Cloverbuds is a fun, educational program for children ages 5-7 by January 1 of the current 4-H year.
The Cloverbuds program focuses on cooperative learning while guiding participants to:
- Develop life skills in self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn, and physical development
- Gain knowledge through the experiential learning process
- Develop positive attitudes toward learning
- Develop on-going relationships with caring adults and older youths who serve as positive role models
- Explore family and community relationships
- Make new friends
- Learn how to share, work together, compromise, and resolve conflict
- Develop an understanding of and appreciation for social and cultural differences.
The Cloverbuds program offers young children opportunities to explore and learn about their world in a positive environment. Children are encouraged to work cooperatively to explore topics ranging from arts and crafts and bicycling to making healthy food choices.
The approved Cloverbuds curriculum is developmentally approach for this age, is activity oriented, involves cooperative learning, is noncompetitive, and is focused on life skills taught through a broad spectrum of subject areas. Cloverbuds members may be involved in lap animal projects such as rabbits, cavies, cats, small dogs that weigh less than the member, chickens, and mini-goats. Fair exhibits by Cloverbuds are noncompetitive and are optional.
Cloverbuds project options
Cloverbuds curricula include the following:
Cloverbuds Contact Information
University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development