Lesson Materials for WinterKids Challenge Teachers

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WinterKids Winter Games

The WinterKids Winter Games will inspires thousands of students, teachers, and staff in elementary schools across the state of maine to go for the gold every January!

Looking for ideas to incorporate the Winter Games into YOUR classroom lessons?

Our lesson suggestions align to Common Core, ME Learning Results, and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Early Childhood Educators

Guide to Active Outdoor Learning: Preschool Edition

Our Guide to Active Outdoor Learning (GOAL) for preschool students is your resource for hands-on, winter-themed activities for indoors and out.

WinterKids Preschool Challenge

Do you want incentives and prizes for getting outside during Maine’s best season? Join the WinterKids Preschool Challenge, an award-winning, evidence-based program that will help you and your students to move, learn and explore outdoors.

WinterKids Preschool Challenge Downloadable Materials

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Elementary Teachers

Guide to Active Outdoor Learning (GOAL): Elementary Edition

The WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning (GOAL) for Elementary students 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.

GOAL Elementary Edition Downloadable Materials

The nutrition lessons in our GOAL Elementary Edition are popular and easy to facilitate! You can download and print ready-to-use food group signs & food cards here (be sure to laminate them for extended use!)

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Other Resources For Teachers



Let’s Go!
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program implemented throughout Maine and in a few communities in neighboring states.

Maine Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance
MAHPERD is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Mainers by supporting and promoting effective educational practices, quality curriculum, instruction, the Maine Learning Results, and assessment in the areas of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and related fields.

Ski Museum of Maine
Celebrating and preserving the history and heritage of Maine skiing.

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New Hampshire

HEAL is a network of state and community partners dedicated to advancing population-based approaches to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease in New Hampshire. HEAL aims to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, prioritizing its work in communities and populations with the greatest health disparities.

New Hampshire Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance
New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will encourage healthful lifestyles through health, physical education, recreation, and dance, by communicating this to professionals, students and the public. Our mission is to promote professional standards, quality programs, professional development, legislative support, and regional and national affiliation

New England Ski Museum
Our mission is to collect, conserve, and exhibit elements of ski history for research, education, and inspiration. We have operated our Museum at Franconia Notch State Park since December 1982 and welcome thousands of visitors each year. Whether online or in person, we encourage you to enjoy our stories from the history of skiing.

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Working with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.

Healthier US School Challenge
The Healthier US School Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.

National Institutes of Health
NIH’s ultimate goal is to improve the nation’s health through medical research. Check out these resources for improved health and well-being.

School Nurse’s Guide to Kids’ Health and Safety
A guide for school nurses and teachers on how to spot certain illnesses and prevent them from spreading.