4-H Cloverbuds

 The 4-H Cloverbud program includes age-appropriate activities for children who are at least five years old and in kindergarten through second grade. Children are involved in noncompetitive group activities, rather than individual projects. Children learn life skills which include getting along with others and feeling good about themselves. Visit the Ohio 4-H website for more information about Cloverbuds.

Cloverbud Activities

Cloverbuds meet as part of our community clubs and other special events throughout the summer. To find a club, contact the Muskingum County Extension Office at 740-454-0144. Clubs must submit membership enrollments by March 15 of each year.


Cloverbud Science Saturdays

Join us at the Extension Office for a fun, hands-on learning experience! Click HERE to register, link will become active on the 1st Monday of the month. Program is open to any youth in grades K-2, participants do not have to be enrolled in a Cloverbud Club.

Events canceled due to Covid 19. 


Cloverbud Day Camp

When: Friday, June 19, 2020

Where: Windy Ridge Jerseys, 9235 New Hope Road, Norwich

Who: Current Muskingum County 4-H Cloverbuds

Cost: TBA

Download the Camper Registration Packet

Registrations will be accepted beginning May 18. Registration is limited to the first 80 campers.

Cloverbud Camp Registrations are due to the Extension Office by May 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Registrations must be received by this date. This is not a postmark deadline.


Cloverbud Night with Junior Leaders

The Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leaders will be hosting Cloverbud Night on July 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Veteran’s Building on the Fairgrounds. 

More details will be posted as available!


4-H Cloverbuds at the Fair!

Show and Tell

Cloverbuds are invited to participate in Cloverbud Show and Tell on Sunday, August 16 at 1 p.m. at the Entertainment Tent at the Muskingum County Fair. Register by calling the Extension Office or e-mail Jamie (mcconnell.210@osu.edu) by August 1.

Cloverbuds can present on any topic of interest and use posters, displays or other props. Individual or team presentations are welcome.

Other Fair Events

Cloverbud Volunteer Resources

Ohio 4-H has several print and digital Cloverbud resources available to help volunteers plan activities for their club. Visit the Ohio 4-H For Cloverbud Leaders page for more information.

If you are a current Muskingum County 4-H Cloverbud volunteer and your club does not have The Big Book of 4-H Cloverbud Activities, Clover Cubes or Choose and Tell Cards, please contact the Extension Office. 

The Extension Office has several Cloverbud Kits that can be checked out by volunteers. Each kit contains several activities and a notebook full of curriculum and can be signed out one at a time.

Our Country – Cloverbuds will learn about our country and how to fold a flag, put together a floor puzzle of the United States, learn about the history of the 4-H flag, weave a 4-H flag, sing patriotic songs with a CD, learn fun facts about Ohio and enjoy a children’s book about America Is.

The Science of Sound – Cloverbuds will learn all about sound with sound experiments, participate in sound matching activities, play music on pipe chimes, color their way through a listening skills activity, play games, learn about Sounds All Around from a children’s book and have fun with sound clips on a CD. 

Food Fun – Cloverbuds will play food bingo, enjoy a music CD, read about Eating the Alphabet from a children’s book, experience healthy snack ideas and understand serving sizes using food models. 

Sports Fun – Cloverbuds will learn about different sporting activities, play Sports Bingo, read several books related to sports, learn about good sportsmanship, sing classic sporting songs such as Take me out to the Ballgame and create their own sports pennant.

Fitness is Fun - Get your Cloverbuds moving with Halfpint Skillastics, follow along to bean bag activities & coordination skills and read Get Up and Go!

Weather Fun This kit includes five weather-related science activities and all the materials needed to complete them. It also includes the book, Storm is Coming, which is a fun look at storms to help kids deal with any fear they may have. The kit also contains games, crafts, songs, and snack ideas.