Kids will explore new foods and adopt healthier eating habits with this week’s 4‑H at Home activities on food and nutrition! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.


Ice Cream in a Bag

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-12

Courtesy of Oklahoma State University

Enjoy a cool summer treat by learning how to make ice cream in a bag! Follow along with this video recipe to learn how to make it.

Ingredients needed: ½ cup milk, ½ tsp. vanilla, ½ cup heavy cream, ¼ cup sugar, 1 gallon Ziploc bag with ice and rock salt

Enjoy homemade ice cream!

Learn about Nutrition with Play Dough

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-2

Courtesy of Utah State University

In this activity, young kids will identify healthy foods alongside a classic children’s book and practice what they learned through a play dough-making and molding activity.

This activity is part of the Virtual 4‑H Camp Food & Nutrition Experience. Find more activities in Nutrition, STEM, and Arts & Crafts on Virtual 4‑H Camp.

Have fun with nutrition!

Soft Pretzels

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-12

Courtesy of University of Maine

Learn how to make tasty soft pretzels by following along with this video recipe!

Ingredients needed: 1 egg, 1 package dry active yeast, 1 ½ cup water, 1 cup whole grain flour, 3 cups white flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tbsp. sugar

Make your pretzels!

4‑H Fresh Chefs Cookbook & Cooking Demo with Carla Hall

What’s better than cooking at home? Making meals that are both inspired and easy to make. This collection of recipes from the 4‑H community hits those marks on every page. Featuring nearly 50 recipes from 4‑H’ers, supporters, and 4‑H alumni — including celebrity chef, author, and Tennessee 4‑H alumna Carla Hall — the Fresh Chefs digital cookbook includes healthy everyday recipes and celebratory dishes for youth and families to enjoy. Download the free digital cookbook and watch a cooking demo with Carla Hall to learn how to make her oven smothered chicken!

Learn to cook with Carla Hall!

4‑H Healthy Living Activity Guide

Download the free 4‑H Healthy Living Activity Guide to find 30 hands-on activities to help your kid live a healthy lifestyle!

Get access to the guide!


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