Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects

Want to dig in to a 4-H Project that's a good match for staying for home?

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Stay healthy, 4-H'ers!

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710GPM The Big Book of Cloverbud Activities, Selected Activities
cover image of The Big Book of Cloverbud Activities GROUP PROGRAMS / 4-H CLOVERBUDS This selection from our classic collection includes two 4-H Cloverbud activities from each of these topics areas: science and technology, community/expressive arts, healthy lifestyle, environmental/earth science, personal development, citizenship/civic education, consumerism and family science, and plants and animals. Even more 4-H Cloverbud resources are here.

 

173 Horseless Horse (B) 409 Sew Fun (B)

592 Get Started in Art (X)

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ANIMAL SCIENCES/HORSES Learn about horses without owning one. over 20 different horse-related subjects are covered in easy-to-use worksheets. Written for the beginner but suitable for members of all ages. 2016.

CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SCIENCE This project will have you sewing in no time! Members of any age learn basic sewing skills with an easy introductory project—fully elastic-waisted skirt, shorts, pants, or capris. This project can be repeated it, but good next projects are 413 Sundresses and Jumpers and 419 Terrific Tops. 2017.

CREATIVE ARTS / FINE ARTS Explore the basic elements of visual art through activities on color, line, space, balance, and more, and then complete your own work of art. Ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, and crafts are all possibilities. Appropriate for members of all skill levels and ages. 2012.
459 Let's Start Cooking (B) 462 Yeast Breads on the Rise (A) 359 Your Thoughts Matter (A)
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FOOD AND NUTRITION This project takes a fresh look at basic cooking and baking skills. You’ll learn about kitchen equipment and food prep, and how to read recipes and measure ingredients. Then you’ll tackle how to slice and dice food, and how to cook in a microwave oven, on the stove, and in a conventional oven—all while keeping safety in mind. 2015. FOOD AND NUTRITION Master the art of baking delicious yeast breads. Learn the principles of yeast bread preparation, and learn how mixing techniques and ingredients determine product character and quality. 2016. HEALTHY LIVING What does mental health really mean? How many people are affected by mental health issues such as anxiety and depression? Be part of the solution by learning the answers to those questions and more. Intended for advanced-level youth who are interested in learning more about mental health, why it is important to overall well-being, and steps that promote understanding and action. This project is not intended as a resource for those in crisis. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, please seek adult or professional help immediately. 2018.
405 The Laundry Project  (B) 375 Leadership Road Trip: Where Are You Going? (B) 611 Explore the Outdoors (B)
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HOME LIVING Everyone loves clean laundry but how do you do it? Learn about laundry machines and products, how to be environmentally friendly in the laundry room, and how to sort and clean laundry items. Experiment how heat affects different types of fibers too! For members of all ages with no experience in doing laundry. 2015. 

BONUS! Click HERE for a "how-to" video about laundry basics. It's part of the Tips for Teens video series offered by Family and Consumer Sciences.

LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP Are you interested in learning about what it takes to become a good leader? Begin your leadership adventure by answering questions about yourself and the people close to you, by setting goals, by practicing communication, and by making a commitment to lead. Intended for youth old enough to explore the nature of leadership. 2013. NATURAL RESOURCES/THE NATURAL WORLD This project opens your eyes to the great outdoors, so get your backpack and field guides ready. The first activity shows how to prepare for an outdoor adventure so you can explore the woodlands, fields, wetlands, and the geology of Ohio. Once you see nature with new appreciation, you'll want to learn more! For youth of all ages interested in Ohio's wildlife and ecosystems. 2016.
621 Ohio Birds (X) 493 Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry (B) 500 Science Fun with Physics (B)
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NATURAL RESOURCES / THE NATURAL WORLD Observe and identify birds with bird feeders in your yard and on field trips to see the many benefits our feathered friends provide. This project book is intended to be used for two years. 2013. STEM/CHEMISTRY Join the Terrestrial Alien Defense Academy and figure out how to outsmart the aliens by doing experiments in your kitchen. Learn about what matter is and how it changes form; explore the different properties of matter; find out about acids and bases; and discover how everyday items and kitchen ingredients can be used in cool tests! 2014.

STEM/PHYSICS Let your inner scientist uncover the mysteries of physics at play in daily life. The amazing magician Franco Newtoni is your guide as you try each experiment. You'll see the forces of nature, energy, and the power of physics at work--or is it magic? 2015.

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