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Join us for the 2021 Edition of the WinterKids Winter Games!

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WINTERKIDS IS KID-CENTERED AND TEACHER APPROVED!

We adapted the fourth annual Winter Games to hybrid and remote learning models in schools. Classrooms across Maine and New Hampshire opted into the Games for the 4-week challenge, for incentives, prizes, and fun, easy to use PLAYbooks for families at home.

Each classroom and their families participated in a four-week outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenge with a circles theme focused on resilience, community, and inclusion from January 11 – February 5, 2021.

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Governor Janet Mills’ Message to WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants

We are honored to share this special message from Governor Janet Mills to WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants! Hello Maine students! This is Governor Janet Mills. As someone who grew…

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Week 1 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 1 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on outdoor physical activity and health circles!

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Week 2 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 2 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on food & nutrition!

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Week 3 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 3 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on family engagement + Social & Community Service.

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Week 4 Winners in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games

We’re proud to announce the official winners for week 4 of the WinterKids Winter Games, focused on winter celebration and winter fun!

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Seth Wescott Congratulates WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants

Congratulations to all of our WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Participants! WinterKids spokesperson, and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Seth Wescott shares a special message for you all…You are, indeed, proof of…

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WinterKids Winter Games 2021 Moments of the Week-FULL GALLERY

Check out these incredible Moments of the Week, submitted by participating schools in the 2021 WinterKids Winter Games!

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WinterKids Winter Games 2021 is In the Books!

Video Credit: DeLaite Films 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…

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CREATE YOUR OWN WINTER GAMES!

The Winter Games may be over, but our fun (and easy to use) PLAYbook is designed to be a tool for kids to Move, Learn, and Explore, all winter long!

The full PLAYbook is also available to download and print (FREE), along with a huge library of supplemental resources right here on our website! Come join the fun!

Request information on how your students can participate in next year’s Winter Games by filling out the form below.

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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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

MEDIA COVERAGE

January 14, 2021

WinterKids 4th annual Winter Games kick off this week

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January 14, 2021

WinterKids’ Winter Games under way

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November 23, 2020

Registration open for WinterKids Winter Games

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THE WINTER GAMES ARE MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:

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