5 Ideas for Family Fun While Hunkering Down
Have you been itching to get outdoors Alaska? Here are some ideas to enjoy our beautiful state.
Take a Scenic Drive
Alaska Travel Industry Association has maps, ideas for places to go and much more! There are so many options.
Here’s a fun idea: Pick a few destinations, write one on a piece of paper, fold it and put it in a bowl. Once you have put all your destinations in the bowl, invite your whole family to take turns picking an adventure and enjoy some fresh air!
Planning for Your Adventure
A few things to know before you leave:
- Follow CDC guidelines and be a good neighbor. Pack snacks at home, fill up with gas and check the state’s website for updated mandates and restrictions.
- Before you choose a recreational outdoor destination, go to the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation link to see parks by region.
- Check the National Park Service for modified operation information.
Landlocked? Awaken Your Imagination with a Virtual Alaskan Adventure
- Kenai Fjords
- Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward
- Alaska Zoo - Anchorage
- Katmai Park
- The Ends of the Earth - Alaska's Wild Peninsula
For kiddos between 0–5 years
Educational preschool playful learning activities. Click here for reading games, at home learning math kits, and so much more.
Kids 5 years and up
Have you thought about what life would like be without electricity? Check out this free “Learning about Utilities with Bob” activity book.
Do you like to sew? Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? For mask and gown instructions with patterns, see this link.
Get your spring gardening on with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.
Bonus Item! Remember the Census
Take five minutes to help shape Alaska’s future and be counted Alaska. Log in here to start your census.