WinterKids Winter Games 2020 Wrap Up Report

WinterKids Winter Games 2020 Wrap Up Report

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 (superintendents, principals, vice principals, school nutrition, guidance, maintenance, bus drivers, and more) to take their classrooms outside this winter, learning, playing, and taking advantage of the magic that is Winter in Maine!

Continue reading for a play by play rundown of what happened during this year’s Winter Games!


WinterKids Winter Games 2020 Timeline v 1 2

This month-long challenge was aligned with STEAM and focused on outdoor physical activity, nutrition, and family engagement. Entire communities wrapped their arms around these schools to support and get involved themselves. Schools were supported by 82 different businesses and local organizations!!! The snowball effect is real friends!

Each week, schools were given different challenges to complete throughout the week. They were scored on a rubric that allowed them to earn points that also took into account guest speakers, non-teaching staff participation, social media shares, community collaboration, and more.


Week 1: Outdoor Physical Activity & Science

Ways to Succeed

  • Student Participation
  • Complete 5 physical activity challenges from the WinterKids Elementary or Preschool GOAL
  • Non-Teaching Staff Participation
  • Guest Speaker
  • Social Media
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Weekly Wild Card: VIDEO

Scoring Rubric

Week 1 Rubric Winter Games 2020

The theme for Week 1 was Outdoor Physical Activity and Science. After kicking off the Winter Games with their opening ceremonies, Students completed 5 physical activity challenges from the WinterKids Elementary or Preschool GOAL.

Just look at how they took their science lessons outside and stayed active all week long!


Week 2: Nutrition & Math

Ways to Succeed

  • Student Participation
  • Complete 5 nutrition challenges from the WinterKids Elementary or Preschool GOAL
  • Non-Teaching Staff Participation
  • Guest Speaker
  • Social Media
  • Nutrition Collaboration
  • Weekly Wild Card: MEME

Scoring Rubric

Week 2 Rubric Winter Games 2020

The theme for Week 2 was Nutrition and Math, sponsored by Backyard Farms. Students completed 5 nutrition challenges from the WinterKids Elementary or Preschool GOAL.

Check out all the fun they had learning about nutrition & math:

And OH, the MEMES!


Week 3: Family Engagement & Art

Ways to Succeed

  • Student & Family Participation: return a completed family activity BINGO card.
  • Non-Teaching Staff Participation
  • Guest Speaker
  • Social Media
  • Family Engagement
  • Weekly Wild Card: PHOTO

Scoring Rubric

Week 3 Rubric Winter Games 2020

The theme for Week 3 was Family Engagement & Art, sponsored by 5210 Let’s Go! Students took home bingo cards with many outdoor activities to do with their families.

Check out these awesome photos of healthy, winter fun that happened all across Maine!


Week 4: Winter Carnival & Technology / Engineering

Ways to Succeed

  • Student Participation
  • Hold a School-Wide Winter Carnival
  • Non-Teaching Staff Participation
  • Guest Speaker
  • Social Media
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Weekly Wild Card: BOOMERANG VIDEO

Scoring Rubric

Week 4 Rubric Winter Games 2020

The theme for Week 4 Winter Carnival and Technology / Engineering. Students enjoyed learning technology and engineering skills that allowed them to do fun and creative things both outdoors and indoors, and celebrated their final week of the Winter Games!


Weekly Wild Card Winners

Each week schools had an opportunity to enter the Wild Card competition for a chance to win ONE additional point. Here were our weekly winners: