Category Archives: ABCs of Raising Geeklings

The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings

I’m excited to bring you the ultimate resource in geek parenting, the ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings is a 26-day series addressing all the most common fandoms and geek topics of interests. 2015 is our second year working on this series, and we’re proud to have some excellent co-hosts joining us. There are crafts, play activities, bento lunches, homeschool lessons, free printables, and geeky parenting tips covering a variety of STEM topics, fandoms, and other geeky interests.

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A is for…
Adipose (Suzy Homeschooler)
Autobots, Androids, Artificial Intelligence, and other Robotics (Suzy Homeschooler)

B is for…
Bronies (Bear, guest post on Suzy Homeschooler)
Binary, Computers, and Learning How They Work (Suzy Homeschooler)

C is for…
Cyberman (Yummy Bites by Amy)
Chewbacca (Suzy Homeschooler)
Cosplay (Suzy Homeschooler)

D is for…
Deep Space Nine (Adventures in Mommydom)
Doctor Who Lunch (Bunches ‘o Lunches)
Dragons (Munchkin and Bean)
Dinosaurs (Suzy Homeschooler)
Duct Tape….and Other Weird Crafts (Suzy Homeschooler)

E is for…
Egyptian Mythology (Munchkin and Bean)
Elves (Suzy Homeschooler)
Exploring Space (Suzy Homeschooler)

F is for…
Fantasy Small World (Munchkin and Bean)
Fractions (Suzy Homeschooler)
Feasts, Fairs, and Medieval Fun (Suzy Homeschooler)

G is for…
Greek Mythology (Munchkin and Bean)
Galaxy  (Suzy Homeschooler)
George Takei and other Star Trek Gems (Suzy Homeschooler)

H is for…
Harry Potter (Suzy Homeschooler)
Horde or Alliance? MMOs for Kids (Suzy Homeschooler)

I is for…
Ironman (Suzy Homeschooler)
Instructables (Suzy Homeschooler)

J is for…
Juggernaut (Marmaduke and LittleMan guest post on Suzy Homeschooler)
Jaime, Adam, and Blowing Things Up MythBusters Style (Suzy Homeschooler)

K is for…
Kraken (Suzy Homeschooler)
Kirby, Lee, and the Comic Industry (Suzy Homeschooler)

L is for…
LEGO (Brain Power Boy)
Link (Suzy Homeschooler)
LEGOs (Suzy Homeschooler)

M is for…
Mitosis (Suzy Homeschooler)
Middle Earth, Wizards, Elves, Dwarves, and such (Suzy Homeschooler)

N is for…
Nightcrawler (Suzy Homeschooler
Ninja Turtles (Suzy Homeschooler)

O is for…
Odd Squad (Suzy Homeschooler)
Optical Illusions, Holograms, Mirrors, Lights, and Lasers (Suzy Homeschooler)

P is for…
Pokemon Lunch (Bunches o Lunches)
Princesses (Suzy Homeschooler)
PacMan, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, etc.. (Suzy Homeschooler)

Q is for…
Quicksilver (Suzy Homeschooler)
Quidditch (and other things muggles know nothing about) (Suzy Homeschooler)

R is for…
Robot Turtles (Munchkin and Bean)
R2D2 (Suzy Homeschooler)
Rubiks and Puzzles (Suzy Homeschooler)

S is for…
Sublime (The Art Curator for Kids)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Royal Little Lambs)
Sushi (Suzy Homeschooler)
Samaris, Anime, and Japanese Culture (Suzy Homeschooler)

T is for…
Table Top Roll-Playing Games for Kids (Munchkin and Bean)
Thermal Energy (Suzy Homeschooler)
Tabletop Gaming (Suzy Homeschooler)

U is for…
Ultron (Suzy Homeschooler)
Unicorns, Griffons, and Greek Mythology (Suzy Homeschooler)

V is for…
Vader (Suzy Homeschooler)
Vikings, Venomous Vorpents, and other inhabitants of the Isle of Berk (Suzy Homeschooler)

W is for…
Wonder Woman (Suzy Homeschooler)
Who, as in The Doctor, not the band (Suzy Homeschooler)

X is for…
X-Men (Suzy Homeschooler)
Xbox, Playstation, Wii, and Gaming in General (Suzy Homeschooler)

Y is for…
Yoda Sensory Bin (Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)
Yoshi (Suzy Homeschooler)
“You must unlearn what you have learned.” – Yoda, Star Wars (Suzy Homeschooler)

Z is for…
On Beyond Zombie, the book (Suzy Homeschooler)
Zombies (Suzy Homeschooler)

 

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Pangaea Travel Brochure

LittleMan and I were reading one of his many dinosaur books when he noticed a map at the top corner of the page, a map of Pangaea.

Intrigued by the idea that the seven continents of the world all used to be one large super continent, LittleMan began to describe a story. He told of how he used the Wild Kratts’ time travel trampoline to jump back in time and see Pangaea for himself. I suggested that a lot of people might want to travel Pangaea as well, and that we could make travel brochures to advertise a tourist trip.

On Beyond Zombie Pangaea Travel Brochure (1)

For this project we used construction paper, crayons, a map of Pangaea, and our imaginations. (more…)

Spiderman Patterning

At a recent trip to Dollar Tree, we spied a set of Spiderman stampers in their seasonal Valentines aisle. I wasn’t quite sure what we’d use them for but I knew they’d come in useful and be fun to play with so I picked up a set for LittleMan.

That evening, there was a Odd Squad episode on TV about patterns. Viola! I knew what to do with the Spiderman stampers: a simple and fun patterning exercise.

Spiderman Valentine Patterning (1) (more…)

DIY Wild Kratts LEGO Set

If you didn’t know already, I *LOVE* LEGO. I think LEGO products are a fantastic and fun way to learn through play.

So, because I already love LEGO, it isn’t that hard for my children to convince me to buy them a new LEGO set.

Which has obviously resulted in a massive LEGO bricks collection.

Wild Kratts LEGO (1)

Pictured above is about 1/6 of LittleMan’s LEGO bricks. So maybe his collection is getting just a tiny bit out of hand. (more…)

Comic Book Sight Word Search

Like many geek homes with small children, we have a few old, tattered graphic novels and comic books and such laying about.

LittleMan can manage a level 1 or level 2 early reader on his own, sometimes even level 3 depending on the publisher’s standards of easy readers (every publisher is different), however he can’t quite manage these graphic novels on his own. Really, he just enjoys the art work and having us read it aloud to him.

Comic Book Sight Word Spot (1) (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions for Geeks

Welcome back to the On Beyond Zombie Linky Party and also, Happy New Year!

We all know the typical New Year’s resolutions: Eat healthier. Exercise more. Organize your house. Kick a bad habit. Save some money.
Things that are all well and good but we all know very few people will still be working those resolutions on February 1st. Still it is human nature to want to improve one’s self and the new year seems like as good an excuse as any to give it a go.

Geeky New Year's Resolutions

As geeks raising the next generation of geeklings, our goals might vary a bit from the average person. (more…)

Free Printable Gallifreyan Writing Christmas Paper Chain

All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Last week we shared an idea to create Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree, the week before that we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing which promotes fine motor skills and can also be used to decorate your home and tree for Christmas.

For this project you’ll need our free printable (download below), a printer with black ink, some cardstock or other thick printing paper, scissors, and a stapler.

Free Printable Gallifreyan Writing Paper Chain (more…)

DIY Gallifreyan Writing Christmas Ornament

All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Last week we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing, along with some ideas to make Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree.

For our first ornament idea you’ll need our free printable (which you can download below) and some pipe cleaners, I used white.

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Writing Ornaments (1) (more…)