Dads who have avoided all things remotely related to Arts and Craft will take solace in Ken Denmead’s “The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun.” Inspired by trends in popular geek culture, the book ambitiously sets forth on providing fun, hands on, do-it-yourself type projects which will challenge as well as delight kids and the young at heart. In addition, most of the projects involve an introductory level of science, math, and computer skills in order to successfully complete the task at hand. In other words the book offers the elusive combination of learning made fun. Read on for more examples of projects from the book as well as an opportunity to enter to win a copy of “The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun.”
Most parents can relate to schedule overload during the school year. Yet the Summer months tend to free up everyone’s schedule for family time, at least on the weekends. That’s what caught my interest about “Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun.” Below is a list of projects from the book which sparked my interest. In the coming months, I’ll follow up with a detailed account of my family’s experience actually working to complete a project.
- Backyard Zip Line
- Toy Candy Molds
- Alien Drums
- Create Stop-Motion Movies
- Geeky Art Prints
You can win a copy of Ken Denmead’s The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun” by simply entering a short comment below about any fun project you’ve worked on with your kids. (i.e. baked a special birthday cake, built a go cart, made hero costumes, etc.) One commenter will be chosen at random to win the book.
For an extra entry, please retweet the following via twitter and leave a comment along with your original comment that you’ve done so:
Win the Geek-tacular GeekDad’s Guide to Weekend Fun book from @CuteMonsterDad http://bit.ly/joxuw2
You can also obtain an extra entry by “liking” CuteMonster.com and Geek Dad on Facebook and leave a comment along with your original comment that you’ve done so.
Dates and other important information you should remember:
The contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The winner will be notified via email or twitter by Thursday June 16, 2011. The winner has 24 hours to respond after notification. If no response is made another winner will be randomly drawn.
Check out this promotional video for “Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun”:
UPDATE: Congratulations to Tara Lazar for winning The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun. And thanks to everyone who entered!