Home Environment



Home Environment is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at: Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Home Environment.

Home Environment 1
What you can do in this project: learn about home care; learn to sand and finish a simple wood item; make small home decorative items for the home; explore the world of home interior design.
Grades: 3-5
Resource: 4H425, Exploring Your Home

Home Environment 2
What you can do in this project: become more involved with activities around the home; learn to handle home tasks and entertain guests; refinish wood furnishings and make other home items.
Grades: 6-7
Resource: 4H426, Living With Others

Home Environment 3
What you can do in this project: learn the principles of home design; learn scale, balance and proportion in home design; use the principles of design to arrange your home; create storage centers and restore furniture.
Grades: 8-9
Resource: 4H427, Where I Live

Home Environment 4
What you can do in this project: focus on the application of design fundamentals; learn about purchasing furnishings for the home; restore or make a heritage item.
Grades: 10-12
Resource: 4H465, In My Home

Home Environment Leader
Resource: 4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?



Want to learn more about Home Environment? Try the links below.

Home Environment Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including home environment. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Home Environment Project. Just follow these links!

Crazy Quilters
Expand your quilting knowledge with CQMagOnline, a quarterly publication with new issues in January, April, July and October.

Embroiders Guild of America
Find what you need to explore, grow and achieve in the project of embroidery.

National Online Quilters
Site with current information about quilts, samples of creations in patchwork and appliqué done by members over the years, and more.

Needlework Gazette’s Wonderful Stitches WWW
Site of resources for stitchery enthusiasts providing decorative patterns and designs for needlepoint, cross-stitch and other forms of decorative stitching.

PBS – The Art of Quilting Show
Site lets you view selections from the most acclaimed quilts of the 20th century and travel across America to meet the quilters in their homes and studios as they tell the stories behind their creations.

Quilt Expo
Site sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television that gives you information ranging from quilt exhibition and contests to lectures and workshops, along with information for volunteers and vendors.

Quilt Quest
University of Nebraska 4-H quilting curriculum in which you design, build, and preserve a quilt block. Aimed at youth ages 10-19, this project features instructions for a 4-H quilt block and links to fun quilting games and activities.

UW-Madison Steenbock Library Resource Guide: Interior Design
Guide to links for many home environment-related sites.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Home Environment Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.