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4-H'ers in kindergarten through second grade participate in our age-appropriate Cloverbud programs.

What's a Cloverbud?

A Cloverbud is a 4-H member who is in kindergarten through second grade. Cloverbuds explore and learn by doing fun activities guided by adult volunteers. 

A young boy talking to a woman while a woman next to him holds his rabbit exhibit.

Cloverbud programs

  • Day camps
  • After-school programs
  • Activities hosted by a 4-H community club
  • Club, group or program specifically for Cloverbuds
  • County fair special activities

Cloverbud programs are age-appropriate

  • Fun, positive, activity-centered
  • Non-competitive
  • Emphasize cooperative learning
  • Safe for children and designed to manage risk
  • Focused on developing life skills through the experiential learning cycle:
    • Experience
    • Share
    • Process
    • Generalize 
    • Apply

For parents, guardians and mentors


For adult volunteers


Reviewed in 2022

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