Cloverbuds are thirsty to learn new topics and discover new adventures. One of those is the Reading Adventure Series the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Design is working on. This team of Ohio 4-H Professionals is working to make these activities and book ideas available soon. Summer is a great opportunity for outdoor learning.
Young children, Cloverbud age, love to be read to. It helps them discover new topics, exercise their brain, and understanding how to read themselves while adding to their vocabulary. Look for your favorite childhood book at your local public library, or take a field trip with your Cloverbuds to the library. Advisors can choose a book and read to the members. Advisors can take it one step further and add a themed snack and craft activity to build on the Cloverbuds learning activity.
A Summer Book Idea:
Find Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean by Arthur Dorros. Reading the book to your Cloverbuds and making a crab handprint craft is the perfect way to tie in some summer learning fun. You may also visit a small creek or brook and let the Cloverbuds explore for 20 minutes.
At the conclusion of your activity and exploration enjoy a themed snack of crushed graham crackers with blue yogurt and add some craisans for fun. Wrap up your activity with a game of shark tag or duck, duck goose. These activities will awaken the outdoor exploration creativity bug in your Cloverbuds and help make learning about the environment fun, safe and interesting.