Join MSU Extension for a day of training! Sessions will be offered on a variety of topics and will be hands-on and interactive.
Join MSU Extension’s Early Childhood Education staff for a one-hour online training opportunity held during nap time.
Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
Think you’re too young to be in 4-H?
Our youngest 4-H’ers aren’t quite ready to participate in many of the project areas and/or activities that their older brothers and sisters can, but there’s still plenty for them to do in 4-H, starting with fun!
The emphasis is on participation, learning and teamwork, not competition. They might learn about nutrition while helping to prepare simple snacks, plant seeds and learn what to do to help them grow, or help with animal grooming and feeding (with supervision).
Cloverbuds also provide opportunities for older youth to mentor and help a younger 4-H’er be successful, and start laying the groundwork for their future “career” as a 4-H member.
With Cloverbuds, safety comes first, and all of the activities are developmentally appropriate for this age group.
To learn about Cloverbud participation opportunities in your area, contact your closest MSU Extension office.
Michigan State University Extension Educator
PO Box 439
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- 4-H Virtual Farm
- Cloverbud Animal Record Book
- Kaleidoscope Overview Leader’s Guide (4H1459)
- Kaleidoscope: Just Outside the Door Member’s Packet (4H1461)
- Michigan 4-H Cloverbud Program Policy Information
- National 4-H Week Show Your 4-H Face Social Media Resources
- Service and Cloverbuds – A Great Fit