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Who are Cloverbud 4-H’ers?

Our youngest 4-H’ers aren’t quite ready to participate in many of the project areas and/or activities that older children do such as caring for or showing animals, shooting sports activities, launching rockets or baking. But there is still plenty for them to do in 4-H, starting with fun! Cloverbuds is an exciting 4-H program for 5- to 7-year old children.

The emphasis is on participation, learning and teamwork, not competition. They might learn about nutrition while helping to prepare simple snacks, plant seeds and learn what to do to help them grow or decorate a cake to learn about elements of design and planning.

What do Cloverbuds do?

Cloverbuds are members in a 4-H club with a trained leader. Not all 4-H clubs have a Cloverbuds leader, so look for one that does. The youth participate in activities and special workshops and events throughout the year such as demonstrations, community service, and being a part of a team.

Cloverbuds focuses on curriculum that can be used at home or with a club.

Cloverbud Activities

Cloverbuds can participate in many 4-H activities. Activities include:

  • Participation in 4-H club
  • 4-H Fashion Revue
  • 4-H Carnival
  • Cat Show (stuffed cat only)
  • Demonstration/Speech with club or participate at county contest
  • Creative Cooks
  • Performing Arts
  • Cake Decorating
  • Cloverbud Camp
  • Larimer County Fair
  • Cloverbud Kits

Limitations of Cloverbuds

Activities for Cloverbuds are designed for youth ages 5-7. Cloverbud-aged children have limitations in what they can do physically, understand mentally, grasp emotionally, and how they interact socially. For this reason, special consideration is given to ensure emotional and physical safety. Activities that Cloverbuds do not participate in are:

  • Shooting sports
  • Raising animals
  • Baking
  • Launching rockets


  • Updated Information Coming Soon


Upcoming Workshops:

  • January 18th: Leathercraft, 5:30-6:30 pm, Extension Office
  • February 15th: Fun with Food, 5:30-6:30 pm, Extension Office
  • March 15th: Gardening, 2:00-4:00 pm, The Ranch
  • April 7th: Public Speaking for Cloverbuds, April 21st, 5:30-6:30 pm, The Ranch
  • Learn about and prepare for participating in the Public Presentation Contest!
  • May 28th: Nature Explorers, 10:00-11:00 am, Location TBD
  • June: Cloverbud Day Camp, More details to come!
  • July 13th: Laws of Motion: STEM Workshop, 5:30-7:00 pm, The Ranch

Registration is required here (link opens in a new tab).

Temporary Office Closure

Our office is closing at 2pm on January 19th due to weather and road conditions. We are opening at 9am on January 20th and are closely monitoring the weather.