Geek Fair Kids Activities

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This is a part of GEEK FAIR

These activities have all worked out for past Geek Fairs.


Along with the materials listed for the activities, the kids area needs:

  • Carpet/area rugs
  • Pillows
  • Light sabers
  • Other toys
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • 1 - 3 extension cords
  • 1 - 3 power strips
  • 1 - 2 6' tables
  • 3 -5 chairs

This stuff can all be found at the Geek.

Mouse ball fishing

A fun and geeky sport that can be competitive or cooperative.

Materials (bold designates something inside Free Geek):

  • Kiddie pool
  • Bucket of mouse balls
  • 5 Sticks
  • 10' String
  • 5 simple hard drive magnets
  • 5 small plastic containers, less than 6" in diameter


  1. Cut string to be 1 - 2 ft.
  2. Lace string through hard drive magnet holes and tie a knot
  3. Attach the other end of the string to a stick
  4. Repeat for all pieces of string, hard drive magnets, and sticks
  5. Optional: Decorate mouse balls
  6. Dump mouse balls into kiddie pool
  7. Hold the fishing poles with hard drive magnet into the pool
  8. Catch mouse balls and collect them in plastic containers!

Keyboard door hangers

Materials (bold designates something inside Free Geek):

  • Keyboard keys
  • Cardboard or flat circuit boards
  • Glue gun
  • Glitter glue
  • Foam pieces
  • String, twisties, or pipe cleaners


  1. Show kids they can select whichever keys they want to spell words or make pictures
  2. Help them select a circuit board or cardboard for a surface
  3. When they are ready, use the glue gun to glue their keys to the surface

Rock Painting

Materials (bold designates something inside Free Geek):

  • Paint
  • Rocks
  • Paper


  1. Select a rock
  2. Paint it color by color as not to mix paint
  3. Write names on paper to designate whose rock is whose
  4. Set rock on paper to dry

Face Painting


Materials (bold designates something inside Free Geek):

  • Face paint


  1. Find a kid
  2. Paint their face

Laurel Hoyt is good at this.