board games out there that you are not limited to the most famous. There are literally hundreds to choose from. If you like Star Wars, why not get the kids into it by playing Star Wars Rebellion, or how about something like Terraforming Mars, which can be a bit educational too in its way. Board Games are a great way to spend a couple of hours, just do a little bit of research and discover something that suits your family.
Make A Bottle Rocket
You may have to be a little bit careful with this one to ensure it is not too powerful, but it can be a lot of fun watching that rocket fly off. Get an empty 2lt plastic bottle and fill it a quarter full with water. Get a cork that is a tight fit on the bottle. You then need a pump and a needle valve you can get through the cork. Insert the cork into the bottle and aim it for the sky. Then pump until it flies off.