Sun Devil Generations is an innovative, exciting and entertaining program designed for young Devils — those from birth to sixth grade. This is one more opportunity to enjoy unique and memorable experiences while also cementing a lifelong relationship between the little Sun Devils in your life and your alma mater. Sun Devil Generations events take place throughout the year. Check back for more information on the exact date, time and to register for the event. We look forward to meeting you and your little Sun Devils!

Events are held throughout the year on ASU campuses for all Generations members. If you live out of state or will not be able to attend an event, you can still participate with the digital downloads that are available for most events. Learn more below.

Be sure to share your Generations fun on social media and tag your photos with #sundevilgenerations to let folks know what they’re missing!

For additional information, specific event dates and out-of-town participation opportunities, contact Keriann Espersen at keriann.espersen@asu.edu.

*Events are subject to change and cancellation.

Open Door - spring

Open Door - spring

Once a year, ASU Open Door invites the local community, adults and children of all ages, to experience ASU and discover why it was named the most innovative university in the nation six years in a row. This year, we’d like to bring everything ASU has to offer — science, the arts, humanities, sustainability and more — to you. Explore our four campus locations and the spaces accessible only to ASU students from the comfort of your couch. Participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities created just for you by our faculty and students. Visit Open Door to view the virtual activities that are available to you.

Virtual tour

Season’s harvest with Sparky at Polytechnic Community Garden - spring

Season’s harvest with Sparky at Polytechnic community garden - spring

There’s nothing little Devils like better than getting their hands dirty! Bring ‘em along to the spring harvest at ASU’s Polytechnic campus, where the byproduct is harvesting and planting, a lesson in sustainability and nutrition, ways to save water by bringing desert gardening into the backyard, and quality time with Poly community garden volunteers. C’mon, get your mitts dirty!

For those unable to attend, click on the "Digital download" button below to enjoy a DIY activity.

Digital download

Fun activities for your little Devils

Summer fun

Looking for a way to keep the little ones busy this summer? Courtesy of Sun Devil Generations, download these activities, print them, complete them and turn them in for special prizes from Sparky.

Download activities

Grandparents’ Brunch with Sparky - fall

Grandparents’ Day celebration - fall

We honor Grandparents’ Day and Sun Devil families with an annual celebration with Sparky. For those unable to attend, click on the “Digital download” button below to enjoy special Sun Devil Family themed activities.

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Sparky’s Virtual Sprint - Saturday, Oct. 17

Sparky’s Sprint - fall

Participants walk and run as Sparky cheers them on along a course through the ASU Tempe campus. This popular event includes race warmup, fun run, official race bib, gear and prizes. Don’t forget to share the fun on social media with the special hashtag #sparkysprint so folks know you’re having a “Devil” of a time with Sparky!

For those unable to attend, click on the “Digital download” button below to enjoy special ASU- and fitness-themed activities.

Digital download

Storytime with Sparky - winter

Holiday fun with Sparky - winter

Get into the holiday spirit at the Sun Devil Generations’ Holiday fun with Sparky event! Sun Devil families of all ages are invited to take a family photo with Sparky outside Old Main. After your photo, the kids will be given their take home goodies - a cookie decorating kit and holiday craft kit, too!

The holiday fun at home continues with a special virtual storytime. Each registrant will receive a link to view the reading of holiday and winter themed stories read by students from the Student Alumni Association.

Members not able to attend Holiday fun with Sparky can download the recipe for Sparky’s Salt Dough Keepsakes by clicking on the “Digital download” button below. Don’t forget to send us a photo of your special ornament or gift by emailing it to SDGenerations@asu.edu so it can be shared with Sparky! 

Digital download

STEM Exploration with Sparky - winter

Earth and Space Exploration - winter

At the start of a new year, we highlight ASU’s research and STEM focus with a special just-for-little-Devils event! This year, we’ll be taking off on an adventure and jump into the fascinating science of earth and space with Sun Devil Generations and the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. Expert ASU guides and students will lead us through this virtual out-of-the-world experience. Be ready to show your smarts during our ASU and science trivia for ASU swag

Continue the STEM fun at home with this download activity! Go on a geology scavenger hunt in your own backyard with this fun activity. Take photos of your finds and email them to SDGenerations@asu.edu and we'll send you a little ASU swag!

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Family Basketball Game - spring

Family basketball game - spring

Get your gold game gear on, bring your little Devils and prepare to stretch your vocal chords! You’re invited to a pregame rally and exclusive on-court fan experience for our Sun Devil Generations members at a Sun Devil Women’s Basketball game.

Digital download

Celebrate the ‘A’ this spring!

Fingerpaint the ‘A’! - spring

Calling all little Devils for a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity! It’s time to fingerpaint the “A” on the ASU “A” Mountain! An invigorating hike up “A” Mountain, an incredible view of the Tempe campus and a chance to put your mark on the “A”! This is a sharable moment: Take to social media and let friends and family enjoy vicariously, using the hashtag #fingerpaintthea. For those unable to attend, a special “A” Mountain activity, with trivia, is planned.

Digital download

Annual membership is just $20 per year per child, and is active for a full year from the initial enrollment date.

Bonus: ASU Alumni Maroon and Gold members may enroll any number of children in Sun Devil Generations at no additional cost! Members who sponsor children in the program do not have to be related to the participants. Learn more about becoming a Maroon and Gold member. 

 

Sun Devil Generations members - Phoenix Metro

Sun Devil Generations - Phoenix Metro members

Sun Devil Generations brings you and the little Sun Devils in your life back to campus! From fingerpainting the “A” on “A” Mountain to "Storytime with Sparky," Generations provides unique opportunities for Sun Devil families.

Become a Phoenix-area member today!

Sun Devil Generations member - around the country

Sun Devil Generations - national members

Sun Devil Generations brings ASU to your community through fun challenges, learning games, downloadable kits, contests and prizes. All members are welcome to attend events in person in Arizona if you are in town.

Become a national member today!