|Intro to 4-H for Cloverbuds|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||This project is for our youngest members called Cloverbuds, members age 5-8.
We’ll be using the 4-H iSprout curriculum and members will receive iSprout pins at the end of the project. The activities will center around the four main topics of Knowing Me, Knowing My Family, Knowing 4-H and Knowing My Community. Through this project, we hope to introduce Cloverbuds to some 4-H concepts, help them get to know one another, allow them to sample some hands-on project activities, and support them in doing a simple service activity to reinforce the value of helping our community.
There will be 7 in-person sessions, one per month. Locations vary.
|Estimated Project Fee||$40-60 for snacks, supplies, materials, iSprout pins. Project fee will vary based on sign-ups and attendance. Actual amounts will be tracked throughout the project and a request for project fee payment will be sent at the end of the project.|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||min 3, no max|
|Age Range||5-8 years old|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||All meetings on Sundays, 10:00-11:30; locations vary
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||We will build one bird house per kid. Depending on age and comfort with tools, the kids will either use only hand tools or possibly get to try out a chop saw. This is in person.|
|Project Fee||Estimate $30 ($25 for wood and supplies, $5 for snacks). Actual amount will be tallied after the project and fee payment request will be emailed to project members.|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||3 min/ 8 max|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||2 sessions: 11/18 & 11/19, 9am – 12pm|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||Cardboard Creations is an ode to recycled art, and the wonders that can occur when we repurpose objects otherwise headed for the garbage bin. Each session we will use cardboard, other recycled materials, washi tape, paint, fabrics, pom poms and other fun things to make wild and wonderful creations. Possible sessions: shoe box theaters with popsicle stick puppets, box towns, giant donuts and self-portraits.|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||3 – 6|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||After school on week days TBD|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||Come cook with us over Zoom! The whole family can get involved in this fun activity. Sessions may have a “cultural or special food” theme and some will be led by teen leaders. Ingredient lists and prep instructions will be sent out a week in advance. The leader may explain the significance of the savory or sweet food and will demonstrate how to make it, and we will all follow along and make it too. This will be a great way to expand your culinary repertoire and have fun!|
|Project Fee||none, participants buy their own ingredients|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||3 minimum, no max|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||Saturday, October 7, 2:00-3:30 (vegetarian fried rice)|
|Saturday, November 4, 4:00 to 5:00 pm (Alfredo sauce)|
|Sunday, December 10, 2023, 2-4pm|
|Saturday, January 13, 10:00 to 12:00pm (boeuf bourguignon)|
|Saturday, January 27, 4:00 to 5:30pm (Singapore curry noodles and a meat dish)|
|Sunday, February 25, 4:00 to 5:00 pm (Bolivian Sajta de Pollo)|
|Sunday, March 10, 2:00 to 4:00 pm|
|Sunday, April 14, 4:00 to 5:30pm (Vietnamese imperial rolls w/ vegetarian option)|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||The goal of this project is to learn, together, how to grow, can, and produce food for our own consumption. If there is more than we can eat, perhaps we find ways to sell it (but that is not the priority). And we will also learn about different ways to consume what we grow, for instance, how plants can be used for medicine, for ceremony and cultural uses, and as cover crops to improve soil quality.
The main goal is that kids learn where food is coming from and how we all are part of the ecosystem respecting and honoring mother earth.
NOTE: Part of this project may be conducted in Spanish, if all project members are bilingual. If not, project will be conducted in English (with maybe a bit of Spanish mixed in 🙂
More info can be found in this document, including background info on the project leaders: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11SbiuKxLU5JuQQZfrt-34UPhge3bkWY7fZctP0VyfZs/edit?usp=sharing
|Project Fee||$20-$30 per family (soil, seeds, tools)|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||min 3 / no max|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||see document linked above|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||Each participant will make a doll-shop/diorama of a fruit stand. We’ll paint our wooden figurine grocer and shop furniture, and we’ll make our produce out of polymer clay. Dress for a mess. Project is in Alameda (East side; address will be shared by email). Indoors, masks optional; we’ll have some snacks/lunch. If you are not vaccinated, please perform one home antigen test 48 hours before each get-together and a second one right before.|
|Project Fee||$20 // Please reach out if the fee is an issue, and we can work something out.|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||3 kids minimum / 8 kids maximum|
|Age Range||8 and up — Kids of Cloverbud age (5-7), please do not sign up for this project, as we will be bringing one just like it to a Cloverbud get-together this year. 🙂|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||Oct. 14 & 21 // 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sign up only if you can make both dates.|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||https://www.mochub.com/. (MOC = My Own Creation = custom Lego creations)
Creative expression using a modular interlocking block system (Legos). As a group, we will share and review Lego build ideas, share techniques and resources for builds, experiment and give feedback, and have fun! There is a possible field trip in December to a Lego show in San Jose.
Requirements: BYO Legos. Small amount of pieces will be available.
Lego donations welcome! Any donations not used on projects will be re-homed to future builders.
|Project Fee||Possible fee for field trip|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||3 minimum / 7 maximum|
|Age Range||9+ (if younger and very interested, let’s talk)|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||Session 1 – Zoom
Sept. 25, Monday 5.30-7 p.m.
– Introductions, Lego experience
– “Modular interlocking block system”
– Tools for evaluating a build (playability, compatibility, function, story telling)
– useful pieces/blocks/units
Session 2 — Project leader’s house
Session 3 — Project leader’s house
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||We will explore quilt design. Each participant will select fabrics to sew together into a quilt top. Participants may use hand or machine sewing. Machines will be available during the meeting for use. No sewing experience is required to join.|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||min 3 / max 8|
|Age Range||9 and up|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||Sat Sept 30 2-5 Sat Oct 7 10-1 Sat Nov 4 10-1 Sun Dec 3 10-1|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||Rabbits! We’ll cover all aspects of raising rabbits in a backyard, from simple care and feeding, to how rabbits can contribute to your homestead living experience: making the best fertilizer in the world (poop!), and how to process rabbits. Participants will work on a rabbit skin to go home with. We’ll process a rabbit and cook with it. We’ll also have a chance to cuddle with baby bunnies.|
|Project Fee||$10 for materials|
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||min 2 kids / max 7 kids|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||TBD (we will survey the interested families and come up with dates and times that work with the group)|
|Short Description (include whether this will be all online, all in-person, or a combo)||OPEN TO NEW PARTICIPANTS AND RETURNING PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
This project will be taught by a golf coach at a HS in SF and golf instructor with the PGA HOPE program, where he introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
This will be a great introduction to the wonderful sport of golf! Or if you already have some experience with it, feel free to sign up too.
We will be meeting at Metropolitan Golf Links, 10051 Doolittle Dr, Oakland, CA 94603.
Our sessions will be segmented into three parts with practice on the putting green, in the short game chipping area, and the golf driving range.
In addition, during one of our sessions, we may connect with some veterans in the PGE HOPE program.
|Minimum / Maximum Number of Kids||min 3 kids / max 8 kids|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Proposed Meeting Dates||Sunday, Oct 22, 2-4 pm
Sunday, Nov 12, 2-4 pm
Sunday, Dec 17, 2-4 pm
This is a county-wide project. It’s a great opportunity to meet 4-Her’s from other clubs and help create an event that will spread the 4-H love. Contact Barbara for more info.
This is a county-wide project available to members in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Please call Marnie for more info.