Winter Walk Day Ideas

IT'S SIMPLE TO BE ACTIVE IN WINTER!

TIPS FOR DRESSING FOR WINTER WALKING

  • Keep hands and head covered to prevent heat loss
  • On really cold days wear a scarf over your face and mouth
  • Wear warm, waterproof boots
  • Wear a warm coat that deflects the wind
  • Woolen clothing helps to retain the heat
  • Wear clothing or carry knapsacks with reflective material – it’s important to be seen
  • If possible, change wet clothes at school – tuck an extra pair of socks and mitts into knapsacks
  • Below -25oC is considered too cold for walking so move your walk in-doors or select another day for outdoor activities or walking to school

HERE ARE SOME FUN IDEAS TO GET YOUR FEET MOVING:

  • Get the whole school involved by posting student-made posters around the school
  • Allow students who travel to school by bus to walk the school perimeter or arrange for an alternate drop-off with adult supervision to allow the students to walk to school
  • Make a We WALK in Winter banner and display it prominently
  • Post announcements in the school newsletter or on the bulletin board
  • Air announcements on the school’s PA system
  • Encourage students to write about their winter walk experiences in articles or poems or even raps
  • Invite local dignitaries to join you on your winter walk day: mayor, councilor, school trustee, police constable, and public health nurse
  • Alert your local media and get the community involved
  • Hand out our ‘winter walk tags’ and stickers to participating students
  • Hand out hot chocolate to walkers as they arrive at school
  • Have a friendly challenge between classes or even another school
  • Reward classes with the 'golden snow boot' award – an old boot spray painted gold
  • Have the students challenge the teachers to walk in winter and track progress on the school bulletin board
  • Wear funky hats or decorate snow boots
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