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Mini 4-H

April 3, 2014
Landon and Amanda

MINI 4-H QUALIFICATIONS AND EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

As a Mini 4-H Parent, you should:

 For exhibit recommendations, check mini project manuals.

 

MINI 4-H NON-COMPETITIVE POLICY

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, 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.

Projects are not judged, but instead discussed with child.

 

Safety Policy for Mini 4-H Members:

Mini 4-H members, in grades K through 2, 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. 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. (Assisted means with the child at all times.)

Mini 4-H members must sign up on the Mini 4-H enrollment form for livestock they wish to show. Failure to do so will result in Mini 4-H members not being able to show. This is for safety reasons. No youth under kindergarten grade will be allowed to show!

 

Mini 4-H Beef

  1. Animals for Mini 4-H and Mini 4-H members will   show under direct adult supervision.
  2. Animals will be supplied by the committee. Exhibitors will show in a special Mini Beef class at the beginning of the Beef show.
  3. Beef brought by Mini 4-H members may be brought in the morning of the show and released following the show.
  4. All exhibitors will receive a completion ribbon.
  5. Animals provided by the Mini 4-H family should be brought in the morning of the show.
  6. Exhibitors will receive completion ribbons.
  7. Animals will be supplied by the committee.
  8. Exhibitors will show in a special Mini Dairy Class.

 

Mini Cats & Small Pets

1. Exhibit a cat or small pet at the 4-H Fair. Animals should be brought to the fair the day of the 4-H Cats & Small Pets Show. Exhibitors will show in a special Mini class at the beginning of the Cats & Small Pets show.

 

 

Mini 4-H Dairy

  1. Animals provided by the Mini 4-H family should be brought in the morning of the show.
  2. Exhibitors will receive completion ribbons.
  3. Animals will be supplied by the committee.
  4. Exhibitors will show in a special Mini Dairy Class.

 

 

Mini 4-H Dogs

  1. Exhibit a dog in obedience at the county fair following the same rules as regular 4-H. The class for Mini 4-H shall be 1A with exception that all exercises will be on leash.  
  2. Exhibit a notebook showing pictures of at least three (3) breeds of dogs.

 

Mini 4-H Goats

  1. Goat kid to be born after January 1. Kids will be provided for Mini 4-H members to use, who do not own kids but wish to participate in the Mini 4-H goat class.
  2. Goats to be brought morning of show.
  3. See Farm Animals Project Manual for other exhibit options.
  4. Mini 4-H goats need not be clipped for show.
  5. Goats do not have to be registered.
  6. No bucks will be shown.
  7. All goats must be disbudded.

 

Mini 4-H Poultry

  1. Each Mini Poultry member may show 1 poultry animal.
  2. All poultry animals must be NPIP certified or blood tested to show in the Mini Poultry class.

 

Mini 4-H Rabbits

Mini 4-H Rabbit participants will bring 1 rabbit to check in on Saturday evening. Mini 4-H rabbits will be judged at the beginning of the regular 4-H rabbit show. Mini exhibitors gain

  1. the opportunity to present their project to a licensed judge and are a part of the 4-H Show. Mini exhibitors can also exhibit in the Mini costume and cage decoration classes.
  2. Crossbred rabbits are acceptable for Mini 4-H only, although purebred rabbits are recommended.
  3. Mini rabbits must be tattooed.

 

Mini 4-H Sheep

  1. See Farm Animal Project Book for additional exhibit options.
  2. Mini 4-H members may exhibit 1 lamb in a special Mini 4-H class at the beginning of the sheep show.  Lambs will be provided for Mini 4-H member to use, who do not own lambs, but wish to participate in the Mini 4-H Lamb Class.
  3. Lambs shall be born after January 1 of the current year.  mini 4-H members may show ewe lambs or market lambs, but not yearling ewes.
  4. Lambs shown by Mini 4-H members may be owned and shown by regular 4-H members.
  5. Lamds not already at the fair may be brought in the morning of the show and released rollowing the show.
  6. Exhibitors will receive completion ribbons.

 

 Mini 4-H Swine

1. See Farm Animals Project manuals for additional exhibit options.

2. Mini 4-H members may exhibit 1 animal in a special Mini 4-H swine class at the beginning of the swine show. Swine will be provided for Mini 4-H members to use, who do not own swine, but wish to participate in the Mini 4-H swine class.

3. Swine shall be born after January 1 of the current year.

4. Mini 4-H members may show barrows or gilts.

5. Swine shown by Mini 4-H members may be owned and shown by regular 4-H members.

6. Swine not already at the fair may be brought in the afternoon of the show and released following the show.

7. Exhibitors will receive completion ribbons.

 

Mini 4-H Bicycle

Bicycle riding is the outdoor activity most popular with children. Learn about choosing a bike, bicycle maintenance, traffic rules, hazards of the road, safety and helmets.

 

Mini 4-H Bowling

Bowling is a fun sport to be involved in for anyone. Learn rules of the sport, techniques and cooperation with other mini 4-H members (See rules on page 50).

 

Mini 4-H Collections

Everyone loves to collect things. Collecting is as easy as finding a group of your favorite rocks to putting together a group of pencils. Learn more about collecting and why people collect things.

 

Mini 4-H Crafts

Let's be creative and make a neat craft. Use your imagination as you design your craft. Crafts can be used for decorations and they make great gifts too.

 

Mini 4-H Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs no longer walk on the Earth, but they are still very popular. Learn about fossils, different kinds of dinosaurs, where dinosaurs lived, and how they may have become extinct.

 

Mini 4-H Farm Animals

There are all kinds of farm animals. Explore the world of farm animals, from the little ones...like rabbits and poultry, to the big ones...like cows and sheep.

 

Mini 4-H Foods

Everyone can have fun in the kitchen. Learn about measuring, nutrition, making easy recipes and kitchen safety.

 

Mini 4-H Forestry

Trees are all around us. They grow big and strong for all to enjoy. Learn about trees, the wood they make and the animals that live in trees.

 

Mini 4-H Gardening

Learn how plants grow. Plant seeds or small plants in a garden or in a pot, inside or outside, and watch them grow and make vegetables or flowers.

 

Mini 4-H My Pet & Me

Do you enjoy animals? If an animal has four legs, crawls, flies, swims, or hops, you can bet someone has one for a pet. Caring for animals can be fun. In this project, you get to share your pet with pictures, drawings, and stories in a notebook you put together. Let us read about your special pet!

 

Mini 4-H Models

Models are a great way to build things! Learn about models and different ways of making them.

 

Mini 4-H Plants & Flowers

Learn about plants and their special needs. Do great experiments with plants. You will also learn about different kinds of flowers.

 

Mini 4-H Reading

Reading is a fun and important part of life. Learn more about books, libraries, and parts of a story.

 

Mini 4-H Sewing

Learn the basic skills needed for sewing. Begin putting together the equipment needed for doing easy home sewing and repair work. A SEWING MACHINE IS NOT NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT. 

 

Mini 4-H Sun, Stars & Space

Who doesn't like to learn about the sun, the planets, and space? Learn more about the planets in our solar system, the sun, constellations, and exploring space.

 

Mini 4-H Whales & Dolphins

Whales and dolphins are fun to learn about. They

explore our oceans...so let's explore them! Learn about popular types of whales and dolphins, the parts of the whale, whales songs and the learning dolphin.

 

Mini 4-H Wildlife Adventure

Do you ever wonder about the animals that live in the woods and open areas around your home or city? The world of wildlife beckons you! Learn about wild animals and birds that live around you.

 

 

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