Winter Walk to School Day


Join other Vermont Schools in participating in a Winter Walk to School Day!

Looking for resources?  We've got you covered.  Get posters, parent letters and more by going here:

Winter Walk to School Day Resource Toolkit

Pinterest page with additional resources: Winter Walk to School Day Pinterest Page


Some tips on creating your own Winter Walk to School Day:

School too rural? Roads too busy and dangerous? Here's a solution: You can make this event possible by designating a "meet-up point" where children are dropped off by the bus (or by their parents,) and everyone walks together the rest of the way to school

Other ways to do a Winter Walk to School Day: 

  • Parents walk their children to school instead of driving
  • Several parents and volunteers set up a "Walking School Bus Route" A Walking School Bus is a group of students walking along a
    designated route to school led by an adult supervisor. Walking School Buses often have “Stops” along the way where students
    can join the group. Learn more about how to create a walking school bus here: Walking Schoolbus MiniGuide

Ways to engage your students in Winter Walk to School Day:

  • Have students create and deliver morning announcements 
  • A "wacky hat" contest for people who walk to school that day
  • Students create posters
  • Singing winter walk songs (here's a handy list of some ideas)
  • A "golden boot" contest for the class that has the most participation
  • A party for the class that has the most participation
  • Special privileges for participants 
    • first group to be dismissed at the end of the day
    • pajama party
    • pizza party
    • extra-long recess
    • special lunch-time treat
    • etc
  • Participation prizes (pencils, stickers, etc)
  • Hot chocolate or other treat for participants when they arrive

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