The 4-H Cloverbud Program is a fun hands -on educational program specially designed for kids ages five through seven. 4-H Cloverbud members participate in learning activities that promote self confidence, healthy lifestyles, social skills, and just plain having fun.
The Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Program can help youngsters develop critical life skills, the basic premise of all 4-H youth programming. The Cloverbud program is an activity based program that is non-competitive. Cloverbud activities are based on sound child development principles and are developed in conjunction with Colorado State University Extension.
Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Activities
Cloverbud Fun Night – A March event, this evening is designed for kids to do their own projects while learning about 4-H. Older 4-H members come in and teach activities like cake decorating, rocketry, and many more that relate to projects.
Cloverbud Camp – scheduled in June, this event allows youngsters to engage in hands-on activities while interacting with others. A past theme was Red, White and Blue Camp. Kids got to learn how to fold an American flag, make patriotic crafts, and even did a community service project making gifts for veterans. Children leave with goodies and a smile!
Cloverbud Primary Fair – held the first Saturday of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, Cloverbuds enjoy their own fair activities. Past themes include Safari, Hawaiian Luau, and the Olympics. Always a popular event!
Cloverbud Interview Judging – After Cloverbud Primary Fair, members have a chance to take one item to Exhibit Day. Cloverbuds talk to a special Cloverbud judge friend about how they made their item. They are awarded a Cloverbud rosette ribbon and their entry is displayed during the Douglas County Fair.
Cloverbud Graduation – At the October Achievement Night recognition program Cloverbuds who will turn eight and be competitive 4-H members the next year, may participate in a 4-H graduation ceremony.
Contests – Although Cloverbuds cannot compete in contests, they are able to participate and gain the experience of talking with a judge. Participation contests include Creative Cooks, Cake Decorating, Demonstration and Speech Arts, Performing Arts, and Fashion Revue.
Join the 4-H Cloverbud Program
If you are interested in your children joining the Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Program, please visit call the Doughlas County Extension Office: 720-733-6940