The Ohio 4-H Program has a variety of resources that can benefit 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers as you work with this younger audience in your clubs. Learn how these resources can help you increase your impact with Cloverbuds.
4-H Cloverbud Blog http://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/
The 4-H Cloverbud Connection Blog allows readers to subscribe to the site and receive an email when new posts are added. The site is searchable by key words and topic to help readers find content. New posts are added twice a month rather than quarterly in the previous format. The new format continues to provide a unique blend of education, activities, and fun to build and challenge 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers teaching kindergarten through second grade youth.
4-H Cloverbud Volunteer Guidebook
Updated for 2019! This concise reference piece is for current, new, and prospective 4-H Cloverbud helpers. The guidebook explores the goals and strategies for successfully implementing the 4-H Cloverbud program. It also suggests methods for guiding the healthy development and life-skills enhancement of our youngest 4-H members. Purchase from your County Extension Office or OSU Extension Publications https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/cloverbud-volunteer-guidebook/
My 4-H Cloverbud Year
This fun book is a great way for Cloverbuds to learn the basics of 4-H and keep track of their activities and events. Completion of this book is optional, and can be done with or without the help of an adult leader. It can be repeated each year a child is a Cloverbud member, and is especially appropriate for older Cloverbud members as they prepare to transition to regular membership. Purchase from your County Extension Office or OSU Extension Publications https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/my-4-h-cloverbud-year-individual/
The Big Book of 4-H Cloverbud Activities
This revised classic includes updated versions of hundreds of activities for 4-H Cloverbuds in these topic areas: science and technology, communications/expressive arts, healthy lifestyle, environmental/earth science, personal development, citizenship/civic education, consumerism and family science, and plants and animals. Redesigned in an easier-to-manage, spiral-bound book. Purchase from your County Extension Office or OSU Extension Publications https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/the-big-book-of-4-h-cloverbud-activities/
Clover Cubes combine creativity, cooperation, interaction and fun into a great 4-H Cloverbud activity. Each Clover Cube has six discussion prompts that help children explore a particular topic and share answers with friends. Twelve cubes are included: All About Me, Animal Awareness, Art Adventures, Engineering Excellence, Fitness Fun, Food Favorites, 4-H FUN-damentals, Make Your Own, Math Mania, Technology Talk and Words That Start With. Cubes are easily assembled from brightly colored, punch-out shapes on heavy duty card stock. Purchase from your County Extension Office or OSU Extension Publications https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/clover-cubes/
Choose and Tell Cards
Intended for 4-H’s youngest participants, this educational piece is a colorful deck of 4” x 6” cards that introduce Cloverbuds to public speaking and communication skills. Forty-nine engaging activities are divided into four levels—from easy to difficult—of short, uncomplicated topics for demonstration speeches. Cards are color coded so that selecting and sorting cards is easy. (Additional supplies/materials are required.) Objectives are for participants to: 1) develop public speaking and communication skills, 2) gain confidence, and 3) foster important leadership skills. Purchase from your County Extension Office or OSU Extension Publications. Temporarily out of stock, but expected to be available soon.