The Cloverbud Program is an introduction to the traditional 4-H club experience for children age 5-7.
The purpose of the Cloverbud program is to give young children a sense of belonging to a group and a chance to learn to get along with others while building self-confidence and self-esteem. As they develop a relationship with an adult helper, they explore interests and develop a positive attitude about learning.
Cloverbuds can be integrated into a club with older 4-H members or a separate club involving Cloverbuds only. Most clubs meet once or twice a month. Meeting time is spent learning the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, participating in a short business meeting, working on one or two projects, and participating in social games and snack time.
Activities & Projects:
Cloverbuds do not sign up for specific projects. Leaders provide short lessons and activities appropriate for the age of the group. Cloverbuds can participate in local events such as Project Days, local Communication Arts contests, and Achievement Days in a non-competitive manner.