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January 9 – February 3, 2023
This year’s theme was “My Wild Winter,” Schools across Maine (along with 13 other states!) participated in four weeks of fun, active outdoor learning challenges!
Once again, the WinterKids Winter Games brought a little healthy competition to elementary schools across Maine. The four-week-long program, which spanned from January 9th to February 3rd, featured fun, active, and educational activities that get students moving and learning outside!
For our Sixth Annual WinterKids Winter Games, 3,000 students in 16 schools across Maine competed for $30,000 in cash and prizes in the Competitive Track, AND an estimated 7,000 students across 13 states participated in the flexible Play-Along Track. Ultimately, over 10,000 kids got outdoors and active throughout January!
6th Annual Winter Games Participation Tracks:
3,000 students in 16 schools across Maine competed for $30,000 in cash and prizes!
Full-school participation required
Each school was outfitted with a WinterKids Learn Outside Guide, a backpack filled with outdoor safety essentials courtesy of our sponsor, Kittery Trading Post, and toolkits with our PLAYBook and weekly incentives for all participating students.
Opportunities to win cash prizes from Central Maine Power Company!
Access to our private Winter Games Facebook group.
We have run out of toolkits, but our PLAYBook and supplemental resources are available FREE here on our website. Register for access!
Classes can participate on their own or with other classes in the same school, and all at their own pace (even after the games have officially ended!)
The first 7,000 registered students were outfitted with our Winter Games PLAYBook and weekly incentives for all participating students (OUT OF STOCK)
Our Winter Games PLAYBook Guides the Way!
Our easy-to-follow “My Wild Winter” Winter Games PLAYBook guides students through four weeks of fun outdoor learning challenges, with weekly incentives for all participating students who were registered before the start of the Games.
January 9-13, 2023
FOCUS: Outdoor Physical Activity
January 16-20, 2023
Sponsored by Backyard Farms
INCENTIVE: Smoothie Cup
January 23-January 27, 2023
Sponsored by Subway & Aroma Joe’s
FOCUS: Family Engagement
January 30-February 3, 2023
FOCUS: Winter Carnival
INCENTIVE: Recycled Disc Flyers
-Nancy Stover, Prescott Memorial School, Washington ME
-Karen Thurston, Andover Elementary
Recent Winter Games News & Updates
WinterKids Announces Gold, Silver and Bronze Prize Winners in the 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
The 6th annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up last week, with 16 schools competing statewide to win cash prizes for their schools!
The 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up on Friday, February 3rd, and Things got Seriously Wild! Helpful Links: Our 16 Competitive Track schools across Maine finished WEEK 4 of […]
Week 4 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games was focused on a wild winter carnival, and check out how much fun these competitive track schools had! Our 16 Competitive Track […]
Week 3 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games was focused on Family Engagement, bringing classrooms and families together outside! Week 3 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games had our 16 […]
Week 2 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games was focused on NUTRITION, and our Competitive Track participants HAD A DELICIOUS TIME! Week 2 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games had […]
Week 1 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games was focused on Outdoor Physical Activity, and boy, did our Competitive Track participants get WILD! Our 16 competitive schools from across Maine […]
Williams-Cone Elementary snags second place in WinterKids Winter Games
WinterKids Winter Games wraps up: Winterport school takes home top prize
WinterKids announces this year’s Winter Games winners
Topsham takes silver in Winterkids Winter Games
WinterKids Winter Games: Leroy H. Smith School wins gold!
WinterKids announces Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in sixth annual WinterKids Winter Games
Williams-Cone Elementary earns second place in WinterKids Winter Games competition
WinterKids teaches nutrition and gets students outside
THE 2023 WINTER GAMES WERE MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM: