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JAY COUNTY MINI 4-H
Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade. Mini 4-H is non-competitive program.
MINI 4-H GENERAL POSTER GUIDELINES
- Mini 4-H posters should be 11” x 22” and displayed horizontally.
- Label is placed in the lower right hand corner of the poster.
- Be sure your poster has a title. Use stiff backing on the poster.
- All posters must be covered with clear plastic or other transparent material (Not Saran Wrap) to protect the exhibit.
MINI 4-H PROJECTS
Does it sound like fun to travel to places that few people have ever been before? If so, have you ever thought about going into space? In this project you will find out some things about exploring space.
Learn about the different types and parts of a bow and arrow and be reading to join 4-H Shooting Sports in 3rd grade!
Learn more about the planets in our solar system, the sun, constellations, and exploring space.
Do you like to ride your bike? In this project you will learn about choosing a bike, caring for your bike, traffic rules, and hazards of the road, safety, and bike helmets.
Bugs are everywhere! They crawl, fly, squirm, and can be fun to study. If you want to learn more about bugs, this is the project for you!
Learn more about collecting and why people like to collect things. Collecting things is as easy as finding a group of your favorite rocks, to putting together a group of pencils.
A fun building project that allows you to use your imagination to create a scene, building, animal, etc.
This project is a great way to have fun and build confidence while modeling on stage in front of an audience.
Be creative and use your imagination as you design your craft. Crafts can be used for decorations and they make great gifts, too!
If you like to help in the kitchen, then this is the project for you! In this project you can use techniques to add a special touch to cookies.
Dinosaurs no longer roam on Earth, but they are still fascinating. Learn about fossils, different kinds of dinosaurs, where they lived, and why they may have become extinct.
It’s fun to learn about energy, especially renewable energy. In your electric project, you will learn about solar power as one source of renewable energy.
Explore the world of farm animals, from little ones like rabbits and poultry, to the big ones like cows and sheep.
Learn about plants and their special needs. Do great experiments with plants. You will also learn about different kinds of flowers.
Everyone can have fun in the kitchen. Learn about measuring, nutrition, making easy recipes and kitchen safety.
Trees are all around us. Learn about trees, the wood that comes from trees, and animals that live in trees.
Learn how plants grow. Plant seeds or small plants in a garden or in a pot, inside or outside, and watch them grow! They will make vegetables or flowers!
Ever wondered about your ancestors? Where did they live? What did they do for fun? In this project you can begin to find the answers!
Want to wrap pretty presents for friends and family, for birthdays and Christmas. Take this project to learn how!
Learn about everything from First Aid to My Plate to keep you and your family safe and healthy!
HELPING MOM & DAD
There are many ways to be mom and dad’s best helper. Learn many ways you can help around your house.
HORSE & PONY
Do you love horses? Learn more about horses, different breeds, tack used for horseback riding, and parts of the horse’s body.
I’M A HOOSIER
Learn all about the state of Indiana. Its geography, history, natural resources, and its special plants and animals.
ME AND MY PET
Do you love animals? If an animal has four legs, crawls, flies, swims, or hops, you can bet someone has one for a pet. Caring for animals can be fun. In this project, you get to share your pet through pictures, drawings, and stories in a notebook.
Like to build things? Learn about models and different ways of making models.
Oceans cover around 70% of the Earth’s surface. Learn about your favorite plants and animals living in them.
Learn to take pictures and care for your camera and have fun capturing memories!
PLANTS AND FLOWERS
Learn to care for and grow plants both indoors and outdoors, and experiment with growing conditions!
Do you like to read? In this project you will read and keep track of the books you read.
Explore ways to take worn out items around your home and transform them into something else.
Create a beautiful way to display your favorite pictures!
Learn the basic skills needed for sewing. Begin putting together the equipment needed for doing easy home sewing and repair work. A SEWING MACHINE IS NOT NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT.
SOIL & WATER
Worms are very important for our soil. Learn about the soil in your yard and how to keep it healthy.
Fishing is FUN. It is simple and easy to learn. You can discover new things about fish and how to catch them.
Learn about tractors, both on the farm and in the lawn or garden. Know the safety rules!
Learn about the shapes and sizes of trees, parts of a tree; identify a tree by its leaves, and many other interesting facts about trees.
Discover the way the air around us constantly changes, and the ingredients that make it work!
WHALES & DOLPHINS
Let’s explore whales & dolphins! You will learn common types of whales and dolphins, the parts of a whale, whale songs, and the learning dolphin.
Do you ever wonder about animals that live in the woods and open areas around your home or city? The world of wildlife beckons you! Learn about wild animals and birds that live around you!
If you like to build things then this is the perfect project for you. Explore the lots of things that can be made out of wood.C
You may sign up for several mini projects.
Kindergarten: Can display 3 projects at fair
1st grade: Can display 5 projects at fair
2nd grade: Can display 7 projects at fair.