Mini 4-H In White County

Youth may join Mini 4-H when they enter grade K-2. Mini 4-H'ers enroll in “Mini 4-H” in a 4-H Club for the current 4-H year. Mini 4-H’ers may choose from any of these educational Mini 4-H projects that are offered for the grade the Mini 4-H’er was in during the current year 4-H enrollment period: Animal Poster, Cake Decorating, Collections, Crafts, Flowers, Foods, Forestry, Models, Nature, and Sewing. 

Each Mini 4‑H exhibit is accompanied by a separate completed Mini 4‑H project record sheet, signed by the adult or project leader of your club, and turned in at 4-H Fair check‑in. Date and time to be announced in the Official 4‑H Fair Schedule available in June. Each Mini 4‑H'er should have a green & white record folder and a completed "My Record of 4‑H Achievement."

Mini 4-H Projects are judged non-competitively, Mini 4-H'ers may receive feedback on their projects, along with a ribbon, and it will be displayed during the 4-H Fair. 

Mini 4-H members can participate in 4-H club meetings alongside regular 4-H members. There will also be at least one Mini 4-H meeting in the spring just for Mini 4-H members as well as a mini 4-H day camp held in June. Dates for these events will be announced soon. 

Click here for a full list of Mini 4-H requirements

Contact Us

4-H Educator Molly Childers and the White County Purdue Extension Office are happy to assist with any questions you may have! Head on over to the Indiana 4-H Webpage for step-by-step guides for enrollment!

childer9@purdue.edu

219-984-5115

A Mini 4-H Record Sheet must be turned in with each completed project. 

Most Mini 4-H projects require a completed manual to be submitted at project check in click on the name of your project below to download a copy of the project manual. 

Creepy Crawlies

Nature

Space

Animal Posters 

Cake Decorating

Collections

Crafts

Flowers

Foods

Models

Sewing

Mini 4-H Animal Lead (Showmanship) Classes 

  1. Member will exhibit fellow 4-H members’ animal. They will not bring their own animal to the fair.
  2. Parent/guardian of the mini member MUST complete a Mini 4-H Liability Release Form prior to the member’s participation in the class.
  3. Mini 4-H members will be allowed to show, work with, or care for animal projects after their parent or legal guardian has signed a liability release. Mini 4-H members may independently show, work with, or care for animals that weigh 300 pounds or less.
  4. Mini 4-H members may only show, work with, or care for animals over 300 pounds when they are assisted by a parent, legal guardian, or another adult designated in writing by parent or legal guardian. (The word assisted means that the adult has control of the animal at all times.)
  5. If the guidelines stated in this policy are not followed for a particular event or activity, then such event or activity shall not be considered to be a 4-H event or activity and shall not be under the auspices of Extension 4-H educators or covered by Purdue University.

Mini 4-H Beef:

  1. All Mini Beef Lead participants must be a current Mini 4-H member and entered the Mini Beef Lead Class in FairEntry.
  2. All FairEntry registered Mini Beef Lead Class participants must complete a short worksheet to be turned in prior to the Beef Show.
  3. Current White County 4-H Mini members who have completed grade 2 and should make an entry in this class at FairEntry.com by July 1st.

Mini 4-H Horse & Pony:

  1. Exhibit a Mini Animal Horse Poster (see above for specific poster size and other requirements) covering one of the following topics:
    1. Favorite breed – Show photos or pictures of your favorite breed and tell why you selected this breed.
    2. How to care for a horse – Feeding, equipment needs, and/or grooming.
    3. Identify the part of a horse.
    4. Showing a horse – the equipment needed to show.
  2. Doing a Mini 4-H Horse Poster qualifies you, if you choose, to show a 4-H member’s horse in a Mini 4-H Showmanship class during the Western Show. You may show in either English or Western Attire.  Approved headgear must be worn.
  3. Mini 4-H Member will use a separate lead rope. The horse will also be led by an adult using another lead rope.
  4. Two workshops for Mini members and their mentors will be held between June 15th and the 4-H Fair. These are not required but are encouraged. A Mini 4-H Liability Release Form must be completed and on file with the White County Extension Office by June 15th.

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