Montana 4-H includes a special program for youth five to seven years old called Cloverbuds.
Youngsters in the Cloverbud project work with other children on selected 4-H activities
from a structured curriculum that is fun, hands-on and discovery-oriented. Youth of
this age group enroll ONLY in this project and all activities are non-competitive.
Youth can explore horse and other animal projects, but can’t enroll in them. Through
Cloverbuds, children can develop age-appropriate skills and abilities. Guidelines
for this project are different from those of the traditional 4-H program. The agent
and volunteer manual provide necessary information and guidelines for conducting a
New project books are available for Cloverbuds. Each 4-H Activity Book is designed to be used for 1 year. You can rotate through the books in the 3 years a member may be a Cloverbud. The Cloverbud Activity Book is designed to introduce Cloverbuds to many different 4-H areas. The
booklets provide activities in Animal Sciences/Animal Life, Expressive Arts, Family, Home, Health, Science and Natural Resources. The record
sheet is included in the project book.