Virtual Club Resources for Families

Welcome to Boys & Girls Clubs of King County's Virtual Club Resources page!

Our Clubs are currently open to families of essential workers. For our families at home, we've compiled some of our favorite Club activities that you can do at home!

We miss you and look forward to having everyone back in our Clubs soon!

Scroll to the bottom for school district food resources.

 

Health & Wellness

 

Play and Exercise

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  • Sidewalk Obstacle Course with Chalk (K-6th) — We recommend adding more fitness challenges such as: stop and do 10 jumping jacks, 5 burpees, sprint to the field, etc.
  • Minute-to-Win-It Games (K-12th) — This is a collection of 190 videos with instructions on how to play various Minute-to-Win-It Games.
  • Heart Challenge Dance Routine — Watch this 13-minute video and learn a new dance called “the wave”!
  • Cosmic Kids! Yoga (K-5th) — Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed specifically for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
  • American Heart Association – Jump Rope Skill Building (K-12th) — Join the American Heart Association for Kids Heart Jump Rope Challenges: 1) Single Rope Skills, 2) Double Dutch Skills, 3) Pairs Skills
  • Balloon Stomp (K-12th) — Protect your balloon while trying to pop others'!

 

Cooking and Eating

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  • Farm to Table Resources (Pre-K) — This packet has all sorts of goodies to do with your young kids from fun recipes to try out, to nature-based activities, to age-appropriate reading to learn all about healthy eating.
  • Pure Food Kids (K-5th) — Join Beecher's Foundation's Pure Food Kids programming every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM PST on Facebook to participate in their Food Detective Challenges and receive kid-friendly recipes.
  • American Heart Association – Cooking Skills (K-12th) — Check out this website for videos/tutorials of how to cook healthy meals, including: cooking, cutting, meal planning, preparing, shopping, and storing food.

 

Academic Success

 

STEM

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  • Boeing's Future U (6th-12th) –Thanks to our Corporate Partners, Boeing, for providing online educational resources for high-schoolers!
  • LEGO Challenges (K-12th) — A full monthly calendar of new LEGO challenge every day!
  • Boat Float Challenge (K-12th) — Can you build a boat that floats with tin foil and pennies?
  • Smartphone Accelerometer (3rd-12th) — Have you ever played a video game with a controller that used motion controls? Do you ever wonder how sometimes a smartphone seems to “know” if you're moving? How do these electronic devices measure motion? Try this activity to find out!
  • The King of Random (6th-8th) — “Imagine a cross between MacGyver, James Bond, and the Myth-busters” sums up the King of Random pretty well. With fun experiments, host Grant Thompson pushes the envelope of “don't try this at home” and shows kids top-tier science in a safe way.
  • PacSci Now (K-5th) — PacSci Now brings you into daily life at PacSci with behind-the-scenes content. See the butterflies flutter, listen to interviews with staff, try STEM activities, meet STEM professionals, and learn about a wide variety of scientific topics. Get to know the fun and quirky side of PacSci while learning about scientific topics.
  • Code.org (K-12th) — Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Code.org's vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or algebra.

 

Literacy

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  • Mariners Summer Slugger Program (4th-5th) –Summer Slugger, a Seattle Mariners Education initiative, prevents the ‘summer slide’ by offering kids grades 4th-5th baseball themed games that reinforce key math and literacy skills. Kids get to create their own customized avatar that will guide them through the games and help them earn points and unlock new levels throughout the summer. Best of all, it’s free!
  • Flocabulary (K-5th) — Flocabulary uses hip-hop to teach everything from language arts to history, for all ages. Covering topics ranging from the original 13 colonies to how to manage anxiety. Flocabulary teaches standards-based lessons in a fun and memorable way.
  • Mad Libs! (3rd-12th) — Mad Libs is a phrasal template word game where one player prompts others for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story before reading the – often comical or nonsensical – story aloud.
  • Save With Stories (K-5th) — Jennifer Garner and fellow actor Amy Adams came up with #SAVEWITHSTORIES. In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, they’ll be offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide a little fun, a little education, and a little distraction for all.
  • Storyline (K-3rd) — Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for youth, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
  • Financial Literacy with Junior Achievement

 

Arts

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  • Repurposed Crayons (K-5th) — Get some early spring cleaning done around the craft room and revamp those old crayon odds and ends into cool new shapes! An oldie but a goodie, this activity is fun for all from beginning to finish, and once the new shapes are made, you've got some sweet new multicolored crayons to dazzle with!
  • Make Your Own Board Game (K-5th) — Tired of playing the same old board games? Take a tip from Mama Scout and consider inventing your own! To get started, Mom Amy suggests using cereal box cardboard, markers, paper for cards or scrolls, dice, small toys, and any leftover pieces from other games — pawns, spinners, etc. Amy says that backing off and letting her two kids run wild with creating the rules to their liking was by far the best part, because her kids made the game so much more open-ended than she could ever have understood.
  • Art Teacher Cassie Stevens (K-5th) — Elementary school teacher, Cassie Stevens, is bringing creative fun to youth who are out of school. She will be LIVE on Instagram every weekday starting at 9 AM PST.
  • Marty Music (9th-12th) — Host Marty Schwartz makes top-tier guitar instruction available to everyone. With daily updates covering lessons, theory, gear reviews, and more, Marty can help you learn basics and special techniques.
  • Getty Museum Challenge (K-12th) — Recreate famous works of art with supplies around your house!

 

Social & Emotional Learning

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  • Perspective Taking: Find the Airplane (K-5th) — Perspective-taking activities can improve critical skills like empathy and communication. In this activity, with the help of a partner, you will work together to find an item. Do this activity so you can see things from another person's point of view and use explicit directions to help find an item.
  • MindUp Lessons (K-5th) — MindUp is the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a not-for-profit created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression, and suicide. MindUp gives youth the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions, and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience, and compassion. There are 14 MindUp lessons available to view.
  • Emotional Wellness Resources for Parents and Caregivers  (Parents) — A collection of mental health resources to help you identify the needs of youth and families and develop safe, stable and compassionate environments.

 

Virtual Tours

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  • San Diego Zoo – Live Cams — Check out live animal web cams to see the following animals: baboon, penguin, panda, polar bear, ape, koala, giraffe, burrowing owl, elephant, tiger, and condor. Learn more about each animal by visiting the live webcam pages!
  • Seattle Aquarium – Live Cams — Watch Seattle's delightful harbor seals, Barney, Q, and Hogan! You can also watch the sea otters play, eat, groom, and lounge – OR check out the YouTube video collection to see sea otters, river otters, giant Pacific octopus, puffins, and more.
  • British Museum, London — This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the virtual tour!
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. — This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including the many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam — Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum — the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
  • The Louvre, Paris — You don't have to book a ticket to Paris to check out some of the famous pieces in the world's largest art museum. The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort — The Great Lego Race and Miniland USA are just two of the attractions you can check out in a virtual tour of the park.
  • SeaWorld Orlando — The virtual tour of SeaWorld includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to “ride” the steel roller coaster Mako.
  • Walt Disney World — Set aside some time because there's plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel like you're on famous rides!
  • Will-O-Crest Dairy Farm, New York (4th-6th) — Take a virtual tour of the Will-O-Crest Dairy Farm in Clifton Springs, New York, hosted by the American Dairy Association Northeast.

 

Good Character & Citizenship

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  • WE Schools LIVE (3rd-12th) — To keep students engaged in learning, find community connection, and promote well-being, WE Schools has launched a live daily online show. Hosted by renowned speakers such as Spencer West, and featuring inspiring guests, experts, teachers, celebrities, and more, each day tackles a different relevant theme and includes curated resources, videos, and learning tools. Daily 10 AM PST.

 


 

School District Food Resource Links:

Seattle Public Schools

Federal Way Public Schools

Highline Public Schools

Lake Washington School District

Mercer Island School District

Bainbridge Island School District

For Renton School District, meals are available for any child, ages 1-18 in the front lot of each Renton School district from 11 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday. Meals are “grab and go” and intended for off-campus. The child must be present to receive a meal.