The purpose of the Cloverbud program is to support the positive development of children in grades K-2 by providing experiences that can help them build self-esteem, creativity, explore the world around them and learn social skills. Cloverbuds is noncompetitive and recognition is given to everyone because children at this age have a hard time handling losing. Cloverbuds is activity centered and leader directed.
Marathon County Cloverbud Opportunities:
- Junior Camp (formerly Camp Susan) : an overnight camping experience for grades K-4 at the Wausau School Forest. Campers have fun participating in nature hikes, arts & crafts, recreation, and campfire!
- Cloverbud Explorer Day: coordinated by the 4-H summer interns. Youth spend the morning making crafts and playing games.
- Clothing Revue: Youth sew and model a garment for the fair. They get the experience of talking about what they did with a qualified judge.
- Foods Revue: Youth prepare a nutritious snack and display their snack for a judge. Cloverbuds learn about nutrition and how to prepare a snack by themselves.
- Pre-fair Music/Drama/Dance: Cloverbuds prepare and perform for a judge. Through this opportunity they gain confidence in performing in front of people and have the chance to try different forms of music, drama and/or dance.
- Cake Revue: Cloverbuds learn creativity and cake decorating skills and speak to a qualified judge about their experience.
- Cloverbud Morning: These events, typically 1-2 hours, take place across Marathon County. During the meeting time, youth will participate in an activity, craft, and snack. You are required to sign up ahead of time. Next Cloverbud morning: 10-11:30 a.m. March 28, 2015. Sign up online or by calling 715-261-1230.
- Cloverbud Activity Book A (PDF, 1 MB) – Added 1/16/12
- Engineering Idea for Cloverbud Meetings (PDF, 17 KB)
- Building a Ski-Jump (PDF, 32 KB)
- Graham Cracker Creation (PDF, 12 KB)
The Marathon County Extension Office can order you the Cloverbud Curriculum. The following link will provide you with an overview of the curriculum: http://www.ohio4h.org/4-h-youth/cloverbuds