Iowa 4-H Cloverkids Toolbox

 

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DOCUMENTS

PAGES

Cover (PDF)

 

Table of Contents (PDF)

1-3

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION (PDF) - Section A

 

 

Welcome/Introduction to Clover Kids

A-1a-b

 

Philosophy and Guidelines

A-2a-e

 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT (PDF) – SectionB

 

 

Ages and Stages of Development

B-1

 

Appropriate Developmental Tasks

B-2

 

Meeting Developmental Needs

B-3a-b

 

Quality Group Management Strategies

B-4a-b

 

Inclusion of Children with Special Needs

B-5a-b

 

Redirecting Children's Behavior

B-6

 

Experiential Learning Teaching Strategies

B-7

 

Experiential Learning Simplified Model

B-8

 

Experiential Learning Expanded Model

B-9

 

Experiential Learning Model Graphic

B-10

 

Life Skills

B-11a-b

 

Cooperative Learning

B-12a-b

 

Using the Curriculum Instructional Materials

B-13

 

 

DEVELOPING POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
AND GROUP MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
(PDF) - Section C

 

 

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Positive Learning Environments

C-1a-ba

 

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Parent/Care Provider Involvement

C-2a-b

 

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Positive Guidance and Communication

C-3

 

Techniques of Guidance and Communication

C-4a-b

 

Do's and Don'ts of Communicating with Youth

C-5

 

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Group Management and Positive Discipline

C-6

 

Quality Group Management Strategies Including Children with Challenging Behaviors

C-7a-b

 

Group Management Practices that Support Children’s Positive Behavior

C-8a-b

 

Redirecting Children’s Behavior

C-9

 

Positive Discipline During the Gathering/Meeting

C-10

 

 

TOOLS FOR ORGANIZING CLOVER KIDS GROUPS (PDF) - Section D

 

 

Creating a Clover Kids Group Checklist

D-1

 

Clover Kids Activity Checklist

D-2

 

Clover Kids Meeting Agenda Template-Blank

D-3a-b

 

Clover Kids Sample Meeting Agenda

D-4a-d

 

Sample Introductory Letter to Parents

D-5a-b

 

Ways to Communicate with Parents

D-6

 

Sample Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet

D-7

 

Sample Clover Kids Sign-In/Sign-Out Sheet

D-8

 

 

FORMS - Section E

 

Group Member Enrollment Forms (PDF)

 

 

Clover Kids Enrollment Form

E-1

 

Medical Information/Release Form

E-2a-b

 

Field Trip Permission Form

E-3

Group Leader and Volunteer Forms (PDF)

 

 

Group Leader and Volunteer Enrollment Form

E-4

 

Group Leader and Volunteer Job Description

E-5

 

4-H Compliance Report

E-6

 

Leader's Training Log

E-7

 

Letter to Leader, RE: Evaluation/Survey

E-8

 

Child Survey

E-9

 

Parent Survey

E-10

 

RECRUITMENT – Section F

 

Children (PDF)

 

 

Sample 1 - "What is Clover Kids" Flier/Registration

F-1

 

Sample 2 - "Clover Kids 4-H Program" Flier/Registration

F-2

 

Sample 3 - "Clover Kids for Grades K-3" flier

F-3

 

Quick and Easy Activities for Promotional Booths

F-4

 

Balloon Rockets and Coloring Pages

F-5

 

Sample 4 Coloring Page

F-6

 

Suncatcher Stars, Fingertip Friends, Super Sounds

F-7

 

Fingerprint Pictures, 4-H bookmarks

F-8

 

Electrifying Art, Parfait

F-9

 

Gorp

F-10

Group Leaders and Volunteers (PDF)

 

 

Ideas for Recruiting More Volunteer Leaders

F-11

 

Page 1 -Volunteer Recruitment Brochure

F-12a

 

Page 2 - Volunteer Recruitment Brochure

F-12b

 

 

SAFETY (PDF) – Section G

 

 

ISU Extension Child Protection and Safety Policy

G-1

 

Volunteers for 4-H Programs Insurance, Claims,
and Liability Information for FY11

G-2

 

Medical Form and Insurance

G-3

 

Child Abuse Information

G-4a-b

 

Iowa 4-H Policy Regarding Clover Kids members Working with Animals

G-5

 

Clover Kids County Fair Participation Examples

 

 

4-H Volunteer Risk Management Checklist

G-a-b

 

 

RESOURCES

 

CURRICULUM (PDF) - Section H

 

 

Curriculum List and Other Resources

H-1a-c

 

 

FIELD TRIP AND CITIZENSHIP IDEAS (PDF) - Section I

 

 

Practical and Safety Issues:
Field Trips and Citizenship Activities

I-1a-b

 

Field Trip and Guest Speaker Ideas

I-2

 

Citizenship Ideas

I-3

 

 

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES (PDF) - Section J

 

 

Songs and Action Rhymes

 

 

Activities

 

 

Musical Pipe Chimes

 

 

All about 4-H Meeting/Play

 

 

4-H Scavenger Hunt

 

 

Web Site Resources

 

 

 

NUTRITION/SNACKS (PDF) - Section K

 

 

Nutrition Education Ideas

K-1

 

Nutrition Education Websites & Books

K-2

 

Snack List

K-3

 

Healthy Snack Ideas for Youth Children

K-4a-l

 

 

CRAFT RECIPES AND QUICK CREATIVE CRAFTS - Section L under development

 

 

Songs and Action Rhymes

 

 

Activities

 

 

 

NEWSLETTERS  (PDF) - Section M

 


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