Contact Us

Margo Turman
Program Coordinator - Stephenson County
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-599-3522
FAX: 815-232-9006

Jackie de Batista
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006

Stephenson County 4-H

Stephenson County 4-H

Cloverbud Information

General Cloverbud Information

4-H used to be just for your older brothers and sisters. But now, it's for you, too, with Cloverbuds! Just like older 4-Hers, you can decide which project you want to take. When you take a project you will do activities to help you learn more about what interests you. Cloverbuds have several projects to choose from.

The Cloverbud program is open to all children ages five to seven years old as of September 1 of the current 4-H year.

Throughout the 4-H year, there are many activities for the Cloverbuds, their leaders, and their parents.

Cloverbuds are eligible to participate in many local and county activities designed for 4-H members. Cloverbud members will exhibit their projects as part of the County Fair. Exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, but not premium money. Competition is not a factor for Cloverbud members. They are encouraged to enroll in only one project per year, especially their first year.

Cloverbud Project List

Aerospace - Paper Airplanes to Rockets
The project manual explains the basic concepts of flight including birds, planes, and rockets! There are also instructions for building an edible rocket.
Arts & Crafts
Creativity is encouraged in all of the activities available in this manual. There are lots of suggestions for making simple art projects to keep or give as gifts.
Caring for My Pet
Keep a checklist for caring for your special friend. Learn what is involved in being a caregiver for any animal. The project manual gives hints on how to keep them healthy so they live a long, happy life.
Caring for My Room
Your room will be the cleanest and coolest in the house after taking this project. Your manual will show you how to organize, decorate, and keep your room in top top shape.
Exploring Farm Animals
This project explores the world of agriculture and how it is related to everyday living. Find out where our food comes from and how to take care of the food producing animals.
Kids in the Kitchen
Learn the basic fundamentals of working in a kitchen. Lessons teach safety, how to measure ingredients and the project manual has recipes that are age-appropriate.
Be creative and use your imagination by using different-sized Lego blocks and accessories. Models are created from original designs without the help of kits.
Vegetable Gardening - See Them Sprout
Want to learn to grow tomatoes or cucumbers from seeds? This manual has everything you need to get started and tips to be a better vegetable gardener.
Watching My Flowers Grow
Learn how to grow a windowsill garden from seed. Take care of your seedlings, transplant them and watch them bloom in your garden. The project manual contains data sheets for keeping track of all your plants.