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Every day, we check in with staff from different Clubs who share activities for members across all age groups. Today’s list of activities includes Wordy Wednesday, lyric writing, “smART Talks,” Mastermind, and Wellness Wednesday. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Welcome to post #3 of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s “Club at Home!” Every day, we’ll post content that brings Club programs, traditions, and staff into the homes of members. Our goal is to provide the same fun and educational activities to our Club members and families, even while Clubs are physically closed. 

Today, we check in with staff from our Clubs who share different activities for members across all age groups, including Wordy Wednesday, lyric writing, “smART Talks,” Mastermind, and Wellness Wednesday.

We’d also like to share that City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced a new text program called Alert Boston, which shares coronavirus updates as they are learned. The texts are available in Spanish, Haitan Creole, French, Cabo Verdean Creole, and Portuguese, in addition to English. Text BOSCOVID to 99411 to opt-in to alerts in English. Click here for more details and text codes for additional languages. 

Additionally, Boston Public Schools continues to provide Chromebooks to BPS students who need one. Click here for more details and to find information about more affordable internet.

Riddle of the Day
Courtesy of Jenna, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

For Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club teens, Teen Education Coordinator Skyler’s “Riddle of the Day” has become a fixture in day-to-day Club life. We’re excited to keep this tradition alive and bring brain teasers to the members and families of all Clubs as part of “Club at Home.”

Today’s Riddle: 

What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

The answer to yesterday’s riddle: Footsteps

Tune in tomorrow to see the answer and get a new riddle!  

Courtesy of PPO

Yawkey Club Arts Director Natalie recommends this fun, easy tutorial to make an origami butterfly in three minutes. All you need is a square piece of paper. If you don’t have origami paper at home, make your own following these simple steps from Andy Origami!

For ages 8-12. 

Health & Wellness
Courtesy of Yoga Ed. 

Grace, Senior Director of Healthy Lifestyles at Boys & Girls Clubs, recommends this activity as a follow-up from Monday’s focus on calming breathing. The yoga video below focuses on how breathing can change how you feel and help you with relaxation.

For ages 8-13.

Learning Center
Courtesy of Braidie, Edgerley Family South Boston Club 

Happy Wordy Wednesday! Braidie, Edgerley Club’s School Aged Education Coordinator, wants to see members’ take on an acrostic poem for BGCB! Check out Braidie’s below. 

The challenge is to come up with the most unique words or phrases to describe the Clubs using the letters in BGCB. Try it out and send pictures to, or tag us online, so we can share them! 

For all ages.

Courtesy of Mike, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club 

Music Mike, Creative Arts Director at Blue Hill Club, has created some lyric writing exercises to get creative juices flowing! Try using similes, which use “like” or “as,” to make interesting comparisons in songwriting. Practice your new lyrics with free beats online, such as this Drake and Rihanna beat or this Migos beat. Share your creations by tagging us online or emailing us at

Click here to start writing lyrical similes >> 

For ages 10-18.

Performing Arts
Courtesy of Georgia, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club 

“smART Talks with Georgia” is a weekly series in which Georgia, Performing Arts Program Director at Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club, interviews someone pursuing a career in the performing arts. Today, she shares a discussion with Theo, a student at Columbia University who’s studying Music Business with a concentration in Recorded Music and Publishing. Watch below! 

For ages 12 and up.

Social Recreation
Courtesy of Dan, Charlestown Club 

Dan, Social Recreation Manager at Charlestown Club, shares a tutorial for the game Mastermind! Play with the actual board game or any small pieces at home to test your strategy and luck. The game is easy to learn and great for quick rounds. Watch below!

For ages 10 and up.

Courtesy of Girls Who Code

Murray, Yawkey Club’s Technology Director, recommends Girls Who Code at-home activities for anyone interesting in learning the basics of coding! Their computer science exercises are available to download free of charge.  Start today with their Stay Positive Binary Bracelets activity, perfect for beginner coders. 

Click here to get started with at-home coding >> 

For all ages.

Teen Center 
Courtesy of Ricardo, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club 

Happy Wellness Wednesday! Ricardo, Teen Engagement & Retention Coordinator at Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club, shows a quick workout you can do at any time of the day. You’ll fly through 10 exercises in seven minutes, covering everything from calf raises to plank ups. Don’t forget to stretch!

Also, don’t forget your Kaplan SAT Question of the Day! Solve today’s question here >>


A detailed list of other helpful resources for caregivers can be found here. It includes resources for food access, financial relief funds, neighborhood support and more.  

Are you enjoying “Club at Home?” Tag us in pictures or videos of yourself participating or email them to and we’ll post them on BGCB social media! 

Keep up with all the latest “Club at Home” updates, including fun and interactive content for members to do at home, on our blog.