Enjoy some time together outside while working on identifying patterns and creating patterns with natural objects. This activity is great for preschool to 2nd-grade level for either introducing the concept of patterns or for practicing and reinforcing understanding of patterns.
We have been proud to partner with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on various WinterKids programs, and are excited to welcome them as a key supporting sponsor of all programs this season! The synergy between their mission to improve community health in places where we live, work and play and WinterKids mission to get kids and families outside and active is undeniable. To learn more about their commitment to local communities, we reached out to Justin Burkhardt, Marketing Strategy Manager for a quick interview. Here’s what he had to say…
To learn more about the importance of giving back as part of Acadia Insurance’s company culture, we recently connected with Jonathan Becker, Regional Vice President and Branch Manager, and Jennifer Towne, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, for a quick interview. Here’s what they had to say…
Fiscal Year 2019 WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun outdoor winter activity Your support helps to… Make a statewide impactWith programs in all 16 counties of Maine, we will reach 29,000 kids this year with innovative, outdoor initiatives for families, schools, and communities.Make winter more accessibleFrom our popular Welcome to […]
November’s book of the month selections will give you tools to help increase their awareness and engage their senses as you head outdoors this fall and winter!
New annual App memberships are now officially available, and you’re going to love the deals we’re lining up for you in the WinterKids App this season!
We recently sat down with Vaughan Clark, president of The Thomas Agency (and part-owner of Mt. Abram Ski Area!) to talk about what draws them to make a difference in their community by supporting organizations like WinterKids. Here’s what he had to say…
WinterKids is proud to call L.L. Bean a key partner in our efforts to get kids outside and active all winter. We recently sat down with WinterKids board member Ryan Larsen, Corporate Merchant for Equipment, to talk about the company’s commitment to supporting local communities, including programs like WinterKids. Here’s what he had to say…
Let’s get our bodies ready for winter fun! These stretches and agility challenges will help kids develop the balance, coordination, and quickness needed for many winter sports and activities.
Agren is not just Maine’s largest independent appliance and mattress retailer. They’re a retailer with heart and strong ties to Maine’s local communities, and we are proud to call them a WinterKids partner! We recently sat down with Jason Agren, the company’s President, to talk about their commitment to WinterKids and the communities they serve. Here’s what he had to say…
If you’re as excited for winter as we are, you’re going to love the deals we’re lining up for you in the WinterKids App this season! With annual membership renewals coming up 11/1, don’t forget to squeeze every last drop out of your 2019 membership with these, and all of the other deals currently available!
Our picks for October books of the month will fuel curiosity on fall hikes, and help you as a parent or teacher learn creative ways to get outside, even when the weather is “bad”.
Does gearing up for winter sports mean all new gear?If your kids who seem to outgrow things by the second, you’re not alone! Thankfully, organizations across the state of Maine are planning ski swaps and sales this fall to help ease the burden on your wallet!Many even allow you to bring in the outgrown gear, […]
Kids’ Book of the Month Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak Autumn is almost here! Can you feel it? This is a fascinating time for children… the beauty and wonder of the changing seasons can ignite children’s curiosity in the natural world. Scott Sampson, the author of How to Raise a Wild Child: The […]
Dramatic Play: Summer Market & Making Succotash An outdoor, dramatic play activity inspired by the book Summer Supper! After reading the story, children are invited to head to the farmers’ market to buy ingredients and make their own farm-to-fork dish! Succotash recipe card and farmer’s market shopping list downloads are provided in this blog post! […]
Get Out For Some Fun During the Beautiful Fall Season! School may be back in session, but there are still so many reasons to get outside! Fall is in the air, and it’s such a beautiful time to be outside in New England! be sure to check the WinterKids App for some great deals on […]
WinterKids is honored to be this year’s race beneficiary, so by signing up, you’re not just challenging yourself to participate in this event, but you’ll be helping WinterKids continue to expand critical programs that get kids outside and active year-round across Maine and New Hampshire!
Kids’ Book of the Month Summer Supper Written by Rubin Pfeffer, Pictures by Mike Austin Summer Supper is a fun and joyful story of a farm-to-fork community meal that is told entirely with words beginning with the letter “s”! It may even inspire your family to enjoy more dinners outside and soak up these summer […]
Stuck in the same old race rut? Why not challenge yourself to something new? The Dynamic Fit Challenge, coming up on Saturday, September 14 at Pineland Farms (New Gloucester, ME) is here to help you break the rut!
WinterKids has been privileged to call Hannaford one of our longest-term partners, and our Major Community Sponsor. We recently had the chance to sit down with WinterKids board member Dyana Tull, Hannaford’s Vice President of Legal Affairs, and Sherri Stevens, Hannaford’s Community Relations Manager, to talk about the company’s commitment to supporting local communities, including […]
Make the Most of These Last Few Weeks of Summer With Great Deals on Adventures in Maine & New Hampshire! August is here, which means there are just a few more weeks before the kids head back to school! To help you make the most out of the rest of their summer vacation, be sure […]
How to Start a Summer Outdoor Adventure Journal (Inspired by GOAL Activity: Experiencing the Outdoors Through Art 2.1 – 2.2) Summary/ intro: This activity is great for children who are in Grades PreK – Grade 2 and can be modified for children in higher grades. We will spend time outside and create the first entry […]
Our July picks for book of the month are all about kindness, thoughtfulness, and problem-solving skills…and of course, learning while enjoying nature!
This summer is shaping up to be jam-packed with fun, affordable things to do with the family, and the first annual Summer Fest with Macaroni Kid at the Maine Mall on July 13 is no exception! We’re proud to partner with Macaroni Kid, and Josh will be there to represent WinterKids from 11-3. We hope […]