Gearing Up for Cooler Weather

Winter is coming! Please continue sending your child with a few extra layers of clothing, especially a windproof layer. Here is our recommended list of outerwear for the days between 20-40 degrees, additional recommendations for children that tend to be colder outdoors, snowy days, or for temperatures under 20 degrees are in italics:

  • Warm hat that covers ears
  • Fleece neck gaiter or balaclava
  • 3 upper layers: for example: thermal base layer, t-shirt, sweater/sweatshirt, and waterproof insulated jacket 
  • Waterproof insulated mittens
  • 2 lower layers: for example: fleece insulated jeans and rain pants, pants and snow pants or thermal base layer, leggings, and snowpants.
  • Warmer socks (wool or synthetic- cotton is not recommended)
  • Winter boots with insulation

If you have any questions about weather or gear, please contact Sheila at will0342@umn.edu. Thank you for all that you do in support of this level of engagement with learning and exploration!