At-Home Activities for Kids
The Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development team has gathered resources to support families and kids while our communities practice social distancing due to COVID-19.
The Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development team has gathered a list of at-home learning resources for families to utilize during social distancing related to COVID-19. Many other activities that can be adapted for at-home use can be found under the volunteer tab of our website under
Indiana 4-H Congress Lesson Plans,
4-H Science Volunteer Resources,
Animal Science Volunteer Resources, and
Healthy Living Volunteer Resources.
We hope you find this list helpful. We would love to know if you're using these resources! If you choose to share your family's at-home learning adventures on social media, please tag @indiana4h!
Tune in on Tuesdays at 3:00 EST for live discussions and demonstrations. Can't join us live? Recordings will be posted on this page.
Visit 4-hworldchangers.hackathon.com to sign up for the Indiana 4-H World Changers Hackathon. Middle school and high school youth can choose a problem to solve, work as an individual or with a group online to solve it, and turn in their solution by April 22.
Beginner coding activities: Can be led by parents at home, or virtually by 4-H club leaders.
Try this fun Oobleck experiment from Purdue Extension Elkhart County 4-H Educator, Robby Kelly!
Plant a Seed for Tomorrow: A six-week at-home gardening course through Google Classroom, designed for families to start and maintain their own indoor or outdoor garden! To join the fun:
Plant Cell Pizza video by Rebecca Wilkins, Purdue Extension Harrison County 4-H Educator
Flower Dyeing video by Brooke Stefancik, Purdue Extension Sullivan County 4-H Educator
Plastic Jug Planters video by Purdue Extension Fayette County 4-H members
The Whys and Hows of Raised Bed Gardens video with Robby Kelly, Purdue Extension Elkhart County 4-H Educator
Explore 4-H STEM with these activity calendars! Try a new STEM activty every day during the months of May, June, and July.
In-person Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development events are postponed or will be offered virtually through the month of June, 2020. Starting July 1, Purdue Extension events may resume in compliance with the Back on Track Indiana plan. Learn more
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding summer 2020 event guidelines, click here.
Livestock Judging Career Development Event
Dairy Cattle Judging Career Development Event
Horticulture Career Development Event
Livestock Skillathon Career Development Event
Meat Judging Career Development Event
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