A 4-H project is made up of three types of activities:
- Hands-On Activities; making, producing, selling, practicing, observing, testing interviewing, etc.
- Organized Activities; demonstrations, speeches, workshops, camps, county judging, project activities, exhibits, etc.
- Leadership/Citizenship Activities; conducting, planning, teaching, assisting, informing, organizing, etc.
4-H members take a project as either an individual or group project.