Mini 4-H Non-Competitive Policy: Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade (K-2). 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: 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. Low adult/leader to child ratio that allows time for adults/leaders to provide individual, positive encouragement and assistance. Simple, interesting activities that are fun. Encouragement of children to participate in a group activity by sharing and or displaying their activity projects. Rewards that are identical and/or ribbons of the same color for everyone. The judges DO NOT JUDGE projects, but instead discuss them with the child.
NOTE: Purdue University and the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program do not support, endorse, or encourage 4-H programming for children prior to Kindergarten. 4-H Youth Development Extension staff members and 4-H Volunteers may not offer, or encourage others to offer, programming for children prior to Kindergarten.
Projects will be turned in at the Marshall County Exhibit Building on a designated time and day for exhibition. All projects need to be accompanied by a 4-H Record Sheet. When completing a Mini poster exhibit, there are specific guidelines pertaining to the size, orientation and covering of the poster. Please note that Mini 4-H projects are not judged at an “Open Judging”. Each project will have a 4-H Exhibit attached while on display at the fairgrounds. The tag will be provided for each member upon entry.
January 15- Deadline to enroll in 4HOnline
June 1 - Deadline to add or drop projects in 4HOnline
July 1- Exhibit entries due, deadline to sign up for classes and project descriptions. These are all completed on FairEntry