Cloverbuds is a fun, educational program for younger children. Children must be ages 5 to 7 by Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
Cloverbuds lets young children learn about their world in a positive environment. Children work together to explore topics from arts/crafts and bicycling to making healthy food choices.
Cloverbuds focuses on cooperative learning, guiding participants to:
- Develop life skills in self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn and physical development.
- Gain knowledge through experiential learning.
- Develop positive attitudes toward learning.
- Relate with caring adults and older youths who serve as positive role models.
- Explore family and community relationships.
- Make new friends.
- Learn to share, work together, compromise and resolve conflict.
- Develop understanding of and appreciation for social and cultural differences.
The curriculum is age-appropriate, activity-oriented, cooperative and focused on life skills taught through a range of subject areas.
Fair exhibits by Cloverbuds are noncompetitive and are optional. Cloverbud members may show projects on lap animals such as rabbits, cavies, cats, small dogs (that weigh less than the member), chickens and mini-goats.