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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Shaping the future of Ohio 4-H

A group of Cloverbuds tie-dying shirts.

Across the state of Ohio, 4-H clubs are getting Cloverbuds involved with hands-on activities.

In Knox County, 4-H educator Jana Mussard coordinated five Cloverbud Saturdays, where activities were based on a book. After reading the book, children rotated through different stations with hands-on experiences. One of the most popular activities allowed children to make their own bubble solution. “These programs are a great way to introduce children to 4-H,” said Mussard.

The Cloverbud program is designed for children between the ages of 5 and 8A young girl reading The Rainbow Fish. and provides them with the opportunity to participate in fun, age-appropriate activities with their peers. This gives children the opportunity to make new friends and encourages them to become 4-H members when they are older. Reading Adventures is a program available to all 4-H volunteers and Cloverbud leaders. Please look here for more information

3 girls pressing apples for apple juice.In Franklin County, Cloverbuds enjoyed a Fall Fun Day with seasonal activities. Cloverbuds pressed their own apples for apple juice and painted pumpkins. They also wrote what they were thankful for and decorated jars to look like turkeys. 

A group of kids painting pumpkins.