Sun Devil Generations is an innovative, exciting and entertaining program designed for young Devils — those from birth to eighth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Events are subject to change and cancellation.
Grandparents' Day virtual celebration — Saturday, Sept. 12
Celebrate your grandparents, "grandfriends" and your Sun Devil family with Sun Devil Generations on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10–11 a.m. (Arizona time)! There will be fun for all ages at this virtual event, with ASU-themed trivia and bingo, plus a visit from Sparky. Upload your family photo and a special message and we'll share it during our celebration!
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.
Storytime with Sparky - winter
Get into the holiday spirit at the Sun Devil Generations’ annual Storytime with Sparky! Children of all ages enjoy stories, hot chocolate, cookies and special holiday photo opportunities with Sparky.
Members not able to attend Storytime can download a holiday themed activity by clicking on the “Digital download” button below. Complete the activity to receive a Sparky bookmark and sharing photos of you reading your favorite holiday books on social media with the hashtag #storytimewithsparky.
STEM exploration with Sparky - winter
At the start of a new year, we highlight ASU’s research and STEM focus with a special just-for-little-Devils event! In past years, we’ve experienced the School of Earth and Space Exploration’s Gallery of Scientific Exploration, investigated forensic science at the ASU Police Department, and examined a world of insects at the School of Life Sciences.
For those unable to attend, click on the “Digital download” button below to enjoy a special STEM-themed craft.
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.
For those unable to attend, click on the "Digital download" button below to enjoy an activity and fun facts.
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.
Open Door - spring
Your little Devils will thank you over and over again when you treat them to ASU’s signature Open Door community event! Hands-on, interactive learning experiences abound on all ASU campuses, and a focus is on young learners, who also have the chance to meet ASU students, faculty, researchers, students and staff.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.