Cloverbuds are 4-H members who have reached the age of 5 and are enrolled in Kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year. When a child is age 8 and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year, the child is eligible for regular 4-H membership.

Cloverbuds focus their attention on activity-based lessons and non-competitive activities. The 4-H Cloverbud program is designed as a nonformal approach to developing the confidence, social skills, decision making abilities, subject matter knowledge, and physical skills of Kindergarten through 2nd grade youth. Cloverbuds take part in a blend of activities and opportunities specially designed for their age level. Cloverbuds are not eligible for competitive events, residential camps and/or projects designed for regular 4-H members. Cloverbuds are not to hold club offices, but they are encouraged to participate in club meeting activities, such as leading the pledges.

4-H Advisors working with Cloverbuds are encouraged to utilize the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Program Manual - Series I and Series II.

Looking for some fun activites to do in your club with your Cloverbuds?

The Pickaway County Extension Office has the following Cloverbud kits that can be checked out:

  • Fitness is Fun
  • The Science of Sound
  • Our Country (Citizenship)
  • Food Fun

Cloverbud Connections Newsletter is a quarterly newsletter that provides a unique blend of education, activities, and fun.

Click it, Print it, Do it....Activity Pages - Great acitvites you can do with your Cloverbuds

Check out this video clip with Cheryl Goodrich the author of Moo-ving Milk!