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542 County Farm Road, Suite 206
Lysock View Complex
Montoursville, PA 17754-9621


Phone: 570-433-3040

Fax: 570-433-4331


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Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Family and Consumer Science

These are the Family and Consumer Science projects offered by Lycoming county 4-H

Kids $ Kash:

10-13 years old (before January 1)

A series of four issues designed to teach 10-13 year olds responsible consumer skills in a lively style which appeals to kids. The major areas covered in the series include:

  • How to decide which goods or service to buy

  • The process of making a consumer complaint

  • How advertising influences our purchases

  • Distinguishing between needs and wants

Financial Champions:

12-16 years old (before January 1)

In Book 1, Money Fun-damentals, members will examine their own thoughts about money with a personality quiz. They will discover money motivators in themselves and others. Other activities teach goal setting, the difference between needs and wants, communication skills and how to budget. In Book 2, Money Moves, members will learn about financial institutions, the pros and cons of credit and how to select financial services. Other topics include check writing, an overview of advertising, comparison shopping and judging possible financial choices.

Reading Makes Cents:

8-12 years old (before January 1)

Reading Makes Cents is a financial literacy and reading curriculum for children in grades 3-5, suited to afterschool or group learning. Members are introduced to seven financial themes or concepts that are introduced through featured books read aloud to the youth: history of money, managing money, earning money, spending money, saving money, sharing money, borrowing & Lending money.

Babysitting Beginnings:

11-14 years old (before January 1)

Babysitting is a very important job. Wherever there are families with young children, babysitters will be needed. This project will help 4-H members learn the skills they need to be a responsible sitter: problem-solving, keeping children safe and happy, talking to the parents and children, how to be better prepared as a parent, making career choices, and managing money and reaching goals. We recommend The Red Cross Babysitting Manual be purchased from the local Red Cross to support this project.

On My Own and Okay:

8-13 years old (before January 1)

This project is for school-age children who regularly spend time alone during the day without adult supervision. It is designed to help them develop competence and confidence about being on their own. On My Own consists of six lessons with topics including: expressing feelings, safety skills, daily routines, caring for siblings, using free time for leisure, and nutritious snacks. A guide for parents is included with this project. Also available in Spanish.

Let Me Do It - 4-H Guide to Decision Making:

9-18 years old (before January 1)

This project is designed to help 4-H members make better decisions, think about money, better buying, being responsible, and being consumers. Leaders will guide members through the decision making process and assess each member’s strengths.


Learn how fabrics are made and what is meant by the “grain” of the fabric. 4-H members will learn how to weave in two or more ways and how to use weaving tools.

Quilt Quest:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Youth learn the history of quilts, preservation of both old and new quilts, the documentation of quilts, using designs in other media for quilting such as glass, wood, or paper, photographing quilts, and using technology in quilting. This curriculum serves as the building block for everything you need to know about quilts!

Wardrobe Planning:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Member will be creative in analyzing fashion trends and personal activity-participation while preparing a wardrobe inventory.

Separates - Advanced:

16-18 years old (before January 1)

Advanced members will learn about fiber and fabric properties, common fashion styles, to reduce bulk and handle ease, nap and one-way designs, and stripe and plaid tips.

Knitty Gritty:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Members will explore the textile art of knitting by learning to cast on, bind off, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, rib, increase and decrease stitches, check gauge, make colorful stripes, pompon, tassel, and fringe. Techniques for folding and storing sweaters, and cleanliness will be learned while knitting 2 articles or one major project.


8-18 years old (before January 1)

Member will explore the textile art of crocheting by learning to select yarns and crochet hooks, read abbreviations, check gauge, make chain, make slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet while crocheting 2 articles or one major project.


8-18 years old (before January 1)

Separates are great! They can extend and add life to your new wardrobe. They may help you solve fitting problems, too, especially if you are not the same size from top to tow. Members will learn fiber and fabric, common fashion styles, how to reduce bulk, and nap and one way designs.


10-18 years old (before January 1)

Intermediate members will learn clipping and grading seams, gathering, making simple alterations, understitching, stay stitching and topstitching, facings, pressing and design details while making coordinating separates or a simple coordinated dress with facing.


10-18 years old (before January 1)

Intermediate members will learn techniques for working with new fabrics, advanced hand and machine skills, and updating and extending a wardrobe using accessories while making at least 3 different types of accessories.

Time-saving Sewing:

10-18 years old (before January 1)

Intermediate members will learn at least two time-saving sewing techniques while making a garment or home improvement item.

Sewing for Other Projects and People:

10-18 years old (before January 1)

If you are taking a project and need to make some accessories, this is the project for you. Make a banner for a club, make a tepee to go along with your Babysitting project. Maybe you want to make a dress for a friend. All this is covered in this project.

Create your own Projects:

10-18 years old (before January 1)

Intermediate members will set goals, plan and execute them while constructing their own textile science project.


16-18 years old (before January 1)

Advanced members will learn the tailoring skills of: rolled collar and lapel, bound buttonholes, welt pockets, shaping by steaming, setting in sleeves with shaped cap and shoulder pads, interfaced hems, vents, and interfacing applications while making a tailored garment.


16-18 years old (before January 1)

Advanced members will work with specialty fabric and more intricate designs while making a formalwear garment.

Design a Garment:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Member will learn design elements and principles, some of the skills of making trims, folds, tucks, darts, dying fabrics, painting, appliqué, embroidery, quilting, and other handwork, modifying patterns to create new garments or improve fit, and updating or recycling garments.

Clothing Shopping:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Members will be creative in learning about various methods of clothing shopping, qualities to consider, and various ways to reclaim or liquidate garments.


10-18 years old (before January 1)

Intermediate members will learn to sew with knit fabrics, select and lay out knit fabric, make knit seams and seam finishes, hem knits, apply ribbing and topstitch knits while making a simple knit garment.

Closet Connections:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Member will be creative in learning to organize a storage area, and practice decision-making.

Discovering Me!

10-13 years old (before January 1)

This is a learn-by-doing program for youth which allows them to discover more about themselves. It is primarily designed for youth ages 10-13 years, who are in the sometimes awkward stage of life involving early transition from childhood to adulthood. “Discovering Me” addresses the unique developmental characteristics of young adolescents, including rapid physical growth, developing sexual characteristics, developing sense of self, having friends and belonging, and reasoning abstractly.

Love it, Plan it, Do it

The entrepreneurship project allows youth to explore the world of business and how to develop new business opportunities for themselves and their community.

Sew Much Fun:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Beginning member will learn to use basic equipment, select pattern and fabric, follow pattern guide sheet, apply elastic, cord or trim, sew plain seams and hems, and press while sewing a simple item of clothing.

Sew Much More:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Beginning member will learn straight and curved stitching, backstitching, threading a machine, enlarging a pattern, and working with velcro, bias tape, fiberfill stuffing or terrycloth while sewing a textile item.

Stitch by Stitch:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

Beginning members will learn basic hand sewing, sewing buttons, repairing rips and tears, decorative stitching, overcasting seams and making hems while creating a sampler or item with decorative stitching.

Professor Popcorn:

10-13 years old (before January 1)

4-H members will learn the basics to working in the kitchen. Members will learn handwashing and food safety, variety, balance, and moderation for food, and the major food groups as well as nutrition information.

Star Spangled Foods:

12-14 years old (before January 1)

This intermediate project introduces members to some favorite American regional foods. Through this project, members learn customs and traditions that have influenced the foods we eat and the way we like them. Project book is designed for ages 12-14, but older members with limited knowledge of nutrition and food preparation may begin with this project.

Let's Bake Quick Breads:

11-13 years old (before January 1)

This is an intermediate project designed to promote quick breads as part of the healthy diet and lifestyle. Members will learn about quick breads and the principles of quick bread preparation. They will also learn about the nutritional role breads play in our diet, and how to use principles of nutrition to maintain good health, physical fitness, and attractive appearance. Information about food related careers is included.

Yeast Breads on the Rise:

14-18 years old (before January 1)

This is an advanced project designed to promote yeast breads as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. In this project members will learn the principles of yeast bread preparation, understand the nutritional role breads play in our diet, and learn to use principles of nutrition to maintain good health, physical fitness, and attractive appearance. This project can be taken for 2 years; the suggested recipes for the second year require more skill in shaping and preparing the breads.

Breads Around the World:

15-18 years old (before January 1)

Breads are so much a part of cultural heritage. Many are baked for holidays and celebrations. This advanced project is designed for members who have already learned how to make both quick and yeast breads. Typical recipes of different countries and cultures are included, but additional recipes may be sought.

Microwave Magic:

12-18 years old (before January 1)

Members will learn microwave cooking skills through exciting hands-on activities that focus on using the microwave to prepare everything from simple snacks to complete meals. The projects are designed around four major categories: techniques and equipment, healthy food selection, food preparation and meal time magic. Members complete at least 3 activities each year, from different Bite Categories. Within the 2-year project periods for Levels A and B and 3-year project periods for Levels C and D, members must complete at least 1 activity in each Bite.

Exploring the Food Business:

12-15 years old (before January 1)

Members will learn more about the food system that produces all of the food products we consume and think about the jobs that make the system run smoothly. May be completed over two or more years.

4-H Canning: Tomatoes and Fruits:

10-18 years old (before January 1)

Canning can be a safe and economical way to preserve quality food at home. If you don’t count your labor, canning homegrown food may save you half the cost of buying food at the grocery store. The canning of favorite and special products to be enjoyed by family and friends is a source of pride for many people. You will learn how to process fruit and tomatoes in the boiling water canner. USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, Guides 1-3 are needed references for completing the project.

4-H Food Preservation:

10-18 years old (before January 1)

Learn how to preserve food for future use, make jams and jellies, and can fruits and vegetables.

Exercising Character:

8-18 years old (before January 1)

This project is a series of activity-based lessons that teach teenagers and school-aged children how to develop and strengthen personal character. Members will exercise character for moral strength and stamina, for times when you will be tested. Members will learn to do the right thing and make ethical decisions.

Make it with Mixes:

8-12 years old (before January 1)

In this beginning level project members will learn how to compare price and nutrition values, locate “use by” dates on mix packages, read a simple recipe, measure ingredients, develop basic cooking skills, evaluate baking products, create and evaluate variations, make a master mix, set the table, recognize safety hazards, simplify cooking and dishwashing, give a demonstration, and complete a record of their work.

Global Gourmet:

14-18 years old (before January 1)

This advanced level project is designed as a one-time experience for members 14 years of age and older with 3 or more years of experience in the foods and nutrition area. Foods from Mexico, Africa, Japan, India, Italy, Germany, and Scandinavia are included. Members who complete this project and desire to learn more are encouraged to take a Self-Determined Project.


12-18 years old (before January 1)

This beginning level project is designed for youth 12 and older who have little or no experience with collectables. Younger youth may take the project under the guidance of an adult helper. This project may be repeated if a specialization is selected, new goals are set, and additional sources and activities are used to supplement the project book.

People, Work and Me:

8-10 year olds (before January 1)

This project introduces 4-H youth to the world of work, why people work, and what jobs people do.

Beyond the Grill:

13-18 years old (before January 1)

In this advanced food and nutrition project, members expand their grilling skills. Topics include properly packing a cooler, building and using an open fire, cooking with solar power, exploring lean meats and other proteins, and Dutch oven cooking – all the information and expertise needed to become a great outdoor chef..

Cooking up Fun!

9-12 Years old (before January 1)

This project provides youth ages 9 to 12 the opportunity to gain independent food skills. Leader facilitate the learning experience by engaging youth in planning the cooking sessions; creating conversation about food and the cooking process; and providing the time, space, and encouragement to master food skills.

Show Me Nutrition

Show Me Nutrition is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum that teaches youths from preschool through junior high how to have a healthy lifestyle. Several important health themes are taught in each grade level, such as nutrition, food safety, physical activity, media influence and body image, and the grade levels are designed for continuity. Age-appropriate content, activities and handouts make learning about healthy eating fun for students in all grade levels.

Jump into Food, Fun, and Fitness:

Ages 8-11 years old (as of January 1)

Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF) is a research-based curriculum that features eight “Kangaroo Jumps” or sessions that help kids ages 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5) learn the importance of nutrition, increased physical activity and food safety.

Jiff the Joey invites kids and teen volunteers to experience a fun way to a healthier lifestyle! Children will participate in fun new physical fitness and nutrition activities while they: increase strength, flexibility and endurance, taste new food, prepare tasty snacks, learn how to keep foods safe.

Pyramid of Snacks:

8-18 years old (as of January 1)

Snacking is part of the American lifestyle—whether at school, in the car, by the television, at a sports event, or in the movie theater. Carefully chosen, snacks can be an important part of your healthy eating plan. Snacks can supply nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, calcium, and fiber, without adding too much fat or too many calories. Studies show that many youth do not get enough iron, vitamin A, or vitamin C. That’s why snacking comes in handy. Good snacks can give kids these and other important nutrients.