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Mini 4-H

June 3, 2021
Mini 4-H

We welcome you and your child to the LaPorte County Mini 4-H program.  Mini 4-H is for youth who are in Kindergarten, first and second grades and is designed to encourage positive development and give youth the opportunity to explore interest and introduce them to the 4-H Program. LaPorte County Mini 4-H offers various projects to help youth learn and have fun.  

As a Mini 4-H parent, your job is to guide your child through the activities. It is suggested that you do not complete the activities for them. Instead, help them, guide them, work with them, and let them do all that they possibly can. Learning by doing is the best educational tool that we can provide for our youth.

Additionally, the Mini 4-H program is set up to allow your child to exhibit up to 5 projects at the LaPorte County Fair.  The fair is an exciting time for 4-H members and families. It is a week that allows community youth to showcase their talents, interests and enthusiasm for learning.

You can enroll online at When choosing a club, make sure to select the LaPorte County Mini 4-H Club.  There is a $5.00 club dues that will need to be paid by cash or check at the Extension Office. 

Contact the Purdue Extension LaPorte County office at 219-324-9407 for more information.


Mini 4-H Handbook 


Mini 4-H Project Manuals

Arts & Crafts Manual

Bicycle Safety Manual

Bugs Manual

Collections Manual

Cookie Decorating Manual

Dinosaur Manual

Farm Animal Manual

Foods Manual

Gardening Manual

Model Manual

Nature, Plants, & Trees Manual

Pets Manual

Recycle Manual

Sewing Manual

Sun, Stars & Space Manual

Wearable Art Manual


Club Options for Mini 4-H Members

While participation in club meetings are not mandatory for Mini 4-H members, the LaPorte County 4-H program has the following clubs that welcome Mini's to attend.  Please call the office at 219-324-9407 for leader's name and contact information.


Cass Champions - Meets Tuesday or Thursday 2x a month @ 6:30 p.m. at Wanatah School

Cass Merrymakers -  Meets Thursdays, varies throughout month @ 3:30 p.m. at Wanatah School

Clinton Climbers - Meets 2nd Monday @ 6:30 p.m. at South Central School (cafeteria)

Clinton Livewires- Meets Tuesday or Thursday 1x a month @ 3:00 p.m. at South Central School

Creative Clover Kids - Meets the 4th Monday @ 4:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart Activity Center

Dewey Advancers - Meets Mondays @ 7:00 p.m. at LaCrosse School Cafeteria

Hanna-Noble - Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m. at South Central School

Happy Hounds - Meets 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. at Small Project Building/Hog Barn

Hudson Hustlin' Helpers - Meets every other Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. at Prairie View Elementary School Cafeteria

Johnson Prairie Farmers - Meets Mondays @ 6:00 p.m. at  Johnson Township Community Building

Kankakee Hustlin' Hoosiers - Meets 3rd Monday @ 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Church

Kankakee Ranchers- Meets 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays @ 6:00 p.m. at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Kankakee Shelby 63 - Meets 3rd Monday, beginning February 6:00 p.m. at Lambs Chapel

LaPorte City Firestars - Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday@ 6:30 p.m. at The Moose Lodge

LaPorte City Helping Hands - Meets Mondays @ 6-7:30 LaPorte County Public Library Main Branch

Lincoln Hotshots- Meets 3rd Thursday @ 6:00 p.m. at Fish Lake Conservation Club

Pleasant Clovers - Meets @ 6:30 p.m. at Small Project Building

Pleasant Farmers - Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 5:00 p.m. at Salem Chapel

Pleasant Pals - Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Indian Trail School

Springfield Country Cousins - Meets 2nd Sundays @ 2:00 p.m. at Mark Residence

Springfield Hoosier Rebels - Meets every other Sunday at Springville Methodist Church

Union Township Tigers - Meets 1st & 3rd Saturdays (March - June) @ Noon at Kingsford Heights Community Garden

Wills Future Leaders - Meets last Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. at Wills Township Hall


Participation at the LaPorte County Fair 

If the Mini 4-H Member is interested in participating at the the LaPorte County Fair in any of the following areas you will need to complete the Fair Activities Registration/Release Form.  Once completed, return it to the LaPorte County Extension Office. 

Bicycle Rodeo                                   



Little Peeps 

    Little Peeps Pen Registration Form                              

Miniature Equine*

Pedal Tractor Pull 

Pet Parade 




* The office will contact you about a current 4-H member working with your Mini 4-H member.


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