50 geeky nerdy family activities for summer

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Summer is here! And if your family is looking for something to do before school starts again, check out 50 geeky/nerdy things your family can do this Summer!


  • 50 Geeky/Nerdy Family Activities For Summer By: Nathan Young @nvyoung
  • Summer Is Here!
  • And Many Families Are Planning Summer Activities! So, here is your question?
  • Are You Planning Family Summer Activities?
  • If you or your family are searching for fun activities, check out this list of 50 geeky/nerdy activities! Are You Stumped?
  • Create a homemade board game 1 Too hot or raining, let your kids imagination go wild by letting them create a homemade board game.
  • Go geocaching 2 Grab a GPS device and take your family on a hunt for some great and interesting stuff.
  • See a movie at a drive-in 3 A great Summer tradition, take your family and enjoy the open air at a drive-in theater.
  • Watch a movie in your backyard 4 Gather your family and friends and enjoy a movie under the stars in your private backyard.
  • Create your own comic strip 5 Kids have lots of cool stories to tell. Have them create a cool comic strip drawn by them!
  • Make your own cartoon 6 Most kids love to draw. Have them create a short cartoon on those too hot and rainy Summer days.
  • Write a small book 7 Too hot or stormy outside, have kids come up with a story to tell and have them write it!
  • Collect fireflies 8 Have kids collect fireflies on those Summer nights. Dont forget to release them from the bottle!
  • Gardening/Composting 9 Have your family grow a small garden and compost some of your trash, its a great teachable moment!
  • Fly a kite 10 Flying a kite is a popular Summer tradition. Make sure you choose a area free of obstacles.
  • Create a backyard obstacle course 11 Have your kids come up with a backyard obstacle course the whole family can participate in!
  • Create a cartography map 12 Your kids can come up with a cartography map. The map could lead you to some treasure!
  • Make a homemade slip-n-slide 13 Instead of buying a slip-n-slide, make your own with a tarp, sandbags, and plenty of water!
  • Make your own toys 14 Dont put down big bucks for new toys, make your own with wood, or any other sturdy materials!
  • Make a fort indoors 15 If you are stuck inside, stay cool by making your own fort with sheets, furniture, and other household stuff!
  • Build stuff with Legos 16 If you are indoors, play with one of the geekiest toys, Legos! Your imagination can build anything!
  • Play video games 17 Play video games with your family and friends. Dont spend all Summer playing video games!
  • Have a family game night 18 Spend some nights playing some games with your family. The entire family will have lots of fun!
  • Play on the water 19 Go on the lake and play on the water! Tubing, skiing, or swimming, the lake is cool during the Summer!
  • Hydroponics 20 Buy a small hydroponics kit and let your kids see the science behind how plants grow!
  • Have your kids try coding 21 Coding is becoming a very important part of your childs education. Have your kids try coding!
  • Build a robot 22 Buy a robotic kit and let your kids build a robot this Summer when its too hot or stormy outside!
  • Create an app 23 These days, it does not take much to build a app. Let your kids build a simple app this Summer!
  • Have a grill out 24 Summer is meant to be outdoors. Cook a meal on a grill or campfire and eat dinner outdoors!
  • Backyard camping 25 Dont or cant leave your home for a long period of time? Instead, have a backyard campout!
  • Tell stories around a campfire 26 If you leave home for a camping adventure, make sure you spend a night with your friends around a campfire.
  • Keep a blog/journal 27 Have your kids keep a blog or journal of their Summer adventures to keep their minds fresh!
  • Have a family movie night 28 Spend a few nights this summer and have a family movie night at home or at a theater.
  • Build sandcastles 29 At a beach, spend time building the most creative sandcastle you have ever built!
  • Play in a band 30 Have your kids learn a musical instrument and play in a neighborhood band this Summer!
  • Take some lessons 31 Music, dancing, sports, karate; learning does not stop! Have your kids take lessons during the Summer.
  • Stargazing in the sky 32 Spend some nights looking up into the sky and looking at the stars. Be away from city lights!
  • Play in the rain 33 Let your kids play in the rain and splash in the puddles. If you hear thunder or see lightning, get them inside!
  • Get dirty 34 Summer is meant to get dirty. Let your kids play in the dirt, or get paint on them, baths are always next!
  • Visit a museum 35 Learning does not stop during the Summer. Take your family to a museum during the Summer break.
  • Go to a air show 36 Take your family to an air show during the Summer. And watch your kids smile and be amazed!
  • Go on a road trip 37 Take your family on a road trip. And visit national parks, attractions, events, special places, and more!
  • Go bird watching 38 Take your kids to a park or lake and let them use binoculars and they will see a variety of birds!
  • Go to a baseball game 39 Take your family to a professional baseball game. Baseball is Americas pastime and very popular!
  • Go to a country fair 40 Go to your nearest country fair or carnival this Summer. And let your kids play the games and enjoy the rides!
  • Attend a concert 41 Summer is all about the outdoor concerts! Take your family to an outdoor concert nearest you!
  • Have a pie eating contest 42 Get your family and friends together and hold a pie eating contest. Dont forget to take pictures and video!
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk 43 Let your kids draw with sidewalk chalk on the pavement. Take pictures of their cool artwork!
  • Go to a geek/nerd convention 44 Take your family to a geek/nerd convention nearest you! Everyone in your family will have a blast!
  • Go fishing 45 Every kid should have the chance of getting to fish. Take your kids to the nearest lake and go fishing!
  • Open a lemonade stand 46 Every kid should have the chance of running a lemonade stand, let them do it this Summer!
  • Make puppets 47 Let everyone in the family make their own puppets. And then perform a puppet show inside your home!
  • Play disc golf 48 Take your family and play a game of disc golf. Frisbees are much easier than golf clubs!
  • Make family movies 49 Make short family movies or vlogs, and upload them to YouTube, it could lead to something big!
  • Family Photography 50 Families like creating memories, let your kids create memories by