Make gifts for the holidays! Join us as we have fun making various crafts, which may include woodsy fort/fairy houses, small stuffed animals, painted glassware and wood items, soaps and other toiletries and more.
AGES: 10+, max 8 kids
DATES: Thursdays, November 15, 29, December 6, 13, 3:45-5:30
LOCATION: Emeryville Senior Center
PROJECT FEE: $25 (covered by club)
Participants will learn about website publishing, and the technology behind the Emeryville 4-H website. Throughout the year, each participant will write articles about their 4-H projects and events, and work with project leaders to publish their articles on the Emeryville 4-H website. Participants will learn about the technology that makes the website work, including high-level internet concepts and basic HTML.
AGES: 6th grade and up, max 6 kids
Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plus Check-In’s at monthly club meeting
PROJECT FEE: $10 (covered by club)
NOTE: Participant must have access to a laptop or Chromebook.
- President calls the meeting to order at 5:32
- VP does pledge and handshake
- Youth Facilitator tells us the environmental tip
- President tells us about crayon collection
- VP talks about last meeting
- Secretary presents minutes from last meeting
- Treasurer presents treasurer report
- President announces egg raffle
- Adult leader talks about Small Animal Field Day and cake booth
- Member talks about Rising Stars
- 2 members talk about Presentation Day
- President talks about certified leaders
- VP talks about Temescal Picnic
- Handscript and Collage project presents
- Chicken and Eggs present
- Circuitry and Programing present
- Get into Houses and do activity with Hannah
- Then we tally points
- Talia closes the meeting at 7:04
“Does anybody want to make a motion to approve the minutes? Does anybody second that motion? All in favor of the minutes say AYE. All opposed say NAY.”
Come join fearless backpacking/hiking leaders in learning about how to plan for an outdoor mountain adventure. Then take your knowledge out with the 4-H group on a ~4 hour East Bay Regional Park excursion.
Mandatory Planning Meeting: Monday, April 9, 5:00-6:30pm at EBI
April 29: ~4 hour hike at Huckleberry Botanical Regional Preserve, 8:30am meet at EBI
Ages: 3rd – 9th grade, maximum 10 kids
Project Fee: $10 (covers snacks, lunch and transportation)
NOTE: 3-5 adults will be supervising the hike. All adults will transport kids from EBI to trailhead and back after the hike. All participants supply own backpack, water bottle and sports shoes.
Cooking at the Senior Center: In this project, students will have the opportunity to pick and create their own savory and sweet meal concoctions with recipes that they choose. Leading this will be professional cooking instructor and nutritionist Maria Acosta. Let’s get cooking!
Wednesdays, Feb 28, March 21, 28, April 25, May 2, 3:45-5:15
Ages: 8+, maximum 8 kids
Location: Emeryville Senior Center, 4321 Salem Street
Project Fee: $25 (includes snack and recipe ingredients)
Get acquainted with leathercraft! Learn how to cut cut a pattern into a piece of leather, use stamps to shade and decorate the leather, condition your leather and even add color. We’ll start with simple projects like coasters, but kids who enjoy it can move on to more complex projects.
Saturday, Jan 27: Field trip to Tandy Leather Store in Union City * — 12:15-3:30
Saturday, Feb 10: Field trip to Tandy Leather Store in Union City * — 12:15-3:30
Saturday, Mar 10: Finishing projects and learning about leather and leatherwork around the world at Project Leader’s house in Berkeley
Ages: 9+, max 5 kids
Project Fee: $10 or less. Students will have the option to purchase their own additional materials or tools, but at student/parent choice.
* We will be driving in one or two cars on Jan 27 and Feb 10 from a single location in Berkeley/Emeryville/Oakland. Planning to leave about 12:15pm, return to North Bay around 3:30p.
If you are interested in learning how to build and control electronic creations, this is the project for you! We will go over a variety of components (e.g. LEDs, motors, buzzers, switches, and potentiometers) and code using an IDE and microcontroller provided by Arduino, an open-source platform. We will use what we’ve learned to make several projects such as light-up cards, motorized contraptions, and more. All experience levels welcome.
Laptop required, Mac or PC, not Chromebooks (please let us know if this is an issue).
Saturdays: Feb 24, Mar 3, 17, 24, 31, 3:00-4:30
Ages: 4th grade and up, max 6 kids
Project Fee: $30
This project offers an introduction to free-hand cursive writing and elements of intricate collage technique. In the second half of the class, we will create art pieces using hand lettering and collage to make a beautiful decorated and framed quotation.
Thursdays: Feb 15, March 1, 8, 15, 3:45-5:30
Ages: 9+, minimum 4 kids, maximum 8 kids
Project Fee: $25 (includes materials and snack)
Help us care for the EBI chickens! Last Spring, we placed 5 chickens in the coop our club built at EBI (Escuela Bilingüe International). This Spring, we will help care for them and learn about lots of chicken and egg-related topics as we prepare a booth for Alameda County’s Small Animal Field Day. Our booth will showcase egg candlers that we will make, will provide information about what’s inside the egg and egg grading, and will include a game that will test kids’ knowledge of chicken facts.
Mondays, March 5 & 26, April 2 & 9, 3:30-5:00
Supply run to Rivertown Feed and Visit to SoMar Farms: Sunday, February 11
Egg collecting: daily sign-up sheet
Coop cleaning: March 24, May 26
Small Animal Field Day: Saturday, April 28, 12:00-4:00
Ages: 10+, max 8 kids
Project Fee: $20
Learn about the amazing healing powers of plants! We will go on a hike to forage for plants, and then use them in our second session to make lotions, salves or other mixtures.
Saturday, April 7, 12:30-3:30 (field trip) and Sunday, May 6, 11:00-2:00pm (at project leader’s workshop)
Ages: 9+, maximum 6 kids
Project Fee: $10-20 to cover supplies
Come and make piñatas with us! There will be (4) 2-hour sessions to learn how to design, construct and decorate your own piñata. We will read a story as a group and pick characters from the story to make them into piñatas. And we will try to exhibit our creations at the Alameda County Fair in June!
Dates: Thursday, March 22, April 12, 26, May 3, 3:30-5:00pm
Ages: 7+, 8 kids max
Location: Project Leader’s art studio or EBI
Project Fee: $15 for snacks and materials
In this project, kids will learn about the insects and creatures that help pollinate flowers, what pollination is and why it is important. Activities will focus on helping to attract pollinators by beautifying the garden beds surrounding the Playground at the City Slicker Farms West Oakland Farm Park.
Oct 28, 1:30-3:00: Pollinator intro, Butterflies, Scavenger Hunt and Sun Sheets
Nov 18, 2:00-3:30: Bulbs and Flowers (Paper-white Bulb Project)
Feb 24, 2:00-3:30: Garden Clean-up, begin weeding and planning what we will plant
March 24, 2:00-3:30: Begin to Plant and continue Clean up / we will also learn about other Pollinators
April 28, 2:00-3:30: Bees/Continue to Plant
May 26, 2:00-3:30: Project wrap up, children will each present (in a sentence or two) what they learned from the Project. Pot luck!
Location: West Oakland Farm Park
Project Fee: TBD
What does it take to design and build your own fitness tracker? In this national science day challenge, kids will use a basic three-step engineering design process to design, build and test wearable fitness trackers and adjust them depending on the results. Get ready to build your own fitbit-type device, test it, and collect data by jumping rope, hula hooping, dribbling a basketball or other activities that will vary your heart rate.
This activity has been developed for National 4-H Youth Science Day, an annual event that promotes hands-on STEM learning. Come explore wearable technology with us!
Date: Saturday, November 18
Ages: 9+, maximum 8 kids
Location: Project Leader’s House
Activity Fee: $7
Knit 1, purl 2! Join a veteran knitting instructor and others from the Emeryville Senior Center as they teach the basics of this ancient craft. Project participants will learn basic knitting stitches and how to cast on and off. They will likely make their own scarves or other simple project.
Thursdays, Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 3:45-5:00
Ages: 10+, 3-6 kids
Location: Emeryville Senior Center, 4321 Salem Street, Emeryville
Project Fee: $20
Gain important life skills! Learn how to treat minor injuries and how to identify more serious emergencies – including head injuries, allergic reactions, strokes, diabetic emergencies, burns and more!
Wednesdays, October 4 & 11, November 1, 8, 15 & 29, December 6 (or maybe one Saturday TBD), 3:30-5:30
Ages: 8+, minimum 4 kids
Location: EBI, San Pablo
Project Fee: TBD