Kids get crafty in Summer Blast program at Boys & Girls Club

By Lucy Norton
Sentinel & Enterprise
July 31, 2016

Week 5 of Summer Blast is wrapping up here for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. The Sprouts and Juniors are sad to see another another fun week at camp go, but the staff are just as excited as the kids to come back next week to restart some of their favorite activities here at the club!

The Juniors had lots of fun in store this week, including a very special surprise in Kids in Clay. They made edible murals out of toasted bread, and after they are all finished, their artwork will be displayed at the American Visionary Art Museum in the exhibit Yum! in Baltimore.

Tsuhey are also still having a blast in Summer Patch Mural, where they have just finished their Kandinsky Tree and Camp Crafts.

DSC06474 Club members pose by their bread mural, which will be put on display in an art museum in Baltimore when they are finished.

Kids in the Kitchen has definitely become a camp favorite this week, and I can see why. The kids made delicious banana smoothies and sunbutter cookies, so even people with a peanut allergy can enjoy these scrumptious cookies.

With all the fun going on inside there was even more going on outside with the kids playing some of their favorite games such as kickball, German baseball, youth goals soccer and of course, going on their nature walk. The kids got to stay active while also having a great time with their friends.

Our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) programs are still going very strong with the Juniors, too; a couple of the kids I talked to have told me their favorite programs include Lego Design, Minecraft EDU, and Science and Art.DSC06494 (1)

The youngest members of our Summer Blast Program, the Sprouts (ages 5- 7) are staying very busy, too. Their theme of the week was climate, and they spent activity times learning about the weather and all of the seasons while also having fun dancing, giggling and playing around.

On Wednesday our Sprouts will be headed to the Discovery Museums in Acton. On Friday while our Juniors are away at the lake, the

Sprouts will be outside in the kiddie pools trying to escape the very hot week we’ve been having here in Leominster. It’s a bittersweet moment here Friday for our kids and staff as our last week in the Summer Blast Program approaches. Even though our last week will be one of our best, equipped with a Sno Cone party, karaoke and many more fun surprises, it will still be very sad to say goodbye to our beloved Club until the school year.

If you would like to join us for our last week of fun or our after-school program this school year, visit or come see us in person at 365 Lindell Ave, Leominster.