Do you talk to friends? Take part in a school play? Write reports? Read books? If you do, you’re communicating! The world of communication impacts you every day. By participating in the 4-H Communication project, you will explore the exciting world of communication, and learn more about yourself and others.
- Learn written, oral, and visual communication skills
- Develop self-confidence through public presentations
- Practice self-expression and creativity
- Learn how to organize and present information
Ideas for Project Area Learning!
- Learn the basic parts of a speech
- Write a thank you note
- Use clothing to create a character
- Practice communicating with gestures
- Practice using technology with presentations
- Develop listening skills; observe and record listening types at your next meeting
- Prepare for an interview by practicing with your leader
- Present a persuasive speech
- Write a play; then assemble a cast, direct and present the play at a community event
Take It Further
- Write a short story or collection of poems. Make copies for your family and friends.
- Give a presentation or working exhibit at your club meeting and at your county communication event.
- Write thank you notes to a speaker or a donor to your club program.
- Organize making posters for display for national 4-H week.
- Record a radio ad or volunteer to be interviewed on a local radio station.
- Volunteer to read a book at library.
- Create and perform a puppet show for library.
- Teach a younger member how to give a presentation or prepare a working exhibit
- Create an electronic presentation about your 4-H club activities for members to use in community presentations.
- Write and direct a skit for a club Share The Fun act.
- Try out for a role in a school play or community theatre production.
- Write a letter to the editor about the value of 4-H for national 4-H week
- Create an improvisational comedy club/group
- Interested in a college education in the area of communication? Schedule a visit with Iowa State University’s College of Journalism.
Share What You Learn with Others!
- Volunteer to teach Clover Kids how to do a new skill
- Try out for a part in a local community theatre production
- Construct props for a school play
- Help another member prepare their working exhibit or presentation
- Volunteer to organize publicity for a community event
- Direct a school play
- Give an educational presentation, working exhibit, or extemporaneous speech
- Perform in Share The Fun
- Prepare an exhibit describing steps in preparing a speech
- Write and exhibit a collection of poems
- Make a poster for the 4-H Poster Communication exhibit class