(5K through 2nd Grade)
Children can begin 4-H at a very young age with the Cloverbud program. Because they are younger, it is important to find activities suited to their age and skills. Activities are tools to engage children in learning – the focus of the experience should be positive youth development.
4-H Cloverbuds programs are activity-focused and not project-focused and built on cooperative learning, rather than competitive activities. 4-H Cloverbuds members participate in occasional, non-competitive, sampler-type, age-appropriate, events or activities sponsored or conducted by 4-H groups.
Each activity features a different 4-H project area and targets the development of developmentally appropriate life skills. The instructions were tested to be easy to follow for both youth and adult leaders, using materials that are relatively low-cost and easy to obtain.