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State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: (208) 885-6321
Fax: (208) 885-4637



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 | pdf |

Clover buds program brochure | pdf |


Cloverbuds curricula include the following:

Cloverbuds Contact Information

University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development