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/crafts and bicycling to making healthy food choices.
The approved Cloverbuds curriculum is developmentally appropriate 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. Cloverbud 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