Club Management 4-H Club Meeting Outline 4-H Club Program/Calendar Templates Parliamentary Procedure Help Sheet Troubleshooting 4-H Club Problems Club Finances Club Secretary Book Club Officer Guidelines Project Area Resources Record Keeping 4-H and 4-H Clover Name & Emblem Guidelines Volunteer Training Resources How to Enroll in 4hOnline as a Volunteer How to Access Volunteer Training in 4hOnline Iowa 4-H Volunteer Resources Webpage Risk Management Guidelines Risk Management Overview Video Risk Management Flow Chart Club Events Risk Management Checklist Guidelines for Planning 4-H Trips, Field Trips, & Club Tours COVID-19 Guidelines Social Media Guidelines Road Clean Up Guidelines Hayrack Ride Guidelines Cooking Over a Campfire Forms Iowa 4-H Program Incident/Injury Form (Fill out within 48 hours of incident) Request for Giving Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication at 4-H Event Form (English) Permiso para administrar medicamentos con o sin receta medica (Español) Iowa 4-H Risk Management Resources Club Meeting Activity Ideas/Plans This page contains activity plans and ideas for 4-H club meetings. If you need assistance finding or choosing an activity or locating supplies for an activity, contact the Muscatine County Extension & Outreach office. Building a Vibrant Club Activities The following activities are part of the "Building a Vibrant Club" meeting model. Club meetings are split into four parts: Welcome, Education, Recreation, and Business. Welcome Active Bingo Around the House Virtual Scavenger Hunt You Fit Right In Human Scavenger Hunt Education $15 Clothing Challenge Service Calendar Challenge Flag Etiquette National Blood Donor Month Environmental Fashion Simple Machine Trail Mix Parliamentary Procedure Packing for a Trip First Impressions 4-H Poetry See! You Did It! Presentations Ground Grain Riparian Forests Native Seed Collection Iowa Pizza Rocks! Sixty Second Speeches Judge This New Year? New Goals! Bird Call Mnemonics Community Leaders Panel Barnyard Math Horse's Vision What is Hippology? Circuit Roleplaying What is Horse Judging? Horse Quiz Bowl Positively Me! Goal Setting Squishy Circuits Innovative Design Presenting to an Exhibit Judge What is the Horse Wearing? Hydro Dipped Science Wildlife Trivia: Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion Wildlife Trivia: Urban Ecoregion Wildlife Trivia: Wetland Ecoregion Recreation Trash Collection Bingo Technology Trap Animal Game Show Horse Communication Horse Bingo Horse Facts Game Show Kindness Rocks Horse Nutrition Race Game of Bests Snaffle Bit Communication with a Horse Mindful Nature Hike Bingo Nature Mandalas Yoga for You Business Group Decision Making Models Listening Beads Using Committees Activities by Topic Below are activities organized by topic. Most of the activities are "On the Go" Lessons which were originally designed for members to complete at home, but can be easily adapted for a club meeting. Agriculture & Natural Resources Giant Pumpkin Story Don't Toss It, Grow It Seed Germination Necklace Cover Crop Monsters Watch Me Grow, Seed Dissection Mighty Soybeans Glowing Germs Prairie Investigators Bugs & Blades Watch Me Grow (Seed Dissection) Self Watering Planter Design Your Own Farm Garden Markers Gardening Activities Power of Plants Heartland Bees Pollinator Activities Garden in a Glove Bean in a Bottle Animal Science Bird Watching Biosecurity Charades Gelatin & Meat Protein Pet Treats Challenge Peanut Butter Bird Feeder Beef Cattle Nutrition Cow Stomach Moo-Del Food Systems AnimalU Veterinary Science: Stopping Sickness Average Daily Gain Leadership & Civic Engagement Chinese Hand Fans Eiffel Tower Artwork Cooperation Puzzle Part 1 | Cooperation Puzzle Part 2 Contact Conversations Part 1 | Contact Conversations Part 2 Flip Side Key Punch The Listening Game Test Drive Your Trust Pillows for the Homeless Parliamentary Procedure Trail Mix Financial Futures Activities Choose to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle Create Your Own Vision Board Human Pegboard 7-Up (A Problem Solving Activity) Communication & the Arts Draw String Bag Solar Art Cosmic Art Paper Bag Scrapbook Friendship Bracelets Wish Pillow Sew A Burlap Bag Decorative Window Cling Duct Tape Wallet Journal Making Summer Sidewalk Chalk Paint Nature Collage Suncatcher Painted Rock Bugs Nutcracker Costume Challenge Popsicle Stick Bracelet Planetary Poetry 4-H Communication Activities STEM Straw Rocket Moon to Mars Geodesic Dome Astronaut Lander Cardboard Moon Rover On Target In My Mind's Sky (Astronomy) Foaming Frosty Snowmen Make a Wind Vane Building Bridges Low Cost Robotic Hand Get in Gear! Pumpkin Volcanoes Nutcracker Mousetrap Challenge Code Your Communication Learn to Code: Collect the Clovers Game Galaxy Pinwheel Galaxy Montage Life Cycle of a Massive Star How Does the Internet Work? Thin Films Build a Moon Habitat Hurricane Mapping How Do Satellites Communicate Make a Mars Helicopter Film Canister Rocket Hearth Health Physics: Work & Power Engineering a Wind Turbine Healthy Living Food & Fitness Craze! Food & Fitness Craze 2! Make Your Own Butter & Whipped Cream Luau Bash Calm Jars Calming Glitter Jars 4-H Food Fun: Growing and Making Your Own Food Healthy Eating: Making Healthy Food Choices Cookie Science Emotional Wellness Activities Mental & Physical Health- Mental Health Matters Overcoming the Motivation Hurdle- Mental Health Matters Breathing to Cope with Anxiety- Mental Health Matters How Do I Ask for Help?- Mental Health Matters Healthy Relationships- Mental Health Matters Emotional Regulation- Mental Health Matters Loneliness- Mental Health Matters Dealing with Grief and Loss- Mental Health Matters Make Your Own Cheese Other Activity Collections Below are other activity collections that contain lots of activities that can be used at a club meeting. "Grab and Go" Activities (Ice breakers, time fillers, or brain breaks) Discover 4-H Project Area Activities Explore 4-H Project Area Activities (Texas A&M Extension) Ag in the Classroom Lessons AGsploration Animal Science Anywhere STEM Club Activities Get Movn' Activity Breaks USDA Forest Service Activities (Natural Resources Activities) Ready, Set, Serve! Service Learning Lessons for 4-H Meetings Helping Hands: Service Learning Projects Youth Service America Service Learning Project Ideas NDSU 4-H Recreation Games & Activities Pre-Meeting Activities Pheasants Forever Habitat Education Activities Animal Science Lesson Plans (Underneath Project Categories) Group-Building Ideas for 4-H Club & Group Meetings 4-H Ice Breakers & Get Acquainted Activities It's in the Bag: Team Builders for Any Group It's in the Backpack: On the Go Team Builders University of Idaho Extension Healthy Club Challenge Activities National 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide Two Truths and a Lie Ice Breaker Activity Programs The following are other activities and lessons that can be used in a 4-H club meeting. Most of these resources would work best as a series over several club meetings, doing one or two activities from the resource at each club meeting and continuing the next meeting. Individual, one-off activities can be taken from each resource also. Agriculture Every Day Plastics of the Future for a Green, Clean World Building Blocks of Leadership Clover Cookie Factory Communications Toolkit Financial Literacy Helping Hands: Service Learning Projects Virtual Meeting Resources Activity Ideas Member presentations. Encourage your members to give a presentation that they wouldn't have been able to at a normal meeting (e.g. barn tour, cooking demonstration, etc.) Enroll in 4hOnline Go online shopping together as a club or in virtual breakout rooms for an Adopt-A-Family or other holiday giving program Write letters to a local nursing home-- Katrina can connect you with Sunnybrook in Muscatine Scavenger hunt around the house—Have of common household items and see how quickly the kids can locate them. List items off one at a time. There are lots of list ideas out there, if you just Google “At Home Scavenger Hunt” but here a few I like... Around the House Virtual Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt Clues Virtual Scavenger Hunt Zoom Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Teachers Science Experiment: Can Kids Hear Things that Adults Can't? Virtual Field Trips “Chopped” Virtual Cooking challenge: Have everyone grab an ingredient from the kitchen without telling them anything else. Then, have everyone work together to come up with a dish/meal that could be made including all of the ingredients that were grabbed. Photography challenge: Have everyone go and take a picture(s) related to a topic Mini Extemporaneous Speech challenge: Give everyone a broad topic (e.g. Meat Goats) and give them 10-15 minutes to research to prepare a 3-5 minute speech about Meat Goats. Challenge everyone to be unique and present information that others won’t. 4-H at Home Lessons (more in-depth activities that will require members to have materials at home.) 4-H at Home Activity Guide Extension Resources 4-H at Home Hands On Activities for Kids Additional Information It is strongly encouraged to not record your meeting (for privacy purposes). Make sure there are at least two adults in attendance. Ask everyone to mute when not speaking. Encourage everyone to turn their video camera on. Sending out an agenda ahead of time can help make things move quicker and more smoothly (and a little less complicated to coordinate.) Plan for time at the beginning and end of the meeting for everyone to just catch up and talk to one another.