The purpose of the Cloverbud program is to support the positive development of children in grades K-2 by providing experiences that can help them build self-esteem, creativity, explore the world around them and learn social skills. Cloverbuds is noncompetitive and recognition is given to everyone because children at this age have a hard time handling losing. Cloverbuds is activity centered and leader directed.
Marathon County Cloverbud Opportunities:
- Junior Camp (formerly Camp Susan) : an overnight camping experience for grades 1-45 at Camp Susan. Campers have fun participating in nature hikes, arts & crafts, recreation, and campfires!
- Cloverbud Explorer Day: coordinated by the 4-H summer interns. Youth spend the morning making crafts and playing games.
- Clothing Revue: Youth sew and model a garment for the fair. They get the experience of talking about what they did with a qualified judge.
- Foods Revue: Youth prepare a nutritious snack and display their snack for a judge. Cloverbuds learn about nutrition and how to prepare a snack by themselves.
- Pre-fair Music/Drama/Dance: Cloverbuds prepare and perform for a judge. Through this opportunity they gain confidence in performing in front of people and have the chance to try different forms of music, drama and/or dance.
- Cake Revue: Cloverbuds learn creativity and cake decorating skills and speak to a qualified judge about their experience.
- Cloverbud Record and Scrapbook (PDF 7,263 KB)
- Engineering Idea for Cloverbud Meetings (PDF, 17 KB)
- Graham Cracker Creation (PDF, 12 KB)
The Marathon County Extension Office can assist you in finding and utlizing Cloverbud Curriculum. The following link will provide you with an overview of the curriculum: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hcloverbuds/activity-plans/