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Mini 4-H: Cloverbuds Project (K-2)

October 14, 2019

Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, kindergarten through second grade. The goal of Mini 4-H is to help young children explore friendships outside the family; explore the way in which things work; practice both small and large muscle control; and think about the ways people work together on projects.



The NON-COMPETITIVE learning environment for Mini 4-H includes:

  1. Planned learning activities in which children are invited to be active and explore materials and ideas without the pressure of completing a specific product or exhibit.
  2. Low adult/leader to child ratio that allows time for adults/leaders to provide individual, positive encouragement and assistance.
  3. Simple, interesting activities that are fun.
  4. Encouragement of children to participate in a group activity by sharing and or displaying their activity projects.
  5. Rewards that are identical and/or ribbons of the same color for everyone.


Important Dates

Check the Lake County Handbook and Footnotes for judging and activity dates


State Mini 4-H Website


They must have an exhibit label on their exhibit (attached below)

General Exhibit Requirements

  1. Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children in kindergarten through second grade. Mini 4-H members and family work together to complete their project. Please see the Mini 4-H Handbook for more information.
  2. One item may be exhibited for each project. Projects are not judged but instead discussed with the child. Each exhibit receives an identical ribbon.
  3. All exhibits must have a Lake County Mini 4-H exhibit label securely attached. Poster exhibits must be 11"x14" to be displayed horizontally, with stiff backing and clear plastic covering, with the Mini 4-H exhibit label must be attached in lower right hand corner.
  4. Mini 4-H Projects include the following:


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