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4-H Cloverbuds discover ‘Oceans and Seas’

By Lisa Scott
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott Members of the 4-H Cloverbuds gather for a photo Friday after learning about the five oceans in the world. Standing, from left, are Bella Adkisson, Duke Ketchum, Kylie Ketchum, Karsyn Shahan, Chance Ramirez, Eli Smith, Bobby Chubboy, Trey Garcia, Addison Fowler and Johnny Baker.  Kneeling are Gracelyn Kiker, Kynslie Limebrook, Jenna Jenkins, Sam Jones, Tucker Jacobson, Chance Hart, Carson Martin, Kaila Limebrook and Greta Chubboy.

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott
Members of the 4-H Cloverbuds gather for a photo Friday after learning about the five oceans in the world. Standing, from left, are Bella Adkisson, Duke Ketchum, Kylie Ketchum, Karsyn Shahan, Chance Ramirez, Eli Smith, Bobby Chubboy, Trey Garcia, Addison Fowler and Johnny Baker.  Kneeling are Gracelyn Kiker, Kynslie Limebrook, Jenna Jenkins, Sam Jones, Tucker Jacobson, Chance Hart, Carson Martin, Kaila Limebrook and Greta Chubboy.

Cloverbuds is for any child ages 5, 6, or 7 that would like to start to explore the county’s 4-H program. The group meets two Fridays per month from 2-3:30 p.m. at the 4-H building on the fairgrounds in the upstairs meeting room. The next meeting is Jan. 24. The leaders of the club are Becky Jacobson and Lisa Scott.

“Oceans and Seas” is the theme for the year and all of the activities and learning will be within this theme. Discovery and learning by doing is the goal for the time together and the sessions will be a mixture of crafts, learning games, activities, experiments and an individual creative recording in a 4-H record book.

The program is intended to be drop-off and parents/guardians are asked to sign up for a date to be a volunteer at one of the Cloverbud sessions and provide a snack that same day. Reminders are given for each meeting and, while attendance is not required, regular attendance is encouraged.

The cost is $40 for the year per individual with discounted pricing for siblings. This nominal fee will assist in covering costs for materials and supplies for the year. Scholarship assistance is available.

For more information or registration, please contact Becky Jacobson, 4-H coordinator, at the 4-H Extension Office at the county fairgrounds or by calling 264-5931.

The Cloverbud project will help its members enhance development and learning through fun, hands-on activities. It is a non-competitive, participatory program that introduces an overall theme for the year and encourages the children to learn by doing in order to build self-confidence, expand interests and encourage creativity. The program enables children to learn some real facts about the theme, build self-esteem through fun experiences, enhance their social skills and become more creative.

This story was posted on January 16, 2014.