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Winter Games 2020 Impact
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The WinterKids Winter Games 2020 got 32 Maine schools (2 in every county in Maine), including 7,332 kids and 1087 teachers and support staff to take their classrooms outside this winter, learning, playing, and taking advantage of the magic that is Winter in Maine!

ABOUT WINTERKIDS

WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. We create opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors.
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It's an amazing program that you run, and we are proud to be associated with it. THANK YOU for the incredible honor!
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Johnny Boudreau
I had such great opportunities growing up to ski and snowboard in the Maine mountains, so I am glad to give back by reaching out to kids and encouraging them to get outside and participate in healthy winter sports. WinterKids creates those opportunities for kids.
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Seth Wescott
Two-time Olympic champion in the snowboard cross / Winterstick
WinterKids provides an opportunity to directly impact kids so they develop a love for the outdoors and learn how to make good choices about food and lifestyle. That excites me!
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Derrick Hill
Being a parent and a WinterKids volunteer is a wonderful way to give back, but it also brings it full circle for me. My employer supports WinterKids and encourages my participation which makes it so easy to volunteer! Oh, and don't forget the WinterKids staff, they have FUN written all over them!
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Erin Embrey
WinterKids provides such an invaluable opportunity. I am forever grateful for their work ensuring that so many Maine kids have a chance to stay active and healthy through the winter.
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Ethan Strimling
Mayor / Portland, Maine
WinterKids passport helped me to start skiing, which is an activity I still love to do today, and I hope the Passport still continues to help kids like me in Maine do what they love!
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Sabie Lindsay
WinterKid Alumni
Being a Passport holder gave me access to a whole world of winter activities I didn’t know were possible.
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Bailey Sullivan
WinterKid Alumni
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WinterKids has helped over 100,000 Maine children to be active outdoors in the winter through unique education programs statewide.
Winter is Fun
  • We're kicking off a new series, called #LearnExploreMove with WinterKids, to give you and your family fun ways to continue learning outside, year-round!⠀
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The theme of our first lesson plan is BIRDS, and it's designed for Preschool + Early Elementary. (New themes and lessons for expanded age groups coming soon!)⠀
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We recommend the following books to kick off this set of learning activities:⠀
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📙Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater (@amylvpoemfarm), illustrated by Dylan Metrano (@dylanmetrano)⠀
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📘Birds, Nests and Eggs: A Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring and Linda Garrow⠀
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📗The Big Book of BIRDS by Yuval Zommer (@yuvalzommer)⠀
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Click the link in our bio to learn more about these books, and continued learning resources about birds, a simple binoculars craft for backyard bird watching, bird-themed Simon Says (with free printable), songs about birds, and even bird-themed yoga!⠀
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Now get out and have some fun learning about birds! Be sure to share your outdoor learning adventures with us by tagging @WinterKids_org and using the hashtag #LearnExploreMove!⠀
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  • ❝Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.❞⁣⁣⁣⁣
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  • See anything here you love? What's on your bookshelf this week?⁣
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  • Let’s Dance! These DIY Wind Streamers are a fun art project, and they’ll help inspire curiosity and movement while they learn basic earth science lessons.⁣
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Taken directly from the pages of the WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning, we've shared a full lesson plan over on the WinterKids blog (Link in Bio), including a free printable.⁣
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⭐Share your wind streamers with us on social media!⭐⁣
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ℹ️Tag us in your post (@WinterKids_org on Instagram, @WinterKids on Facebook) and use the hashtag: #WinterKidsInSpring ⁣
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  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. If you're heading out on trails, remember to follow good tick prevention by wearing light-colored clothing, using an EPA approved repellent, such as 20-30% DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, and performing frequent tick checks on yourself and your pets.⁣
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Learn more at: maine.gov/lyme⁣
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  • What family adventures are you dreaming up for the summer???⁣
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  • Happy Mother's Day to all of you incredible moms out there! We see you! We love you! 💙⠀⁣
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  • Here's a super-easy, no special materials required outdoor learning activity that will help you lay the building blocks for mathematics: Stick Seriation (aka Arranging Sticks). ⁣
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Click the link in our bio and head over to the WinterKids blog for our lesson outline, and a free downloadable/printable version of this lesson plan too!⁣
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