‘Oceans and Seas’ at Cloverbud project

Cloverbuds is for any child age 5, 6 or 7 who would like to start to explore the county’s 4-H program.

The group meets two Fridays per month, 1:45-3:30 p.m. at the 4-H building on the fairgrounds in the upstairs meeting room. The leaders of the club are Stacey Lewis and Lisa Scott. The next meeting is Jan. 9.

“Oceans and Seas” is the theme for the year and all of the activities and learning will be within this theme. Discovery and learning-by-doing are the goals for the time together and the sessions will be a mixture of crafts, learning games, activities, experiments, demonstrations from other areas of 4-H, and recording what each child learns in a 4-H Record Book.

The program is intended to be drop-off and parents/guardians are asked to sign up for a date to be a volunteer at one of the Cloverbud sessions and provide a snack that day. Reminders are given for each meeting and while attendance is not required, regular attendance is encouraged.

The cost is $25 for the year per individual, or $40 for the year for two children. This nominal fee will assist in covering costs for materials and supplies for the year. Scholarship assistance is available.

For more information or registration, contact Sandy Caves, 4-H coordinator, at the 4-H Extension Office at the fairgrounds or call her at 264-5931.

The Cloverbud project will help its members enhance development and learning through fun, hands-on activities. It is a non-competitive, participatory program that introduces an overall theme for the year and encourages the children to learn by doing in order to build self-confidence, expand interests and encourage creativity. The program enables children to learn some real facts about the theme, build self esteem through fun experiences, enhance their social skills, and become more creative.

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott
4-H Cloverbuds at their recent meeting, where they learned about marine mammals and created hand-print pictures of ocean creatures.