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Cloverbuds is a program for boys and girls that encourages creativity, play and fun with friends! The 4-H Cloverbud program includes age-appropriate activities for children who are at least five years old and in kindergarten through second grade.


How To Join 4-H

Visit our How to Join 4-H Page to access our current club brochure to find a club that is a good fit for your family!

Cloverbud Activities:

Cloverbuds meet as part of our community clubs, during Cloverbud Day Camp each summer and at other special events and activities. Visit our How to Join 4-H page to find the most recent club listing.

Community Clubs:

Many Licking County 4-H clubs offer Cloverbud opportunities and activities.

Cloverbud Day Camp:

Join us each summer for a day camp where Cloverbud campers will enjoy games, stories, crafts and other activities supervised by adult volunteers and teen counselors. Registration information will be posted when available.

Cloverbud Advisor Resources:

If you are a volunteer interested in enriching your Cloverbud program or if you want to add Cloverbuds to your club, you'll find a variety of resources and links here. Parents and educators will also find these great activities to use at home or at school. 

Ohio has several new Cloverbud resources available for volunteer and educators. In Ohio they are available from your local Extension Office. Outside of Ohio the resources can be ordered from Click on 4-H then Cloverbuds

Cloverbud Kits:

A great teaching tool for 4-H volunteers! Borrow a kit that includes lessons, activities and supplies for your next Cloverbud meeting. All you add are the kids and fun! Available by contacting the Licking County Extension Office. Click here for a flyer describing each of the following kits:

  • Our Country 
  • The Science of Sound
  • Food Fun
  • Digging Those Dinosaurs
  • Weather Fun

More Cloverbud Activities:

Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections Newsletter:

This quarterly newsletter from the Ohio 4-H program offers tips, ideas and information for parents and advisors of Cloverbuds.

The newest edition of the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections Newsletter is now posted to the website:

Click on the following link to past newsletters:  Cloverbud Connections

Don’t forget about our Click it, Print it, Do it! webpage where you can find over 30 different activities that are ready to go for your next Cloverbud meeting