Additional Resources

National 4-H Council Curriculum

Shop 4-H

There are several different activity packets available from the Shop 4-H Website. They all come with with guides and vary in price.


Other University Extension Services – Activities and Resources

Iowa State University Extension

CloverKids lessons, CloverKid Connections Blog, and suggested websites for K-3 resources. All materials can be downloaded free of charge on the Iowa State 4-H website

University of Minnesota Extension

Activity packets can be ordered from University of MN Publications (Cost = $10). There are over 100 activities in this packet requiring little to no supplies.

North Dakota State University

Cloverbud Activities, Record Book, and Parent Brochure are found online and downloaded free of charge at the NDSU 4-H website.

Ohio State University Extension

Ohio State Extension has a variety of Cloverbud materials and activity guides for sale or download: Ohio State Extension Website. Look for the Big Book of 4-H Cloverbud Activities, a new resource added in 2016.

Ohio Cloverbud Connections Newsletter

Each quarterly newsletter features research based activities, suggestions for leaders, and a healthy snack idea.  On the website, you can find an archive of all the past activities featured on the “Click it, Print it, Do it” link on the left hand menu.  All materials can be downloaded free of charge.

Montana State University

Montana 4-H Cloverbud Manual includes activity guides for Cloverbud project exploration in the areas of Science and Technology, Environment, Family and Consumer Science among others. Materials can be downloaded free of charge on the Montana State University Extension website

Texas A & M Extension Service

YEA 4-H! An Afterschool Learning Adventure (grades K-2) is designed for afterschool settings and 4-H Cloverbud groups.  You can purchase the curriculum CD featuring 1200 pages containing five lessons in 23 subject areas; newsletters for parents in English and Spanish, and community service ideas. (Cost = $50):

Utah State University Extension

Utah State Extension has a variety of activity plans on their Discover 4-H Clubs website. Scroll down to find activity plans and more information on Cloverbuds.


Wisconsin Media Lab

As part of Wisconsin’s public broadcasting system, Wisconsin Media Lab curates cost-free KG-12 multimedia educational content. Their award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin’s academic standards, span all curricular areas and are vetted by Wisconsin educators. Search by grade and subject for Wisconsin resources or click on PBS Learning Media to access the National PBS Website.