Our annual four-week outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenge that will help you and your students to MOVE, LEARN, and EXPLORE outdoors!
WINTERKIDS GUIDE TO ACTIVE OUTDOOR LEARNING (GOAL)
This is your resource for incorporating outdoor education into your winter lesson plans. This binder includes easy-to-implement lessons developed by and for teachers to inspire you to take your classroom outside.
Yesterday we collected some nature from our playground and made some ice catchers...the kids were so excited to see what they looked like this morning.
Day by Day Childcare, New Hampshire
I think the WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning binder is great!! There are so many things that can be done to help get kids moving, yet connect it back to many areas of education as well. ELC is an alternative school for students who just can't seem to work in a public school setting. We generally try to do activities that do get them outside and moving since the kids we work with tend to do better with hands on activities.
Early Learning Center, New Hampshire
The WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning has brought so much to our school, not just in ways that keep the children physically active but also in ways to keep them engaged socially and emotionally. Many of the activities are geared to get the children working together and becoming a team, no winners, no losers...just kids having fun.
The kids were so excited to go outside and therefore were more engaged in the lesson. It was also a great way for me to get a quick check in on the where the kids were with these skills.
We loved our WinterKids materials. The kids had so much fun using the animal track tracker. We spent many afternoons looking for new animal prints.
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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.”