We welcome those ages 5-7 (as of Jan. 1) to explore one or more of the following Cloverbud activities as an introduction to some of the projects we offer.
- Cloverbud Beef Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Beekeeping Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Bug Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Cat Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Cooking Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Dog Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Gardening Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Horse Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Poultry Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Goat Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Rabbit Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Sewing Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Sheep Activity (PDF)
- Cloverbud Swine Activity (PDF)
Cloverbud members may be enrolled in non-animal or lap animal activities. Lap animals are defined as: rabbits, cavies, cats, small dogs that weigh less than the member, chickens and mini-goats.
Cloverbuds are not allowed in large animal projects, competitive situations and projects involving firearms or motorized vehicles. 4-H insurance policies, including the University of Idaho liability coverage for volunteers, do not cover youth or adults working with youth under the age of 8 involved in these activities.
Activity Book Interviews
Cloverbuds are welcome to have an oral interview with a judge about their completed activities. These interviews are held at the end of July, just prior to fair.
To reserve a time and be sure we have enough judges, they need to sign up for an interview time in the same manner as older 4-H'ers.
After the interview they will leave their activity book with the judge. The activity book will be added to their club’s display at the fair, so please be sure their club leader signs it before the interview. A participation ribbon or similar recognition will be awarded.
If your Cloverbud would like to display their activities at the Fair, please submit their fair entries online in the same manner as the older 4-H and FFA members. This helps in the planning of display space for their club and ensures that we will have enough participation ribbons.
All Cloverbud entries should be submitted in the Cloverbud department. The deadline for fair entries is July 15 at midnight.
Fair exhibits by Cloverbuds are optional and non-competitive. Exhibits are an opportunity to show what they have accomplished. Cloverbuds may exhibit, but they are not required to do so. A participation ribbon or similar recognition will be awarded.