Mini 4-H Information

Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".

FAIR INFO:
Mini 4-H exhibits will be entered at Magill Hall, Thursday evening, July 16th, between 6 pm and 8 pm.  Check-in will be divided alphabetically by your last name.  Look for signs showing you what line to be in.  Don’t forget to bring your completed record sheets with your project!!

 

HOW DO I ENROLL IN MINI 4-H?

Fill out the Mini 4-H ONLINE Enrollment (link below) BY JANUARY 15th Any questions please stop by or call Purdue Extension Johnson County, Johnson County Fairgrounds 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131 317-736-3724.

      Once the enrollment form is filled out, families have the option of picking up their manuals or using/printing the project manuals listed to the right.

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RULES:

 1.    Mini 4‑H is open to any boy or girl who is enrolled in the 1st and 2nd grades on Jan. 1 of current  4‑H year.

  1. 1st grade in Mini 4‑H may enroll in one (1) or two (2) projects.

       2nd grade in Mini 4‑H may enroll in one (1) to four (4) projects.

  1.    Division I is 1st grade and Division II is 2nd grade.
  1.    Mini 4‑H members do not enroll in a 4‑H club but do the project at home.
  1.    Mini 4‑H projects are:  Arts & Crafts, Bugs, Cookie Decorating, Collections, Flowers, Foods, Forestry, Horse & Pony, Livestock, Models, Sewing, Small Animals and Wildlife.
  1.    Enrollment of Mini 4‑H is due May 1st. Enrollment information is distributed  to 1st and 2nd graders in each Johnson County elementary school.
  1.    ALL POSTER EXHIBITS MUST:

       A.  Have a solid, stiff backing – that is 11" high by 14" wide (same as poster size) – such as 1/4" plywood,                   HEAVY cardboard, foamboard, or masonite. 

                   (Exception:  Wildlife poster is 11”x22”.)

       B.  Be positioned HORIZONTALLY on a posterboard 11” high by 14” wide.  (Wildlife11”x22”)

       C.  Have a total exhibit board no larger than 11” high by 14” wide.  (Wildlife11”x22”)

       D.  Be completely COVERED by a solid sheet of clear plastic or in a sleeve.          

  1.   Projects and Record Sheets are entered at Magill Hall Thursday evening, July 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  They will be on display July 19 – 25 and can be picked up Sunday, July 26, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  1.    Mini 4‑H premiums will be paid to those members who complete an official Mini 4‑H Enrollment and turn in a completed project Record Sheet with their project on the established and published date.  Premium vouchers may be picked up in Scott Hall during fair week ONLY between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. You must then take your premium voucher to the Fair office during these times to receive your premium money.  Premium money must be picked up by the 4‑H member or the 4‑H member’s parent. All premium money not picked up by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday will be forfeited.

 

MINI DAY CAMP INFO

Camp Information will be going in the mail middle of May, watch for it!

Mini 4-H Day Camp being offered to all Johnson County Mini 4-H members. The day camp is designed to be a fun and educational summer experience for your child!

Camp will be held June 9 & 10, 2015 from 9 am – 2pm at Scott Hall (Johnson County Fairgrounds). Cost per child is $15.00 and is limited to the first 100 campers. Camp participants are expected to bring their own sack lunch each day, drinks will be provided.

Camp T-shirt, snacks, crafts and Mini 4-H project materials will be provided. Campers will learn basic skills about food and nutrition, gardening, science and so much more! Each camper will also have the opportunity to make Mini 4-H projects to be displayed at the Johnson County Fair!

To register for the Mini 4-H Day Camp, complete both the registration form and health form, return it to the Johnson County Extension Office (484 N. Morton Street, Franklin, IN 46131). Please contact us with questions at (317) 736-3724.

 

PROJECTS

ARTS & CRAFTS: Learn how to do one of the different crafts.

Division I: Exhibit is one simple craft and the Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit is a craft item different than what was exhibited in Division 1 and the Record Sheet.

BUGS: Learn about bugs and what makes them different from each other.

Division I: Exhibit an 11”x14” poster of an insect or a spider and label the body parts and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit an 11”x14” poster showing some of the ways that bugs protect themselves and the project Record Sheet.

COLLECTIONS: Learn to collect and attractively exhibit articles such as stamps, leaves, insects, etc.

The exhibit is a sample of your collection and should be no larger than 22”x28". If exhibit is in a notebook, only one notebook should be displayed.

Division I: Exhibit a collection of 6-8 articles or pairs of articles and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit is a collection of 8-12 articles or pairs of articles and the project Record Sheet.

COOKIE DECORATING: Learn about cookie decorating.

Division I: Exhibit 3 cookies with frosting and sprinkles and/or candy on each one and project record sheet.

Division II: Exhibit 3 cookies with frosting, smooth on top. Must have border, design and project record sheet.

FLOWERS: Learn how to grow flowers from seeds or grow a house plant.

Division I: Exhibit is one flower you have grown or a house plant and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit an arrangement of flowers you have grown and the project Record Sheet.

FOODS: Learn basic kitchen rules and how to prepare simple foods you and your family will enjoy.

Division I: Exhibit is 6 no-bake cookies and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit 6 breakfast treats and the project Record Sheet.

FORESTRY: Learn about different kinds of trees, seeds, leaves and ways that trees help us.

Division I: Exhibit an 11”x14” poster about seeds or leaves that come from trees and Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit an 11”x14” poster showing things that people can do to help trees or showing things that people use that come from trees and Record Sheet.

HORSE & PONY: Learn about horses and ponies.

Division I: Exhibit is an 11”x14" poster about horses and ponies and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit is an 11”x14” poster about horses and ponies different than what was done in Division 1 and the project Record Sheet.

LIVESTOCK: Learn about animals such as Beef, Goats, Sheep and Swine.

Division I: Exhibit an 11”x14" poster or a scrapbook about one of the types of livestock and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit an 11”x14" poster or a scrapbook about one of the types of animals different than what was done in Division 1 and the project Record Sheet.

MODELS: Learn how to put together a "Snap-together" and simple glued model kits. Models must be no larger than 12". Dioramas cannot be exhibited.

Division I: Exhibit is a "Snap-together" model and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit is a "Snap-together" model different than what you exhibited in Division 1 or a simple glue together model and the project Record Sheet.

SEWING: Learn basic sewing tools, basic hand stitches, parts of sewing machine and how to sew a straight line.

Division I: Exhibit a Kool Cat or Honey Bear from the manual and the project Record Sheet.

Division II: Exhibit a stuffed pillow and the project Record Sheet.

SMALL ANIMALSLearn about small animals like Chickens, Rabbits, Dogs, Cats, Gerbils and Hamsters, etc.

Division I: Exhibit an 11”x14" poster or scrapbook about one of the types of small animals and the project record sheet.

Division II: Exhibit an 11”x14" poster or scrapbook about one of the types of small animals different from what was done in Division 1 and the project Record Sheet.

WILDLIFE: Learn about different animals and how they are important to nature.

Division I: Exhibit is an 11”x22" poster with the animals found in the book and the project record sheet.

Division II: Exhibit is an 11”x22" poster with the animals found in the book and the project record sheet.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Your completed project will be displayed at the Johnson County 4-H Fair (Franklin, IN) during fair week in July. All participants will receive $1.00 premium money and a blue ribbon! (All projects must be brought to the Fairgrounds on the Thursday prior to the Fair, more info to come for enrolled members.)

By Lori L Walker, Secretary
The Educational Store