January 17, 2017



Join the fun! 


Zuma’s Paw Prints

Meet Zuma and the K9 Journalists!   Read articles.  Discover information about the Iditarod Trail.  Send messages to Zuma, Sanka, Gypsy, and Libby.  The K9 Journalists are jogging down the trails,  sniffing for stories, howling about their discoveries, and putting their paws to the key board to bring you updates during the race and stories all year round!  Read their stories, send them email, and learn to howl a dog song!

Puzzles and Fun with Words!

Download and print out these puzzles! Cryptogram Challenges!

Iditarod Cryptogram for Elementary Students

A Cryptogram for You!

Iditarod Word Search


Dog – Flat Husky

DOG to print, color, or use for projects, can be used for ‘flat’ husky projects.   

(From 2004 Teacher on the Trail Jeff Peterson’s lessons)

Take a Fun Quiz!

Do you know the answer to these questions?  Take this on line quiz! (”Who Let the Dogs Out” by the Baha Men plays while you take the quiz.  If you are at school, ask your teacher if you should put on your headphones or be sure to adjust the sound so you don’t  disturb other students!)  This quiz was created several years ago and some information has changed since then, but the quiz is still fun to take!  Go for it!  How did you do?

Created by Nancy Carroll, 4th Grade Teacher, MA. Teacher Resource:  Photopeach.com


Glogster Fun!

Glogster Fun!  View video presentations.  Play a vocabulary game.  Learn all about Glogster and create your own!

  All About the Iditarod!  Created by Nancy Carroll, 4th Grade Teacher, MA

Iditarod Scavenger Hunt

Download this scavenger and print it out.  Use www.iditarod.com to find answers on the Idita Hunt.  Download the Iditarod Scavenger Hunt.  How many answers can you find?  On your mark!  Get set!  Go!



The Serum Run Game

Click here to play the Serum Run Game.

LitSite Alaska is the University of Alaska Anchorage’s award-winning community outreach website and the home of the Serum Run Game and Alaska Kids. The content and story for the Serum Run Game was written by Don Rearden, author of The Raven’s Gift, and the game itself is the brainchild of Ronald Spatz, founder of LitSite Alaska and editor of the prestigious literary journal Alaska Quarterly Review.



Science and Math PowerPoint Game by Julie Howard

Grade Level:  Upper Elementary, Middle School and beyond.  (Math and Science Formulas)  To review concepts for this game by by viewing this PDF document.

Download and play this PowerPoint   To play the game, click on the link and run the PowerPoint by clicking slide show, and from the beginning.  Follow the directions. This game was created for the Iditarod Education Department by Julie Howard.

Five W’s PowerPoint Jeopardy Game  by Jane Blaile

Download and Play the PowerPoint game. 


Field Trip to Iditarod Headquarters

Join us on a field trip to Iditarod Headquarters without leaving your computer!  Headquarters is the ‘home’ of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® and is located in Wasilla, Alaska. Outside the headquarters building is a stature of Joe Redington, Sr., Father of the Iditarod. Inside the building, there is a museum, gift shop, and offices for Iditarod’s staff to work.  The Iditarod is a sled dog race that begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome. The race begins on the first Saturday in March each year and ends when the last musher gets to Nome. This Field Trip to Iditarod Headquarters provides important information about the race.

Field Trip to the Vet Check!

Field Trip to Iditarod’s Vet Check (video)

Every dog that runs in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® must pass  medical examinations.  Blood work and ECG recordings are included in the exam process.  All dogs have microchip implants for identification.  During the race, vets are along the trail at each of the checkpoints to examine the dogs.  Keeping dogs healthy before, during, and after the race is priority for everyone involved in the Iditarod.

Learn more about the care of the dogs at this link.

*Contribution from Sally Simon, New York.  Sally was a finalist for the 2010 Teacher on the Trail. Sally attended the 2009 and 2010 Iditarod Winter Conference for Educators.