Montana 4-H includes a special program for youth five to seven years old called Cloverbuds. Youngsters in the Cloverbud project work with other children on selected 4-H activities from a structured curriculum that is fun, hands-on and discovery-oriented. Youth of this age group enroll ONLY in this project and all activities are non-competitive. Youth can explore horse and other animal projects, but can’t enroll in them. Through Cloverbuds, children can develop age-appropriate skills and abilities. Guidelines for this project are different from those of the traditional 4-H program. The agent and volunteer manual provide necessary information and guidelines for conducting a Cloverbud program.
New project books are available for Cloverbuds. Each 4-H Activity Book is designed to be used for 1 year. You can rotate through the books in the 3 years a member may be a Cloverbud. The Cloverbud Activity Book is designed to introduce Cloverbuds to many different 4-H areas. The booklets provide activities in Animal Sciences/Animal Life, Expressive Arts, Family, Home, Health, Science and Natural Resources. The record sheet is included in the project book. Next year a Montana Supplement with more project ideas will be available.
M 4-H Cloverbud Activity Book A, 4HDL13
M 4-H Cloverbud Activity Book B, 4HDL14
M 4-H Cloverbud Activity Book C, 4HDL15
L Cloverbud Leader and Agents Guide, 5274