WONDERING HOW YOU CAN GET A 4-H PROJECT BOOK?
While county offices are closed and local distribution of project books is on hold, choose one of these methods:
Download one for free.
A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. Horseless Horse and Science Fun with Physics were added recently. (For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.)
Buy one online.
If you would like to buy a print copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home project or any other project book, you can order directly from extensionpubs.osu.edu with one of these special discounts for Ohio residents: FREE2020 (for free shipping) OR 20IN2020 (20% off the entire order). Use the coupon that works best for you. Orders can be shipped directly to a person’s home as long as it is an Ohio address.
Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is unable to take returns. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See printable ordering instructions HERE.
Make your own.
If you would rather not purchase a book in this way, self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. One called My Stay-at-Home Summer just became available! (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)
If none of these options work for you and your family because of affordability or internet access, contact Jane Wright, 4-H curriculum manager, who may be able to help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For complete descriptions of Ohio 4-H projects and the publications that support them, please refer to the latest Family Guide or to Ohio 4-H Project Central, an interactive web site that includes sample pages, ratings, and comments.
Publications can be purchased directly from the Ohio State University Extension Publications or from local county Extension offices, where Ohio 4-H club advisors, club members, and other Ohio residents get the best price. Other state 4-H offices can benefit from our Partner Pricing program.
Club officer handbooks and related materials are available on the Club Officer Resources page.
Dog Achievement Program information and materials are available on the Dog Achievement Program page.
|4-H 375i||Leadership Road Trip iBook (available on iPad only)|
Publications Available for Download
The following publications are available for download in pdf format. Adobe Reader is required for viewing and printing these publications.
Self-Determined Projects, Idea Starters, and Master Projects
|4-H 365||Self-Determined Projects and Idea Starters|
|4-H 378M||Leadership Master|
|4-H 432M||Sewing and Textiles Master|
|4-H 503M||Rocketry Master
Designing Your Own Model Rocket
(supplement to the Rocketry Master project above)
|4-H 512M||Robotics Master|
|4-H 560M||Woodworking Master|
|4-H 589M||Photography Master|
|MyPlate Food Guide flyer for all food and nutrition projects|
|Pennsylvania Livestock Judging Manual|
|4-H 46||Demonstrations for 4-H Members|
|4-H 150||Poultry Project and Record Book, Project Pictures (page 10)|
|4-H 150||Poultry Project and Record Book, Weight Record (page 14)|
|4-H 150||Poultry Project and Record Book, Weight Summary and Feed Efficiency (page 15)|
|4-H 150||Poultry Project and Record Book, Egg Production Record (page 17)|
|4-H 150||Poultry Resources (for use with Poultry Project and Record Book)|
|4-H 495||Your First Home Away From Home|
|4-H 554GPM||National 4-H ATV Safety Leaders Guide and Tool Kit Items|
|4-H 927||Forty Questions You Always Wanted Answered about Ohio 4-H|
|4-H 941||Installation Ceremony|