This activity guide provides a “treasure hunt” for youth to explore the joys of 4‑H on their own, by discovering their interests, potential 4‑H projects, and finding 4‑H where they live with the guidance of parents or other adult helpers. The “exploration” theme is meant to actively engage a child as he or she embarks on a personal journey to discover the exciting opportunities (treasures) available in 4‑H.
The Youth Guide is in a workbook format and includes activities for a child to complete with a project helper, such as a teacher, parent or club leader. A “map” accompanies each activity to guide the exploration. Each step is clearly identified with headings such as Start Here, Travel Log, Map it Out and X Marks the Spot. New terms are introduced and defined in the section labeled Compass Points.
This activity-packed group guide is designed for teachers, volunteer leaders and other educators. The activities help groups of youth explore the many treasures of 4‑H. Eight categories linked to national education standards.
A 120-page Group Activity Guide designed for teachers, volunteer leaders, and other educators, contains dozens of activities to help groups of youth, grades 2-4, explore the many treasures of 4‑H. Activities are grouped by eight curriculum categories linked to national education standards, with suggestions provided for continued study in related 4‑H projects.
Each activity is cross-referenced to a National Education Standard but may meet several others as well. Get more information about National Education Standards. This web site can also link you to academic standards specific to your state.