Mini 4-H (Grades K-2)
Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade (though not all counties are able to offer this to all grades). The goal of Mini 4-H is to help young children explore friendships outside the family; explore the way in which things work; practice both small and large muscle control; and think about the ways people work together on projects.
The NON-COMPETITIVE learning environment for Mini 4-H includes:
- Planned learning activities in which children are invited to be active and explore materials and ideas without the pressure of completing a specific product or exhibit.
- Low adult/leader to child ratio that allows time for adults/leaders to provide individual, positive encouragement and assistance.
- Simple, interesting activities that are fun.
- Encouragement of children to participate in a group activity by sharing and or displaying their activity projects.
- Rewards that are identical and/or ribbons of the same color for everyone.
There is no limit to the number of projects youth can sign up for, however, we suggest starting out with one or two your first year.
Almost anywhere you look you can find bugs. In this project activity guide explore some of the things that make bugs similar to each other as well as some of the differences between bugs. Find out how bugs hide in plain sight and discover what happens to bugs in winter.
Why do people collect things? In this project activity guide find out the kinds of things people collect, explore some special kinds of collections, and discover how to start a collection of your own.
There are many different kinds of trees and all of them do important jobs. In this project activity manual discover the many different jobs that trees do, the ways that trees help people, and how you can be a good neighbor to a tree.
There is a lot to learn about and to explore in space. In this project activity guide learn about stars, constellations, and what it is like to explore space. Find out about training to be an astronaut and, if you dare, fly your own shuttle.
Trees have been around a long time and grow in all kinds of places. In this project activity guide find out the way to tell the age of a tree, discover the special way trees get food and water, and explore the many ways leaves are special.