TMO Winter Challenge


To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. – Aristotle
It also makes hot chocolate taste even better.  – Alex, age 8

We’re inviting you to get outside this winter, to marvel at snowflakes, build snowmen, slide down a slope, play tag, climb snow banks, make snow angels, smash icicles or whatever else you can come up with. And then drink hot chocolate, mmmmm.

Join us for the Take Me Outside Winter Challenge from February 14-28, 2019 (printable poster here). It’s our inaugural cold weather campaign to shake the cabin fever and get students across Canada embracing our northerly latitudes!

We’ve kept it super simple: take your students outside for an hour sometime between February 14-28 extend recess, take a walk or implement a teaching session outside. The *how* is entirely up to you. Need some ideas? Here are some suggestions for extending the classroom beyond four walls and a desk.

Bonus! There’s a handful of prizes up for grabs.

  • $100 MEC gift card
  • Limited edition Take Me Outside t-shirts
  • Delicious hot chocolate mix

For your chance to score one of these awesome prizes, simply share your outdoor adventure with us by using #TMOWinterChallenge or upload your photos below. We can’t wait to see them!

What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? –  John Steinbeck