How to Get your Students Outside
in the Winter
Explore Winter Habitats
There is a whole world of living things at home in colder climates. Discover winter homes and wildlife right outside your classroom.
Have a "Winter Challenge"
Snow presents an exciting change of environment to build a tower, collaboratively move a giant snowball, or plan a scavenger hunt.
Do an Outdoor Experiment
Changing seasons offer a unique opportunity to look at scientific concepts and theories right in the out-of-doors.
Enjoy Being Out in Nature
Don't forget to do the thing that every child loves to do outside in the snow: play!
Give the Gift of Reading
Children's Book Recommendations
Over and Under the Snow
Discover a secret world in this stunning depiction of life in winter habitats. A wonderful provocation to get students thinking about the life cycle of animals throughout various seasons.
Picture a Tree
Full of beautiful and thought-provoking imagery, this book allows readers to consider the many faces, functions, and stories of trees in diverse contexts. A perfect opportunity to invite students to draw or consider how they might picture a tree themselves.
Bob and Otto
A warm and heart-felt story of two friends who go on a journey to discover their great impact on the other's life and wellbeing, inviting students to think about the environmental synergy of all living things.