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Cloverbuds enjoy fun, hands-on activities

By Lisa Scott
Special to The SUN

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott 4-H Cloverbuds are studying American Indians this year. Recently, they learned about the various habitats of numerous tribes and decorated and constructed a teepee.  In back, from left, are Cooper Ralston, Mariah Hill, Karsyn Shahan, Marie Smith, Eagle Ramirez, Danielle Roberts, Donovan Gallabota, Sam Jones, Blake Lanier, Logan Frady, Miles Baker, Finn Ralston and Jaden Tuggle-Reed. Kneeling in center, from left, are Payton Smith, Taylor Elliott, Dash Hart, Kynslie Limebrook, Gracelyn Kiker, Trey Garcia, Dharma Adams, Kylie Ketchum and Kierra Roberts. In front are Chance Hart, Tucker Jacobson, Owen Tully and Jacob Castaneda.

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott
4-H Cloverbuds are studying American Indians this year. Recently, they learned about the various habitats of numerous tribes and decorated and constructed a teepee.  In back, from left, are Cooper Ralston, Mariah Hill, Karsyn Shahan, Marie Smith, Eagle Ramirez, Danielle Roberts, Donovan Gallabota, Sam Jones, Blake Lanier, Logan Frady, Miles Baker, Finn Ralston and Jaden Tuggle-Reed. Kneeling in center, from left, are Payton Smith, Taylor Elliott, Dash Hart, Kynslie Limebrook, Gracelyn Kiker, Trey Garcia, Dharma Adams, Kylie Ketchum and Kierra Roberts. In front are Chance Hart, Tucker Jacobson, Owen Tully and Jacob Castaneda.

Cloverbuds is for any child ages 5, 6, or 7 who would like to start to explore the county’s 4-H program.

The group meets two Fridays per month from 1:45-3:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds in the upstairs meeting room. The leaders of the club are Becky Jacobson and Lisa Scott. The next meeting is Feb. 1.

“American Indians” 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, demonstrations from other areas of 4-H, 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, contact Becky Jacobson, 4-H coordinator, at the Extension Office at the county fairgrounds, or at 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 facts about the theme, build self-esteem through fun experiences, enhance their social skills and become more creative.

This story was posted on January 31, 2013.