4-H Clover Kids (Ages 5–7)

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The Nebraska 4-H Clover Kids program is designed specifically for youth ages 5–7*. The program offers a variety of educational and recreational experiences in a non-competitive environment. These opportunities are ideal for developing confidence, creativity, and competence during this stage of youth development. Lancaster County 4-H offers many opportunities for Clover Kids!

*Nebraska 4-H age is determined by the age of the youth as of January 1 of the current year.

Nebraska 4-H Clover Kids

For more information about Clover Kids in Lancaster County, contact Extension Associate Kristin Geisert at 402-441-7180 or kristin.geisert@unl.edu.

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Ways Clover Kids Can Participate

  • Join a new or existing 4-H club. Some clubs have all Clover Kids members ages 5–7. Some clubs have separate activities for Clover Kids and older youth.
  • Be an independent member. Learn at your own pace with your family.
  • Participate in 4-H activities such as Clover College and Super Fair.
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Clover Kids Projects

4-H emphasizes learning by doing. Projects can be completed during club meetings or independently. Any age-appropriate activity is encouraged. Parents and volunteers can utilize special skills or talents to mentor projects.

Project Books

Project & Activity Ideas

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Super Fair Activities

(See Fair Book for details)

4-H Clover Kids may exhibit non-competitively at the Lancaster County Super Fair in any combination of the following:

  • Speech & Public Service Announcement Contest (a Super Fair contest held before the fair).
  • Fashion Show (model/carry 1 item).
  • Static Exhibits (enter up to 5 items).
  • Show & Tell (visit with an adult about 1 static exhibit or small animal).
  • Animal Showmanship (most livestock shows and the rabbit specialty show include a 4-H Clover Kids Showmanship class).

All Clover Kids receive participation ribbons!

Lancaster County Clover Kids 4-H Club

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Youth ages 5–7 are invited to join the Lancaster County Clover Kids 4-H club, which helps families learn the ropes of the 4-H program. Clover Kids learn about a variety of 4-H projects using hands-on activities, as well as develop public speaking skills during a modified club meeting format.

The club meets once or twice a month, October through July, on Mondays, 6–7:15 p.m. at the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County conference rooms, 444 Cherrycreek Rd., Suite A, Lincoln, Nebraska.

At least one parent/grandparent must attend with their Clover Kid(s) and once a year, take a turn planning and leading the group activity. For more information, contact club leader Kristin Geisert at 402-441-7180 or kristin.geisert@unl.edu.

Sample meeting:

6:00 p.m. Members and parents arrive

6:15 p.m. Roll call/4-H pledge

6:30 p.m. Hands-on educational activity led by parents

7:00 p.m. Refreshments and social time

7:15 p.m. Dismiss

NO FEES to join Lancaster County 4-H!**

**Lancaster County 4-H is supported by the Lancaster County government and Nebraska Extension

Clover Kids club has helped my youngest bloom with the experience of public speaking and making new friends. Thank you!

Nicole, parent

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