4‑H Smart Cents Boredom Buster Activities

Recommended age: Grades 6-9

Courtesy of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska 4‑H

Activities sponsored by TD Ameritrade

Explore two financial literacy lessons from the 4‑H Smart Cents program! It includes the following Boredom Buster webinars:

  • Monday, April 27: I Really Need That: This activity will help youth think about and understand the difference between their needs and their wants and how they influence their final decision. Register here.
  • Wednesday, April 29: Let’s Get Smart: Being able to identify and write down SMART Goals is very important to financial success. This activity also helps youth to plan future goals in alignment with their needs and wants. Register here.

Create a Window Greenhouse

Recommended age: Grades 3-12

Courtesy of Purdue University, Indiana 4‑H

Learn how to create a window greenhouse using a clear glove or zipper bag to watch your seeds sprout!

Create your indoor garden

FLX 4‑H Learning Launchpad

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K – 12

Courtesy of Cornell University, New York 4‑H

Follow this Facebook page for daily videos of 4‑H projects and activities. You’ll find ideas such as an ongoing egg incubation project and community service challenge!

Get daily project ideas

Engineering Virtual Kids Camp

Recommended age: Grades 6-12

Courtesy of Iowa State University, Iowa 4‑H 

Follow along with daily activities that focus on an engineering topic and includes resources, video recommendations, and bedtime boredom buster thoughts.

Sign up for engineering lesson