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WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers

Winter may be over, but outdoor learning happens in all seasons. WinterKids has launched a virtual training to go alongside our Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL) and for a limited time, teachers can get both the training and the GOAL binder for FREE.

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Spring Fun Puzzles for Preschoolers

Print, laminate, and cut these 9 customizable spring 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 getting outside!

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WinterKids Spring Playlist: Music and Movement to Welcome and Appreciate the Season

Our WinterKids Spring Playlist includes music for moving, learning, and exploring throughout the spring season. This playlist is great for backyard play, dancing in the living room, road tripping, yoga,…

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Tree Cookies: A Nature-Based Art Activity

In this nature-based art activity, students will learn more about trees, then choose something they love about winter in Maine and illustrate it on their tree cookie! 

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9th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Mountain Awards Summary & Full Photo Gallery

The 9th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Mountain is in the books!

THANK YOU to the 262 participants who helped raise over $522K in this year’s reimagined, COVID safe, Celebration of Movement, presented by Agren.

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Why Agren is Committed to Supporting WinterKids and Local Maine Communities

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…

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WinterKids Winter Games 2021 is In the Books!

Video Credit: DeLaite Films This year, more than ever, kids and teachers were happy to get outside and play in the WinterKids Winter Games. 7,275 children and 304 teachers in…

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Melting Snow & Ice Experiment

In this activity, students will conduct an experiment in order to find which solid melts the fastest: snow or ice. Many thanks to the 2nd Grade teachers at Helen Thompson School in West Gardiner, Maine for sharing this great activity guide during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

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Annual Report (FY2020)

We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year…

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Ann & Jess Carter Talk About Why Carters XC Ski Supports WinterKids

If Carters XC Ski Center, in Bethel, Maine isn’t already on your list of places to get outside this winter, we bet it will be after you watch this video!…

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WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Moments of the Week-FULL GALLERY

Check out these incredible Moments of the Week, submitted by participating schools in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games!

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Seth Wescott Congratulates WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants

Congratulations to all of our WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants! WinterKids spokesperson, and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Seth Wescott shares a special message for you all…You are, indeed, proof of…

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Week 4 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 4 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on winter celebration and winter fun!

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Week 3 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 3 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on family engagement + Social & Community Service.

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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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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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Governor Janet Mills’ Message to WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants

We are honored to share this special message from Governor Janet Mills to WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants! Hello Maine students! This is Governor Janet Mills. As someone who grew…

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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!