The 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games are Now Complete!

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Playbook Cover Preview WinterKids Winter Games 2022

From January 17-February 11, 2022, over 12,000 students, teachers, and families participated in 4 weeks of “Olympic Games” themed outdoor learning challenges!

22 schools across the state of Maine competed for $50K in cash and prizes for their schools in our Competitive Track!

This year, for the first time ever, we also expanded the WinterKids Winter Games to make it more accessible to more students, teachers, and families with our new Play-Along track!

Winter Games 2022 Schedule

  • Snowflake - PICTON BLUE

    Week 1: Outdoor Physical Activity

    January 17-21, 2022


  • Snowflake - MINION YELLOW

    Week 2: Nutrition

    January 24-28, 2022
    Sponsored by Backyard Farms


  • Snowflake - TELE MAGENTA

    Week 3: Family Engagement

    January 31-February 4, 2022
    Sponsored by Subway & Aroma Joe’s


  • Snowflake - ST PATRICKS BLUE

    Week 4: Winter Carnival

    February 7-11, 2022


5th Annual Winter Games Participation Tracks:

Snowflake Group


  • 22 Schools (4,000 students) across Maine are competing for $50,000 in cash and prizes.

  • Each school is outfitted with a WinterKids Learn Outside Guide and a backpack filled with outdoor safety essentials, courtesy of our sponsor, Kittery Trading Post.

  • Requires full-school participation

  • Access to our private Winter Games Facebook group.

Snowflake Group


  • Over 7,000 pre-registered students will receive the 2022 PLAYBook and incentives!

  • Access to our private Winter Games Facebook group.

  • Access to the digital Winter Games Playbook and additional resources at no cost.

  • Opportunities to win weekly prizes


Snowflake Group


Our students are much more aware of the fun they can have in these long winter months and it’s been wonderful to hear the positive feedback from our parents. It certainly made January fly right by!

-Nancy Stover, Prescott Memorial School, Washington ME

The activities gave us new, fresh ways to get the kids engaged outside. Students enjoyed the inquiry, and structure, yet freedom in the way they were able to carry out the activities. It also gave us a great chance to work together as a school, team, and community. “

-Karen Thurston, Andover Elementary

The community has been super excited, the whole school, there's been a different atmosphere and we're just really happy to be chosen to be part of this, this year.
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Hillary Hoyt
Teacher / Leroy H. Smith School
Kudos to you and this organization for mapping out such a wonderful program for Maine schools. I have been blown away by every aspect of this initiative.
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Christine Bertinet
Principal / Waterboro Elementary School
Win or lose, this has been a wonderful experience for our staff and our community.
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Ben Tripp
Principal / Ash Point Community School
Of course we want to win! But I feel like we've already won... It's an immediate result. You can see the difference in the kids."
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Crystal DaGraca
Principal / Swan's Island School
Ok, first and foremost, this is the COOLEST program.  The amount of thought that has gone into it is incredible.
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Sam Person
PE Teacher / Waterboro Elementary School
I am SO thankful for the impact this Winter Kids competition has on our kids. In this short time, the changes in attitudes, physical activity, even the helpfulness of students was very heart-warming.
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School Nurse
Piscataquis Community Elementary School
Because of this competition, my family is now rethinking our snack choices and making healthier ones, our kids and community have formed a wonderful bond coming together for one goal, and you managed to get a Mom, who hates winter and the cold, outside embracing the beauty of Maine having fun with her kids.
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Dayton Consolidated School Mom
How do you combine a community, school, home, nutrition, exercise, team, kids, parents, teachers, school spirit, awareness, and fun? Participate in WinterKids Winter Games!! Seriously had no idea how amazing this would be and what our community was capable of! The support and Camaraderie is incredible. What a positive experience this has been for our kids and all the parents too!
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Christina Barber
It has been inspirational to watch our community unite around a common purpose of healthy, active kids.
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Sarah Maxwell
Assistant Principal / Waldo T. Skillen School
Let's just say several parents told me their students were sleeping better at night and at school we've had much less behavior issues this week! Two very big positives for WinterKids Winter Games challenge week #2!!
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C. Ellis
Principal / Miles Lane Elementary
This was truly an inspiration to the kids, staff and families to embrace the winters here in Maine, more than they already have.
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C. Agreste
School Nurse / Dayton Consolidated School

Winter Games 2022 News & Updates

2022 WinterKids Winter Games Awards Ceremonies

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up in February with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools! This year’s 4-week series of challenges […]

2022 Winter Games Gallery of Play-Along Champions

This year, we expanded the WinterKids Winter Games to make it more accessible to more students, teachers, and families with our new Play-Along track! The result? Over 7,000 participants across […]

Winter Games Week 4 Moment of the Week

For week 4 of the WinterKids Winter Games (Winter Carnival Week), we asked our schools to submit a highlight reel, showcasing the very best of their Winter Games experience. Congratulations […]

Winter Games Week 3 Moment of the Week

For week 3 of the WinterKids Winter Games (Family Engagement Week, sponsored by Subway & Aroma Joe’s), we asked our schools to submit their favorite photo of the week. Congratulations […]

Winter Games Week 2 Moment of the Week

For week 2 of the WinterKids Winter Games (Nutrition Week, sponsored by Backyard Farms), we asked our schools to submit a Meme about the Winter Games. Congratulations to West Bath […]

Winter Games Week 1 Moment of the Week

For week 1 of the WinterKids Winter Games (Outdoor Physical Activity Week), we asked our schools to submit highlights from this year’s opening ceremonies. Congratulations to Leroy H. Smith School […]

Winter Games 2022 Opening Ceremony at Mast Landing Elementary

The WinterKids team joined Mast Landing Elementary in Freeport, Maine for their 2022 Winter Games opening ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2022. Here are a a few photos!

WinterKids Kicks Off Fifth Annual WinterKids Winter Games in Maine Elementary Schools Statewide

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games will kick off this month with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools!

Winter Games 2022 Toolkits Delivered!

The WinterKids team hit the road to deliver Winter Games toolkits to the 22 schools across Maine that will be participating in our 2022 Competitive Track!


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Union Elementary School holds winter carnival

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