At-Home Activities for Kids 

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!

Animal Science 

graphic that reads "4-H animal Science Web Series" 

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.

Join live sessions from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://purdueextension.zoom.us/j/842933975

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16468769923,,842933975#  or +13126266799,,842933975# Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 
    Meeting ID: 842 933 975
    International numbers available: https://purdueextension.zoom.us/u/abP1snU2Jy

For more at-home animal science resources, visit: 

Computer Science

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. 

For more at-home computer science resources, visit: 


Engineering & Technology

Try this fun Oobleck experiment from Purdue Extension Elkhart County 4-H Educator, Robby Kelly! 

For more at-home engineering & technology resources, visit: 


Plant & Environmental Science

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:

  1. Sign into or create a Gmail account
  2. Once you have signed in, go to http://classroom.google.com
  3. Click the + button and press "Join a Class"
  4. Enter the code: jkl6fov

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

Civic Engagement

Each Thursday in May, Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development hosted live “Thoughtful Thursday” Zoom sessions designed for high school students focusing on civic engagement topics. 

Recorded sessions: 
Creating TeRRiFiC Youth program by Joanne Lytton, Purdue Extension Carroll County 4-H Educator

Healthy Living

Keep yourself balanced, nourished, fit, and mindful during social distancing with a 
wide variety of at-home Healthy Living activities by playing Wellness Bingo. Find the four different bingo boards below: 

Check out this video (above) for healthy eating tips from Indiana 4-H Healthy Living Specialist, Angie Frost!

For more at-home healthy living resources, visit: 

General/All Program Areas

Explore 4-H STEM with these activity calendars! Try a new STEM activty every day during the months of May, June, July, and August. 

Learn from state fair judge Stacy Parnell as she demonstrates common beginner, intermediate, and advanced cake decorating skills. 

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.