Well, I got around to doing a few bits & pieces today anyways. First off, I grabbed all the educational programs off of www.linuxforkids.com which seemed useful for me right now. After talking to Dan J, I'm using dh_make instead of deb-make to get things done. My progress was mostly slowed due to having to "test" the games after .deb'ing them. For a quick and fun addiction go and hit lolit_sl.
I hope to have the .deb's up someplace relativly soon
I also did a wee bit of kernel work and noticed Jeff Garzik's patch for the old-style nvram driver still isn't in there, oh well.