Congratulations to Dr. Levesque Elementary, who scored an additional point in the WinterKids Winter Games 2020 as our wild card winners for week 1 with this video they put together introducing themselves as competitors in the Winter Games!
WinterKids Executive Director, Julie Mulkern, knows a thing or two about getting kids outside in the winter. As a mom of two young boys, she sees first-hand, on a daily basis, the benefits of getting her kids outside and active regardless of the time of year.
The WinterKids Winter Games 2020 has officially begun! Follow along, as two elementary schools in each of Maine’s 16 counties will go for the gold by competing in a four-week outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenge during the month of January for cash prizes, equipment and more!⠀Many thanks to the staff and students at Waterboro […]
On January 6, students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will participate in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (2 schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.
Check out these great WinterKids App deals on winter fun, including skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, tubing, and more!
Here is a simple activity for kids as you are gearing up for the new season and taking inventory for upcoming snow adventures. This is a great opportunity for kids to familiarize themselves with snow sports gear while working on their measuring skills.
In the 1920s, thousands of visitors flocked to Portland to enjoy a winter spectacle of ice castles, sculptures, sled dogs, ski jumping and other outdoor festivities to celebrate the season. A century later, the party is back as Carnaval Maine, a celebration of Maine’s rich winter heritage!
With humble beginnings, the WinterKids Welcome to Winter Festival is a celebration of winter in Maine that has now grown into an event for thousands of families in and around Portland Maine to enjoy annually, completely free of charge. Here’s a brief history and a sneak peek at what’s to come this year!
Carnaval ME organizers announced today that WinterKids, an organization that creates opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors, will be the non-profit beneficiary of the inaugural three-day festival taking place on Portland’s Eastern Promenade January 30 through February 2, 2020.
With approximately 117 stores in Maine, Subway of Maine has sponsored the WinterKids Winter Games with 8,000 free lunch coupons to all kids participating. The value of these meals is significant, and we’re so grateful for their support.
To learn more about their mission to feeding Maine families, we connected with Crystal Brown, Marketing Manager for Subway Maine. Here’s what she had to say…
We consider ourselves extremely lucky that Jeff Zachau, of Zachau Construction has become part of the WinterKids Family. We sat down with Jeff to talk about his commitment to supporting WinterKids, a commitment that runs deeply through both his family and company. Here’s what he had to say…
Toolkits have been delivered to our 32 participating Winter Games Schools, and now the count down is officially on to January 6th for the kickoff of the WinterKids Winter Games, when 2 Schools from every county in Maine will compete for $20K in cash and prizes! … LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WINTER GAMES
December’s book of the month selections will help inspire a love for skiing and get them excited to say hello to winter…our favorite season!
You Shop. Amazon Gives! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same price, same service (and yes, your Prime benefits still work too! The big difference is that, when shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates .5% of the price of your eligible purchases to WinterKids!
Check out these great early season deals in the WinterKids App for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, tubing, rock climbing and so much more!
We are excited to welcome
Portland Glass as a key contributing sponsor to WinterKids programs this season!
To learn more about why they’re committed to supporting programs like WinterKids, we reached out to Steve Butler, President of Portland Glass for a quick interview. Here’s what he had to say…
Get out and have some fun this winter with the WinterKids bingo card, and you could win one of three great prizes by sharing your photos & videos! Contest ends at midnight (Eastern) on January 15.
We’re honored to have Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s continued partnership as presenting sponsor of our upcoming Welcome to Winter festival on January 18, 2020! To learn more about why they’re so invested in supporting programs like WinterKids, we reached out to Marlise Montgomery, Program Consultant, Community/Producer Relations for a quick interview. Here’s what she had to say…
Our 8th annual WinterKids License to Chill is on the books, and we smashed our fundraising goal of $30K by raising a whopping $37,914!
Here are just a few photos, courtesy of Whitney J. Fox Photography. Be sure to bookmark this & check back, as there are even more to come!
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 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!