Boys and Girls Club of Central-Southwest Iowa

“Great Futures Start Here!”

[05/07/20]   Boys & Girls Club of Central Southwest Iowa will be reopening June 1st, 2020. We will be operating regular summer hours- Breakfast Club: 7am-10am and Summer Club: 10am to 6pm. More information about sign up and procedures will be available in the next week or so.

Club will also be taking over the Grab n Go meals that ACGC schools has been offering since school has been closed. Details will be announced at a later date.

Thank you, Club families for your patience with us as we figure out the safest and best way to reopen. Please continue to check our page for the latest updates.

The Lego Station is a favorite at Club, so I thought this challenge would be perfect for the kids! Share your creations here once completed!

[04/30/20]   Good Afternoon,
As things slowly begin to re-open for Adair and Guthrie counties, the discussion on how and when Boys & Girls Club should re-open have started. Although things will look quite different for summer programming, the Board of Directors and I would like your input.
1. Will you sign you child(ren) up for Summer Club?
2. Would you need Breakfast Club hours (7am-10am) or Regular hours (10am-6pm)?
3. What time would you normally drop off and pick up?
For us to move forward with our plans to re-open it is especially important that parents respond. Please send your response to [email protected]
Thank you,
Heather Schneider

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Captain America 'AVENGERS KIDS WORKOUT'

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With the new AVENGERS END GAME trailer dropping this week, I'm bringing you a brand new Captain America Kids workout. This new workout is the next instalment...

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Computer Science at home!

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Homemade Playdoh

Ingredients
2.5 cups water
1 1/4 c. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar
5 tbsp. vegetable oil
2.5 cups flour
food coloring

Steps
1. Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot
until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the
dough will get smoother as it cooks.
2. Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water
will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts
to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the
edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan
appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the
dough is ready.
3. Place the dough on a counter top or large cutting board that
can withstand a little food coloring.
4. Knead the warm dough until it’s smooth and then divide it
into the number of colors that you’d like to make. Flattened
each of them, added a little bit of food coloring, then
kneaded it in. Add more food coloring to get the desired
shades you want.
5.Play with the dough right away or store it in a large Ziplock
bag or sealed container. Unused, it’ll keep for months.

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360 VR Tour | Paris | Eiffel Tower | Tour Eiffel | All levels | Air panoramic view | No comment tour

Today we are going to France for a tour of the Eiffel Tower!

Be sure to make the picture full screen and use the arrows in the top left corner to see all around.

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This awesome virtual reality 360 degree VR tour video (VR Walk), shot on a journey to Paris city and its main attractions and sights like Eiffel Tower (Tour ...

Club member Laurin with her finished bead gecko! Keep crafting Laurin!

[04/21/20]   Miss you all tons, really hope that we get to see you guys this summer because you all seem to find some way to make me smile every time I get to come to club and see you all. I really hope you all are doing well and so are your families.
James

[04/21/20]   Don't forget to pick up your t-shirt/sock fundraiser purchases today. Paxton will be at the Presbyterian Church in Adair and Heather will be at Guthrie Center Elementary from 11:30-12:15.

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Wild Dolphins VR / 360° Video Experience

Be sure to make the picture full screen and then use the direction arrows in the circle in the top left corner to look around in all directions.

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Swim with wild dolphins in your own home through virtual reality The Dolphin Swim Club came to us with a revolutionary vision. Let the whole world experience...

A message from Brenna!

Hey Kiddos!
I hope you’re all doing well and taking care of yourselves! I’m so excited for summer programming and can’t wait to see all your smiling faces!
Sara

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Storytime Video: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

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Mindbender Roller Coaster 4K Multi-Angle POV Six Flags Over Georgia

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Take a virtual roller coaster ride!
Who loves roller coasters?! Heather does!!

Take a ride on Six Flags Over Georgia's classic 1978 multi-looping roller coaster, Mindbender! #rollercoaster #sixflags #amusementpark

Hey Kiddos!
I can't wait to see each and every single one of you and I hope that when this crazy virus is over we can all have an awesome summer together!
I miss you guys,
Paxton :)

[04/15/20]   Hi all! This is Jaden from Club summer staff and I just wanted to let you know when this all over I am super excited to get on with summer activities. I also just wanted to say that I miss all of you guys and I can't wait to spend my summer with you and the other staff.

Jaden

Hey Club kids,

I just want to let you all know that I miss you and I can't wait until things can get back to normal and we can get this party started with summer programming. I look forward to seeing each and every one of you and to having a good summer.

Barb

Club Member Ava shared some pictures of what she has been up to while school and Club are closed. Do you have some fun pictures to share? Post them on our page or email them to [email protected].

I hope everyone is doing well! Here is a list of fun but simple responses to "I'm Bored".

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The Easter Bunny finally sent me it’s route it will be taking to see you all tomorrow! The Easter Bunny will start it’s journey at 6pm! Step outside to wave and yell “Hi”. Make sure you yell loud, the bunny is hard of hearing 🤪. (Written directions will be in the comments below!) Share, share, share!

Is anyone interested in florescent lights that fit in drop down tile grid? They are outside in front of Club. Come help yourself.

Boys and Girls Club of Central-Southwest Iowa

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TIME for Kids Launches Free Digital Library

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Adair Fire & Rescue

Tonight at 5pm, there will be a Parade of Teachers driving through town for the students to step outside and see their teachers again. The route will be lead by a school bus, with the Adair Fire trucks following for the kids to enjoy. Please spread the word!

[04/02/20]   One of our local donors has some ground beef that they would like to donate to families. If you would like to be on the list please call Club at 641-742-3119 or email [email protected] to set up a time to pick it up.

[03/27/20]   Text Twist

Supplies: Paper and pencil for each player

Play: Pick any word and have each player write the word at the top of the paper. Players will then try to make as many words as they can by using the letters from the word at the top of their paper. Player to make the most words wins!

Adair Chamber of Commerce

The decision on the Adair Easter Egg Hunt has not been made. Meanwhile, the Iowa Egg Council is putting on a Virtual Egg Hunt. It started March 20th and goes through April 11th! The Adair Chamber of Commerce encourages you all to participate. You can use Easter Egg coloring pages or create a masterpiece yourself! If you post a picture of your work of art be sure to tag Adair Chamber of Commerce!

Here is a message from the Iowa Egg Council:

Iowa Egg Council announces a virtual Easter egg hunt and
coloring contest. Due to COVID-19 Easter egg hunts have been canceled throughout the state, and the country. Iowa Egg Council wants to keep the tradition and spirit alive for
children and is encouraging kids, and their families to visit iowaegg.org to download and print off any Easter egg coloring sheet, color the egg and place it on a window in the home for all to see. We encourage children and their families to go for a walk and hunt for eggs on windows, and share them with Iowa Egg Council on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If going outside is not an option, simply color your egg and share your artwork to one of Iowa Egg Council's social media accounts using #IowaEggHunt or #IowaEggColoring.

Iowa Egg Council's virtual Easter egg contest officially kicks off March 20, 2020. All entries must be posted by midnight on April 11th. A winner will be randomly selected and
announced on April 17th. The winner will receive an egg swag bag that includes: a tote bag, Amazon gift card, t-shirt, coloring book, pencil and stress egg.

We hope to spread positivity and enjoyment with this contest and continue the tradition of Easter despite the current state of the world right now. We look forward to finding and seeing all of the beautifully colored Easter eggs and encourage families to decorate hardboiled eggs and cook plenty of egg friendly recipes with your families at home. For recipe and egg decorating ideas visit Iowaegg.org or IncredibleEgg.org.

For more information on the Virtual Egg Hunt or Easter egg coloring sheets visit: https://www.iowaegg.org/schools/

[03/24/20]   Cupside Down

Materials needed: 10-15 plastic cups
2 player game (or played in teams)

One player will turn all cups upside down and the other player will set all of the cups right side up.

To start the game, lay all cups on their sides. Set the timer for 3 minutes, line both players up on opposite sides of play area and tell them to ‘go!’.

At the end of the time, the player with the most cups their way, wins!

Adair-Casey United Methodist Churches

***FOOD PANTY GRAB-N-GO NEWS***
In an effort to serve all of you and the Adair & Casey communities during this time we have some information to share with you on how the A-C Food Pantry will operate this week.
1. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th in CASEY from 3-4:30pm food will be distributed at Casey United Methodist Church. Food will already be packaged and ready to go in your car. PLEASE stay in your running vehicle. Line up on the west side of the church wrapping around the southside (following the cones). Open your trunk as directed, or we will open your back door, and place food in your vehicle. All you need to do is drive through and go!

2. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th from 5:30-7pm in ADAIR food will be distributed in the City Park. Please enter the park from the south/west side and food will be distributed from the shelter. PLEASE stay in your running vehicle and in the same manner, someone will place food in your vehicle for you. All you need to do is drive through and go!

3. If you have cloth bags, we will not be using them until further notice. All food will be presorted and ready to be placed into your car.

4. SATURDAY, MARCH 28th in CASEY the same procedure will run from 9-10:30am.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th in ADAIR the same procedure will run from 11:30-1pm.

5. You may attend both the Wednesday and Saturday Grab-N-Go in your town, but you must live within the Adair-Casey school district to receive food.

Thank you!

[03/23/20]   5-1-1-5
2 player game

Materials needed: Deck of cards

Set Up: Line up 4 piles of cards in between players (5 cards, 1 card, 1 card, 5 cards). Deal remaining cards between players.

Play: Players will each draw 5 cards from their large stack. On the count of 3, each player will flip one of the middle cards over. Playing from their hands, players can lay cards 1 above or 1 below on either single card. Players may have only 5 cards in their hands at one time (drawing from their large pile). When both players are stuck, they will flip 1 card (at the count of 3) from outside piles and resume play.

Winner: Whichever player uses all of their cards from large stack first wins the game.

[03/23/20]   A-Z Game

Materials Needed: pencil and piece of paper for each player

1. Have them write A-Z down the left side of their paper
2. Give them a theme (ie: jobs, food, or things you take on a
vacation)
3. Set timer for 3 minutes.
4. They race to come up with one item that starts with each
letter (appropriate to the category).
5. Player with most items listed gets to pick the next category

It was my honor to present the 2020 Boys & Girls Club of Central Southwest Iowa Impact Award to Mrs. Carol Plowman Saturday night!

[03/16/20]   After much consideration and discussion with our Board of Directors, we are following AC/GC Schools lead, and the recommendations from the State of Iowa, to remain closed to our members during the time school is not in session. We realize this may cause inconvenience to many of our families. We are working on ways to address any complication that may arise, but in the meantime, we are collecting names of young individuals who are making themselves available to babysit at individual households. Please contact me through Facebook instant messenger or email if you would like information on a babysitter for hire, or if you would like to be added to this list. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We have only the best interest of our members and our local communities in mind.
Sincerely,
Heather Schneider, Interim Director
[email protected]
Boys & Girls Club of Central Southwest Iowa

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PO Box 225, 807 Broad St
Adair, IA
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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
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