Do your children enjoy bugs, building Legos, collecting things, or making new items out of recycled items? Would you like to teach them how to cook and explore working with animals?
Are your children in kindergarten, first or second grade and are interested in learning more about exploring 4-H?
If you answered yes to just one of these questions, then the Exploring 4-H program is for you and your children.
The 2014 Exploring 4-H program starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Extension Office, 202 W. Main St., in Warsaw. Exploring 4-H is a fun way to get to know more about 4-H general projects and livestock projects. The goal of the mini 4-H program is to help young children build self-confidence, develop an inquiring mind, set goals and make decisions, relate to other people and develop a concern for the community.
Exploring 4-H provides skills through access to programs, development of projects, interaction with other 4-H and non-4-H youth and adult volunteer leadership. Exploring 4-H is a fun way to get to know 4-H projects and clubs.
Youth in grades K-2nd of the current 4-H year are encouraged to participate. Exploring 4-H projects being offered include: collections, arts and crafts, foods, recycling, bugs, Lego, photography and animal projects such as beef, cat, dairy calf feeder steer, dog, goat, horse and pony, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine.
There is still time to enroll in Exploring 4-H. If you are interested, join in on the first session at 10 a.m. March 15, at the Extension Office. There will be an information meeting for the parents and the explorers will learn more about collections and recycling. There is a $7 enrollment fee per Explorer due with their Exploring 4-H enrollment form and you can bring this with you to the first session.
If you have any questions about the Exploring 4-H program, please contact 574-372-2340. You can also find out more information by visiting www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/kosciusko and click on the 4-H page and then the Exploring 4-H tab.