Cloverbuds is a fun, education program for younger children. Children must be ages 5 to 7 by Jan. 1, of the current year. The curriculum is age-appropriate, activities oriented and focused on life skills taught through a range of subject areas. Follow the link to University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development for additional information and curriculum available. We also have the following curriculum in our county.
- Big Book of Cloverbud Activities ($22) We have to purchase this one.
- Discover Cloverbud (includes things like cooking, sewing, arts and crafts)
- Small Animals
- Memory Books
The enrollment fee for Cloverbuds is $20. This covers activity books, insurance and participation in the Cloverbud Extravaganza held each year at the Madison County Fair. Fair exhibits by Cloverbuds are noncompetitive and are optional. Cloverbuds can participate in the above Cloverbud Activities but are not allowed to participate in large animal projects with a live animal. They can participate with small animals which include lap animals such as rabbits, cavies, small dogs (that weigh less than the member), chickens and miniature goats.
Available Cloverbud Clubs depend upon volunteer interest. Cloverbuds do not have to be in a club to participate. They can participate at home with the help of a parent, or if there is a Cloverbud Club they may also participate in a club environment.