Family-Friendly Activity Ideas
Looking for some fun ideas to get out and play? We’ve got them! Check out the ideas below for fun, healthy ways to get your kids moving all year long. Be sure to dress for the weather, stay hydrated and wear protective equipment.
Summer and Fall Activity Ideas
- Take your dog for an extra long walk.
- Go fishing and let your kids reel in the catch of the day.
- Grab a bucket and go berry picking.
- Pack up a picnic and go for a hike on one of Alaska’s beautiful trails.
- Take the Healthy Futures Challenge!
- Participate in Healthy Futures events.
- Go bird watching and see how many different species you can identify.
- Learn how to identify Alaska’s beautiful wildflowers.
- Race your kids to your favorite park.
- On a breezy day, go fly a kite.
- Play hide and seek among the trees in your neighborhood.
- Pull out the roller skates and hit the trails.
- Take your kids jogging and challenge them to a race.
- Go to the playground and play basketball together.
- Toss a Frisbee, football or baseball.
- Kick around a soccer ball.
- Strap on your helmets and go for a bike ride.
- Head to the lake and see who can skip a rock the farthest.
- Go swimming.
- Climb one of Alaska’s great mountains or hills.
- Set up a net in the backyard and play badminton or volleyball.
- Grab a ball; grab some friends and make up your own game.
- Join a local charity walk or run with the family.
Winter and Spring Activity Ideas
- Take a walk with your kids and teach them about animal prints in the snow.
- Grab a sled and cruise down a slope.
- Take the Healthy Futures Challenge.
- Strap on your skis or snowshoes and hit the trails.
- Ice skate with the family.
- Build a snowman.
- Make a snow angel, or two, or three.
- Bury some goodies in the snow in a cooler, create a treasure map and send your kids on a hunt for buried treasures.
- Build a snow fort.
- Build a snow castle. Make this summer pastime a fun winter experience.
- Go ice fishing.
- Pretend you are an Arctic explorer and make some important outdoor discoveries.
- Create a winter version of your favorite game. This is a great opportunity to take scavenger hunts; play tag; red light, green light; and other fun games outside.
- Play tag while staying in your tracks in the snow.
- Take your dog for a walk.
- Play a game of hockey in your driveway or head to a rink with friends.
- Find a way to make winter chores fun. Take turns shoveling the driveway.
- Make getting ready to go outside a race. See who can get dressed in all of their snow gear first!