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Week 2 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 2 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on food & nutrition!

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Weekly Winners 2021 Winter Games 2021

Week 1 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 1 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on outdoor physical activity and health circles!

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Snow Volcanoes!

In this activity, students make volcanoes with snow and a few other ingredients. While creating their volcanoes, they will explore the states of matter – including solids, liquids, and gasses! Thank you to the wonderful teams of teachers from: Glenburn Elementary in Glenburn, Maine, Bay Ridge Elementary in Cutler, Maine, and Dr. Levesque Elementary in Frenchville, Maine, that contributed to this activity during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

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Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicks off Statewide This Week

WinterKids kicks off the 4th annual Winter Games this week across the state and in New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, and Canada!

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Orange Transportation Relay

Bring the story, An Orange in January, to life through a fun relay! This activity is a great way to encourage movement while strengthening the comprehension of the story. Thank you to the team of Kindergarten teachers at Edna Libby School in Standish, Maine for creating and sharing this activity with us during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

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Outdoor Math Fun

These activities were designed for students in Kindergarten and 1st grade, as a fun way to review math concepts outdoors and incorporate movement into their learning. Thank you to the teachers at Glenburn Elementary for creating and sharing these two activities with us during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

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Kick off the new year outdoors with a “pay what you can” WinterKids App Membership for the whole family!

The WinterKids App is the perfect way to begin your new year with outdoor activity. Full of free and discounted winter sports opportunities, the native, mobile WinterKids App is a great way to stay safe and have fun outdoors with your whole family.

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12 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Fun

Studies show that getting outside helps children to be more positive, creative, and adaptable, and more importantly, has a strong potential to improve mental health in areas of general wellbeing, resilience, restoration, and cognition. We believe that the shorter, darker, winter days make getting outside more important than any other time of year. So what are you waiting for? If it’s cold where you are, bundle your children up, and give some of these ideas for outdoor winter fun a try!

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Ice Orbs: An Outdoor Learning Activity

This activity was designed for students in early elementary. After learning about the Properties of Matter, students use balloons and colorful water to create ice orbs for an outdoor winter garden display. Thank you to the team of educators at Ash Point Community School in Owls Head, Maine who shared this activity with us during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

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Snowflake Study: An Outdoor Science Activity

This activity was designed for students in 2nd grade. After researching and learning about snowflakes in the classroom, students head outside to catch snowflakes and study them with magnifying glasses. Created and shared by the amazing teachers at Ames Elementary School in Searsmont, Maine!

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How to Shop AmazonSmile and Benefit WinterKids

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!

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Registration Open for the Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games

Registration is now open for Maine teachers and families to participate in the fourth annual WinterKids Winter Games, a 4-week series of fun outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenges for kids.

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Join WinterKids to kick off the season at License to Chill!

Tickets are available now to join WinterKids License to Chill VIRTUAL EDITION featuring your favorite Maine bands at WinterKids live virtual event this Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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Community Events

Help Kids in Maine Enjoy Winter! Donate Snowshoes to the WinterKids Snowshoe Drive.

Have some old snowshoes at home? Donate them during our WinterKids Snowshoe Drive to help families in Maine access the great outdoors this winter!  Staying active in the winter is…

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With the help of Maine musicians, WinterKids 9th Annual License to Chill Event Launches Virtual Edition

Presented by the Thomas Agency, the 9th Annual WinterKids License to Chill VIRTUAL Edition kicks off today at Noon with a silent auction and ends with a live event on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

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Join WinterKids in Thinking “Outside the Building” This Winter!

DONATE TODAYOTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT WINTERKIDS WinterKids has always thought “outside of the building,” and this year is no different. With educators, parents, and superintendents taking steps to allow kids…

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Hockey Hockey Hippo: A Movement Based Game

This fun movement activity brings the classic board game Hungry Hungry Hippos to life! Thank you to the wonderful team of teachers at Edna Libby Elementary School in Standish, Maine for designing, implementing, and sharing this activity! We’ve also included a list of some of our favorite children’s literature books about hockey!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Go, Slow, Whoa Foods

This is a fun, movement-based extension activity for the Creating A Better Plate lesson from the WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning. Thank you to the wonderful team of teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Harrison, Maine who designed, implemented, and shared this activity!

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The Thomas Agency On Making a Difference in their Local Communities

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…

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Smoothie Challenge

This is a great activity for connecting a nutrition/healthy foods study to Common Core ELA Standards. Thank you to the wonderful team of teachers at Dr. Levesque Elementary in Frenchville, Maine who designed, implemented, and shared this activity during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

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2020 Maine Ski Swaps

If your kids seem to outgrow things by the second, you’re not alone! COVID-19 is affecting the schedule of ski swaps you’ve come to rely on, but thankfully, there are…

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11 Outdoor Learning Activities that Celebrate Fall

The changing of the seasons each fall means incredible foliage, the return of snuggly sweaters, pumpkin-spiced everything, and best of all, an opportunity for children to spend time outside learning about all things Autumn! We’ve rounded up some fun ways you and your family can get outside this season to celebrate fall.

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Summer Fun Puzzles for Preschoolers

Print, laminate, and cut these 11 customizable summer recreation picture puzzles for preschoolers. In addition to the benefits of working on a puzzle, these can be great for vocabulary development and may spark an interest in a new outdoor sport!