4-H School Enrichment Projects

The 4-H School Enrichment projects are designed to enhance classroom education with experience-based learning—the hallmark of the 4-H youth development program for decades. Classroom-ready projects teach life skills as well as specific subject matter.

4-H Food Preparation Grades 3–12
The series includes The Global Gourmet, Let’s Make Quick Breads, Star-Spangled Foods, and Yeast Breads on the Rise.

Adopt-a-Tree Grades 3–6
Students choose a tree to adopt and follow it through the seasons, learning the role trees play in our environment, basic forestry concepts, and vocabulary.

Adventures with Your Camera Grades 3–9
This two-skill-level project familiarizes youth with camera parts and functions and types of film and cameras. Teaches youth how to take photos of a variety of subjects, and howto utilize different angles and lighting.

Aerospace Adventures Grades K–12
Youth are taught the parts and functions of different types of aircraft and how to design, build, and launch bottle rockets. Careers in aerospace and aviation are discussed.

Babysitting Basics Grades 6–12
Youth are taught the business of babysitting, understanding children, dealing with emergencies, keeping children safe, and planning fun activities.

Catch the Bug Grades 3–8
This is an exploration of the science of entomology and the importance of insects in our lives.

Character Counts Grades 2–6
Here’s a life skills program designed to teach the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, and citizenship.

Cloverbuds Grades 3–6
Noncompetitive, age-appropriate activities are designed to teach children about life. A 4-H curriculum sampler covers nature, animals, art, music, the environment, food, fitness, and health.

Discovering Me Grades 5–8
Activities help adolescents better understand who they are and why they think and feel the way they do.

Electricity Grades 3–12
This four-level project uses hands-on activities to learn how electricity works.

Embryology Grades 3–8
This interactive life science activity uses avian eggs to demonstrate the stages of embryonic development.

Financial Champions Grades 6–8
The program focuses on personal financial management by emphasizing decision-making, goal setting, and needs vs. wants. The basics of budgeting are also included.

Generation Celebration Grades 3–12
This program provides accurate information about the aging process and an understanding of the full life cycle. Teaches youth how to develop healthy relationships with older adults and how to increase their sensitivity to the needs of others.

Health . . . It’s Your Choice Grades 3–12
Youth make healthy lifestyle choices around six wellness factors: physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and occupational.

Indoor Gardening Grades 5–12
Teaches youth the fundamentals of growing plants indoors and get hands-on practice with plant propagation.

Kids and Kash Grades 3–5
Teaches youth how to be smarter consumers by distinguishing between wants and needs, by comparison shopping, by registering complaints when necessary, and by reading warranties and guarantees.

Kids in Control Grades 6–9
Topics include personal safety, handling emergencies, and setting priorities.

Meet the Plants Grades 2–4
Hands-on lessons promote learning about plant parts, growth, propagation, and plant uses.

Microwave Magic Grades 3–12
Hands-on activities focus on using the microwave to prepare everything from snacks to complete meals.

Mini-Society Grades 3–7
Entrepreneurial and economic concepts are taught when students develop their own society and create a business.

On My Own and OK Grades 6–9
Teaches youth who spend time home alone safety skills and how to handle emergencies. Includes examples of activities for free time and a plan for nutritious snacks.

A Palette of Fun Curriculum Guide Grades K–6
Youth explore the elements and principles of design, including painting; drawing; sculpting; printmaking; sponge painting; stenciling; screen printing; quilting; weaving; making pottery, papier-mâché, and jewelry; working with fiber; and creating batik designs.

Pest Patrol
Grades 3–4
Discusses beneficial and harmful insects, pest-control methods, pesticide safety, how to avoid insect bites, and how to compost.

The Rent Event Grades 9–12
Covers the basics of renting: understanding the lease, selecting an appropriate place to live, finding and choosing a roommate, dealing with utilities, getting renter's insurance, and using a renter’s checklist.

Theatre Arts Adventure Grades 2–12
Uses acting, puppetry, and stagecraft to teach life skills, such as communication, decision-making, problem solving, planning and organizing, understanding diversity and oneself, and expressing oneself.

Tree Tops
Grades 2–5
Basic tree science focuses on ecological cycles, renewable resources, and the importance of forest conservation.

Trees + Me = Forestry
Grades 5–9
Provides an introduction to basic forest science, resources, succession, and conservation.

Water Lion Grades 3–6
Covers water conservation and related topics: Pennsylvania's watersheds, water resources, the water cycle, and properties of water.

Wildlife is All Around Us
Grades 3–6
An introduction to the major groups of wildlife, the animals’ basic needs, and where animals can be found.

Woodworking Grades 3–12
Teaches participants how to safely use wood, tools, and methods to complete a selected project.

Workforce Preparation
Grades 7–10
Covers essential skills for success in the workplace, including teamwork, communication, and making educational/career choices