- A Clover Kid is a child who is in Kindergarten (5 years old) through 2nd grade (8 years old).
- Clover kids will sign up on-line like the rest of the family, but there is no charge from the state for their enrollment.
- Clover Kids will attend regular 4-H club meetings just like other 4-H members. They are a part of your 4-H club in all club aspects, however, when it comes to county contests, they do not advance past the county level and they do not show animals.
Clover Kids are also not eligible to show at the Bell County Youth Fair. For this reason, we offer the Clover Kid Fair which is May 17, 2014. At the Clover Kid Fair they will be able to show off any of their FCS type projects that they have done throughout the year. Judges (recruits from the ranks of the older 4-H members) will ask the children about the projects that they have brought and there will be games, refreshments, and awards given out. Length of this event will depend on the number of Clover Kids that participate as well as the quantity of projects they bring to show off. Although we encourage parents and participants to stay for the entire event, some do drop the projects off for judging anonymously.
4-H Clover Kids Club
Bell County 4-H is happy to announce that starting this September we will be starting a 4-H Clover Kids Club. This group will be focused on the 5-8 years old (Kindergarten to 2nd grade) and preparing them for their adventure as a 4-H’er. See the programs and dates for each meeting below. Cost to be in the Clover Kids Club will be $20 but will cover all the materials for the year which include many take home projects! Parents are encouraged to attend with their children to each of the meetings but are not required to stay with them. Club Manager will be Dawn Brown and the Bell County 4-H Ambassadors and County Council Officers will be assisting each meeting to help with activities! The time of each meeting will be 2-4pm except for the Clover Kid Fair, Clover Kid Camp, and Summer Meetings which may change in times. The location is still being approved and we will have a definite location for you in the September newsletter and family handbook!
|Date||Program||Project Related to Activity|
|September 21st||4-H Basics- Pledges and Clovers||4-H Basics|
|October 19th||It’s My Plate- Food Challenge for Clovers||Food and Nutrition|
|November 16th||Pumpkin Palooza- Learn all about pumpkins!!||Food and Nutrition, Agriculture|
|December 21st||Christmas Party- Make fun crafts for family and play games!||Arts and Recreation|
|January 18th||Let’s Shop- Learn the ins and outs on how to be a better Shopper||Consumer Education|
|February 15th||My Favorite Outfit/Sewing for a cause- Wear your favorite outfit and model it off as well as make/sew something to donate and/or keep||Clothing and Textiles|
|March 22nd||Lights, Camera, Click!!!- learn about the basic techniques of photography||Photography|
|April 26th||4-Legged Friend- learn about companion animals especially Dogs||Companion Animals/Dog|
|May 17th||Clover Kid Fair||All Projects|
|June 21st||Let’s be Safe- Safety Fair for clover kids||Safety|
|July 22nd||Clover Kid Camp||All Projects- Recreation and Recordbooks included|
|August 1st||Clover Kid Recordbooks Due||All Projects|
Starting this September, Bell County 4-H is going to test your knowledge of the County 4-H Newsletter each month.
Members who are ages 5-8 (Kindergarten to 2nd grade), there will be 5 “Chris Clover’s” to look for. Write down where the 5 “Chris Clover’s” are hiding and turn in your answers at the next 4-H Clover Kids Club meeting.