Challenge FOR Kids
February 7 – 13, 2021
with WINTER PASSPORTS
A free, week-long winter challenge for ALL Manitobans.
Register your family, class, or entire school for some outdoor winter fun! Spend time doing outdoor activities.
This could include walking, playing, building snow forts, biking, running, skating, cross-country skiing, snow sculptures, snowshoeing, tobogganing, & more!
All you need to do is register and get moving!
The Passports for Kids include mini-challenges you can check off along your journey to reach 130 km. Celebrate your achievements with some of the passport incentives provided by awesome local businesses.
By participating you can be entered to win special prizes, and post on social media to increase your chances! Just check off as many challenges as you can and make a social media post using the hashtag #SayFreezeWPG! – one prize entry per post!
SO MANY PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY THIS YEAR!
Prizes will be distributed for:
Participation (randomly selected from all registered)
Most KM Kid (must be registered for 130km challenge)
Most KM Classroom (must be registered for 130km challenge)
Most KM Family (must be registered for 130km challenge)
For more details, check our 2021 prizes page!
* For families and kids to be entered for prizes: child must be under 14 years of age and be registered for both the Jack Frost Challenge for Kids and 130km challenge (please enter your birth year when registering).
how to participate?
Step 1: Register your Kid, Family or School
Sign up your family, class, or school to participate in Jack Frost Challenge for Kids! Registration will be open January 2021.
Sign up for access to a kids Jack Frost passport, activities, and a chance to win prizes!
Everyone who registers will be entered for a chance to win participation prizes. There are also prizes for the Most Kilometres Kid, Most Kilometres Family and Most Kilometres Classroom for the groups that sign up for the 130km challenge.
Step 2: Plan your Jack Frost Challenge
Decide how you want to celebrate Jack Frost Challenge, what activities you want to complete with your family or class. Check out activity ideas below or use our new JFC Passport.
Step 3: Get Moving
Walk, run, bike, skate, ski, snowshoe, play outside, and so much more! Share your adventures with us – use #jackfrostchallenge.
JFC FOR KIDS – Activities
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or how you get around, Jack Frost Challenge is for everyone! Here are event ideas and things you can do!
Winter Walk Day
Winter Walk Day is celebrated by schools across Canada each year. This year we’re celebrating Winter Walk Day on February 10, 2021!
Celebrate however you want – organize a group walk with your family, play outside for Phys Ed, or try out some ideas from our NEW PASSPORT FOR KIDS for participation certificates!
Join the Jack Frost Challenge competition
The goal is for your team to complete 130 kilometres of outdoor activity!
Register your family or class as a team for Jack Frost Challenge, with the goal to reach 130km of collective outdoor activities during the week of Feb 7 – 13, 2021. Run, bike, walk, snowshoe, build snow forts, toboggan, or even roll around in the snow! Count your kilometres of running, biking, walking, or snowshoeing. To log the other activities – 10 min of play, or activity counts for 1km!
1. Register your family, class, or school as a ‘workplace team’
2. Use the School Teams Log Sheet to track participating students’ activities, and submit the completed sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Check out our Kids Passport, check off activities from your passport as you complete you 130km challenge. Take a photo and tag #SayFreezeFamilies to document your achievements and be entered to win passport participation prizes.
4. Have a chance to win prizes! There’s a prize for Most Kilometres Family and Most Kilometres Classroom (based on an average km).
BikeWalkRoll School Travel Survey
Tracking trends in active school travel supports the work we do. Help us by showing how your students are getting to and from school.
Polar Bear Recess
Host Polar Bear Recess for the week! Bundle up and send students outside to play at recess, even if the temperature is below -20C.
Snow Sculpture Competition
Encourage your students to show their creativity while enjoying time outside! Create a snow sculpture competition. You can include different categories so everyone can be included, such as Best Snowman, Most Creative, or Tallest Sculpture.
Check out these great tips for building snow sculptures with your students!
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD WITH POSTERS
AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Posters (11 x 17)
Social Media – Facebook Graphics
Social Media – Instagram Graphics
- Use our images, text, and hashtags for your social media posts.
- Put up #JackFrostChallenge posters around school to promote walking to school
- Give tips on dressing for cold weather
- Share inspiration on social media
- Include Jack Frost Challenge in your newsletter
- Make announcements to highlight your fun winter activities