It is cold outside! For winter months, it might be harder to think of what to do during a club meeting since it is harder to go outside. Reading is the perfect thing to incorporate into all 4-H club meetings. Ohio 4-H has created Cloverbud Reading Adventures to help provide some easy and ready to go resources. Each has a book along with some games, activities or crafts and a themed snack. https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/reading/ Continue to check out the link as additional Reading Adventures are added as they are created.
Being able to read and understand the story is essential to a child’s education. Children should still be read to. Reading will help throughout school as well as in life. Reading helps youth discover new things about the world around them, add additional vocabulary, manage emotions, and have fun. Reading is a fun and engaging way to incorporate additional learning and discussion into a club setting.
Here is a fun winter activity:
One of the Ohio 4-H Reading Adventures is Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? www.go.osu.edu/pandabear This is a perfect wintertime book to enjoy.
Read Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? to your Cloverbuds. Youth will make a hand print penguin. Talk about the other endangered species that the book refers to. Have they ever seen any of these animals?
At the end of reading the book, enjoy a themed snack of pretzel pops. The youth can make decorated pretzel animals.
If you use one of the Cloverbud Reading Adventures, please complete the evaluation so we can continue to provide resources that are helpful for you as a volunteer. The link is http://go.osu.edu/evaladventures
Check out each of the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Reading Adventures for additional books that are ready to go for use in club settings.
Reading – It’s FUNdamental!