4-H in Waldo County, Maine - My 4-H Cloverbud Journey – Waldo County 4-H Cloverbud Summer Experience
My 4-H Cloverbud Journey
Waldo County 4-H Cloverbud Summer Experience
Are you looking for a fun summer experience for your children that are 5 to 8 years old? How about the summer Cloverbud experience? A parent or guardian must accompany, your child during Cloverbud activities. If you would like to participate in the Waldo County 4-H Cloverbud Summer Experience, please call 342-5971 or email Joyce Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Cloverbud?
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Cloverbud is a term used to identify 4-H members who are 5 through 8 years old. Any Maine youth between the 4-H ages of 5 and 8 years old may join the 4-H Cloverbud program.
Participation, safety, personal development, learning, and fun in a cooperative, non-competitive setting are the priorities of the Cloverbud program. Cloverbuds experience programs that are developmentally appropriate, activity-oriented, involve cooperative learning, and are focused on learning activity skills and life skills through a wide variety of topic areas. Participation in activities is available at the club, county, and state level.
Exploring the Four H’s
Activity 1: Stand Up and Be Active
How many H’s are there in 4-H? Name them. On your body, find the parts that match the parts in the 4-H Pledge. You probably know where three of them are on your body but where is the fourth H? It’s okay to look at the 4-H Pledge below. The fourth h in 4-H is health. Your health is all of your body parts put together to make you feel good for living a healthy and joyful life.
I pledge my HEAD
to clearer thinking,
my HEART to greater loyalty,
my HANDS to larger service
and my HEALTH to better living ,
for my club, my community,
my country and my world.
Activity 2: How do you already use the four H’s in your daily life?
In this activity, think of some things how you use the four H’s in your daily life. For each H, write some things you do everyday on a clover. Clover pattern is below.
Activity 3: My Backyard is a Jungle!
Activity of the month: My Background Is A Jungle Activity
Check this activity out at the National 4-H Curriculum website.
Curriculum: Exploring the Treasures of 4-H
Visit the web: www.n4hccs.org/exploring4h or visit your county Extension 4-H Lending Library.
Around the dinner table conversation
Questions to ask your child:
How many h’s are there in 4-H? (four)
What are the four H’s? [Head, Heart, Hands, Health]
Dinnertime discussion: What does the word “oath” mean?
Say to your child: In 4-H, some 4-H groups will say together the 4-H pledge at their meetings.
[You might want to read or say the 4-H pledge before having your discussion.]
Say to your child: “The 4-H Pledge is the oath that 4-H members live by.
“Any guesses as to what oath might mean?”
Say to your child: “In 4-H, an oath means 4-H members are making a promise to use the four H’s to guide you in your daily life – making good decisions, keeping yourself safe, healthy and active in your family and community while you are having fun learning many things that are of interest to you.”
Challenges of the month:
- Practice saying the 4-H Pledge
- What can you do to practice the four H’s this month?
We hope you and your child enjoy participating in 4-H Cloverbud activities. 4-H opportunities provide a time to discover a little bit about what 4-H is and a little bit on how we already use the four H’s in our daily lives. One way adults support 4-H members is having conversations with youth about their 4-H experiences. If your child demonstrates their 4-H learning with you and/or with other family and friends, we welcome digital photos with short captions to be submitted for use in our county newsletter. In order for 4-H to use your photos, the University of Maine requires a photo release to be signed and filed in your local county Extension office. The form is located at http://umaine.edu/4h/volunteers/resources/forms/#p or by calling to request a hard copy at your local Extension office.
Looking for a 4-H Camp Experience? How about Tanglewood Day Camp?
Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center: Family and Public Open House – May 18th
Summer Camp Registration (both Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove)
Patti Chapman, Office Manager/Camp Registrar —
1-877-944-2267 (Maine only)
Day camp sessions run for five days, Monday to Friday, during the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm – Daily Schedule
Looking for a 4-H Family Experience?
Where: Blue Hill Fairgrounds
When: June 7- 9, 2013 (For the Full 4-H Jamboree Experience, Camping is Encouraged)
Open to ALL 4-H Members, Friends, & Family in Hancock, Penobscot, Waldo, and Washington Counties.
You must register by May 15th MAIL OR FAX registration form to 667-2003
Hancock County Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, Maine 04605