Activities and the Cloverbud Project

Activities and the Cloverbud Project

Cloverbuds do not enroll in specific specific 4-H projects that are not designed for their age group.  Instead Cloverbud members enroll in the 4-H Cloverbud project.  

Many Cloverbud members participate in local events such as Project Days, Speech & Demonstration Contests, Fashion Review, county fairs, livestock and horse events.  Cloverbuds may participate in these types of events in a non-competitive capacity only.

ACTIVITY LESSONS
During meetings, adult volunteers provide short lessons and activities appropriate for the Cloverbud members, age 5-7.  A variety of lesson resources are available to adult volunteers.  These lessons follow the Do, Reflect, Apply Model and cover a variety of subject areas which include:

  • Plant & Animal Science
  • Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Citizenship, Leadership, Service Learning & Personal Development
  • Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Communication & Expressive Arts
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Healthy Living

THE MODEL

DO - participants experience, perform or do the activity

REFLECT - participants share the experience by describing what happened; and the process the experiences to determine what was most important and identify common themes.

APPLY - partcipants generalize from the expeiences and relate it to their daily life; and apply what he/she learned to a new situation. (Kolb, 1984)

Reference Citations
Kolb, D. (1984). Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

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