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.

Cloverbud of the Day Coloring Contest - This year the Junior Fair Board is hosting a Cloverbud of the Day Coloring Contest.  All 4-H Cloverbuds are eligible to enter.  Simply complete this coloring sheet or pick one up at the Extension Office. Submit the completed sheet to the Extension Office by June 14.  The Junior Fair Board will randomly draw 5 coloring sheets. Those five winners will be assigned one day at the fair where they will be the Cloverbud of the Day.  They are asked to be at the fair on their day, attend the Cloverbud activity at 10:00 am, and will be introduced at a livestock show. Winners will be notified prior to fair and should attend the opening ceremonies on June 18 where they will be introduced and receive their Cloverbud of the Day sash.  

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 is a blog 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

Advisor Cloverbud Information Packet - This packet includes a list of Cloverbud resources, kits, links, and activities.

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



Check out these Cloverbud Activity Videos from our Pickaway County 4-H Facebook page.

Like our Ohio State - Pickaway County 4-H Facebook Page for more Cloverbud Activities.