WinterKids Winter Games 2021 is In the Books!

WinterKids Winter Games 2021 is In the Books!

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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 125 schools & communities participated in the 2021 Games!

This year’s Games were modified to meet the demands of a challenging school year, and teachers across the state took the opportunity to encourage their students to move, learn, and explore outside. “Being outdoors is so important every year, but this year it is especially important because kids aren’t able to get together and do the things they normally do, like team sports. The physical as well as emotional and social benefits [of the 2021 Winter Games] are huge,” says Tim Pearson, PE teacher at Dedham School.

In addition to schools, WinterKids provided Winter Games PLAYBooks to 11 recreation departments around Maine so that children who may not have participated during school were provided some inspiration to get outside during school vacation week. To see what the Games are all about and try some of the activities while winter is still in full force, download the free resources here.

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Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”



With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

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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 for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.