4-H Clover Kids Experience Hands-On Learning

Abby making "Blobber" during Clover Kids

The Clay County 4-H Clover Kids program concluded its first session of hands-on science learning experiences this week.  Thirty-one children, grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, participated this first year in the afterschool program that was held on early out days through a partnership with the Spencer school district.

 

The overall purpose of the Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills through experiential learning.  This year’s sessions included “Play with Your Food”, “The Incredible Egg” and “Fizz, Bubble and Goo”.

 

“This was a program that really got the children involved in the activities that we were doing.” said Michele Hogrefe, of the Clay County Extension Office.  “Our whole goal was to create a positive, hands-on learning experience and we were able to do that.”

 

Plans are being made to expand the Clover Kids program in 2013-2014.  This 4-H positive youth development program is available at no charge to families thanks to support from the Clay County Extension Council and the Clay County 4-H Endowment.

 

K-3 aged youth are encouraged to participate in other summer 4-H activities such as the June 3 Exploratory Music workshop with Chad Elliott, or the new “Stuffed Animal Show” at the 2013 Clay County Fair. 

 

For more information on participating in or volunteering for ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H and Youth programs, please contact the ISU Extension Clay County office at 712-262-2264 or clay4h@iastate.edu.

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