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PROJECTS

What is a project?

  • 4-H members participate in projects where they are asked to accomplish a task, i.e., make something, develop a skill, raise and/or train an animal, etc. There are numerous projects available to 4-H members, including; foods, clothing, public speaking, models, aerospace, wood science, livestock, health, gardening, and photography.

  • 4-H members begin by exploring their interests. They may select one or more projects. 4-H projects are age-appropriate.

 

Are there age requirements for projects?

  • Yes. 4-H projects are age-appropriate. Please see handout with projects or ask a General Leader.

 

How many projects can I take?

  • Under 3rd Grade = Cloverbud

  • 3rd grade = up to 2 (two) projects

  • After 3rd grade = up to 8 (eight) projects are recommended as more can be difficult to manage

 

County project/club project

  • Some projects have leaders from our club that will guide.

  • Some projects have both club and county meetings.

  • Some projects are only county projects.

  • Please note there may be additional fees with some projects.

Tucker 4-H Most Popular Projects:

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Basketry

  • Rabbits

  • Photography

  • Woodworking

Learn more about projects offered by County Leaders!
Projects Lead by Tucker Leaders

Don't see the project listed below? Check the list above to see if the County has a leader for that project.

Members may need to take the project self-directed.

Learn more about being a project leader with Tucker 4-H Club!
Listing of Projects offered in Tucker & Racine County 4-H 

Tucker 4-H Cloverbud Project (K-2)

What is Cloverbuds?

Cloverbuds is the project children in grades K-2 may enter when they join Racine County 4-H. 

In Cloverbuds, children will get to:

  • experience the joy of learning

  • develop positive relationships with other youth of all ages in our club and at county events

  • explore project possibilities in 4-H 

When are the meetings?

Meetings usually start in November or December. We begin the year meeting at 6:30 before the Tucker general meetings (2nd Monday of the month).

What is involved?

At our meetings, the children will be introduced to some of the future projects youth in 4-H can be involved with, i.e. woodworking, painting, arts, basketry, gardening, cooking, etc. At each meeting, we try to make an item that the children could enter in the fair.

Is there a cost?

There is a one-time supply fee of $20 to cover the cost of supplies as most of the supplies are provided by the leader.  For some meetings, you may be asked to send your child with a particular item needed for a project such as a glass jar, tin can, or t-shirt. 

County Activities:

Racine County 4-H organizes events for Cloverbuds from throughout the county. They are led by older 4-H youth from the county. It is an opportunity for children from different 4-H clubs to meet and interact.

Cloverbud Fun Day- Usually held in the spring for about 3 hours

Day Camp- Usually held in the summer at the fairgrounds for about 6 hours.

Tucker 4-H Arts Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

These will be held in the Spring and finish by the end of the school year.  We will try to choose dates that work for the majority of families and make special arrangements for those with schedule conflicts so they can complete their work.

Learn/Make

At our meetings, the children will be introduced to some of the future projects youth in 4-H can be involved with, i.e. woodworking, painting, arts, basketry, gardening, cooking, etc. At each meeting, we try to make an item that the children could enter in the fair.

Supplies/cost:

Each participant will have to supply their own craft materials which can be done for approximately $20-50.  Lists of supplies will be e-mailed to families.

Tucker 4-H Basketry Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

Tuesday evenings, typically late spring. We will have about 8 meetings.

Learn/Make:

  • 1st yr member will make 3 projects for Fair.  

  • 2nd yr member will make a Mellon basket and possibly up to 3 projects.  

  • 3rd year members will make an egg basket and possibly up to 3 total projects.  

  • 4 years or more members will make more difficult projects.

Supplies/cost:

This will range from $20-?  Depends on the supplies that members use (purchased from Ruth).

Tucker 4-H Cake Decorating Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

These will be held starting in the Winter and finishing by the end of the school year.  We will try to choose dates that work for the majority of families and make special arrangements for those with schedule conflicts so they can complete their work.

Learn/Make:

First-year participants will make a single-layer cake and decorate it for the Fair.  

We will work on skills such as following a recipe, kitchen safety, baking, making frosting, frosting techniques, and cookie decorating.  Experienced bakers/decorators will practice cake building and advance piping techniques.  They may also use fondant.

Supplies/cost:

Each participant will be asked to contribute $20 for supplies.

Tucker 4-H Electrical Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

We will try to choose dates that work for the majority of families.

Learn/Make:

The electrical project will introduce the basics of electricity, different types of circuits, and general safety precautions.  Depending on the age and ability of the 4H member, possible projects may include posters of general circuits, simple or complex battery-operated circuits, small button or switch-operated lighting samples, circuit connection matching game, etc.

Supplies/cost:

TBD. Recommended basic electrical supplies are listed in the 4H curriculum guide. New members will follow the first book in the series to learn the basics and allow participants to gather starter tools and equipment.  Materials for the first handful of activities have been gathered in advance so that we can get started and work through identifying items each participant has and needs (so no materials needed before our 1st meeting). 

Tucker 4-H Knitting/Crochet Projects (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

These two projects will both meet at the same time.  We will meet every Saturday from 2-3 pm starting in January until mid-July.  Members do not have to attend meetings every Saturday, but only as many as they can fit into their schedules.

Location:

These two projects will both meet at the same time.  We will meet every Saturday from 2-3pm starting in January until mid-July.  Members do not have to attend meetings every Saturday, but only as many as they can fit into their schedules.

Learn/Make:

First-year members will make a hat or scarf for knitting and for crocheting a basket, bag, or headband. Second-year knitting project members can choose their own project or have guidance in selecting one appropriate for their ability level.

Supplies/cost:

Supplies needed are yarn, either knitting needles or a crochet hook, a ruler, and a plastic yarn/tapestry needle which may cost about $15-20 in total.

Tucker 4-H Sewing Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

We'll meet beginning in the new year and we'll figure out meeting times based on everyone's schedules.

Learn/Make:

I'll help you select a sewing project based on your previous experience...brand new sewists are always welcome!  The club has a sewing machine that can be loaned out for use.  

Supplies/cost:

Variable

Tucker 4-H Quilting Project (age 11 and up)

Meetings:

Regular meetings are held Saturday mornings 9:00 – noon, January through July.  Exact meeting dates provided at a later date.  

An adult must be present at each meeting to assist with the safe use of the sharp cutting tools and help with any homework assignments.  

Minimum Age: 11

Learn/Make:

Come and join in the fun of making your very own quilt!

Supplies/cost:

Members must bring to all meetings: sewing machine and manual (and know how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin), sewing supplies such as small sharp scissors and quilting straight pins, basic quilting rotary cutting equipment (which includes cutting mat 18” x 24” (min size), quilting ruler 6” or 6 ½” x 24”, 45mm rotary cutter, thread and fabric for your project.

Tucker 4-H LEGO Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

We will start meeting after the New Year and continue into the Spring until everyone has completed their Fair projects. Meeting days and times will be determined after we have polled project members about their availability.

Learn/Make:

We will learn to follow Lego set building instructions, we will create builds of our own and we may have build challenges!  You will choose your set that you want to build for the Fair.

Supplies/cost:

Most of the Legos we use will be purchased on your own after consultation about what is appropriate for each member based on their experience. Reasonably priced Legos can be purchased from $10 and large sets can cost up to $75 or more.  Remember you have to transport your creation to meetings and the Fair so you may not want to go too big!

Tucker 4-H Jewelry Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

There will be 4-6 Jewelry meetings.  We will try to have one or two late fall and then a few in the late spring/early summer. This will give time between for members to work on projects and bring questions to the next meetings

Learn/Make:

First year participants will start by making a leather, bead and button bracelet that will be a $5 kit and then learn more about materials to purchase. Returning members can bring their own projects and ideas. 

Supplies/cost:

Each participant will have to supply their own craft materials which can be done for approximately $20-50. 

Tucker 4-H Natural Sciences Project (3rd grade and up)

Meetings:

There will be 3 to 4 project meetings depending on the project chosen.   We will try to have one or two late fall and then 2 or 3 late spring/early summer depending on the project chosen.

Learn/Make:

We will chose a project in the Natural Sciences category from the following list:  Backpacking & Hiking, Bicycling – Environmental Education, Birds, Camping, Canoeing, Conservation, Entomology (Insects), Exploring Your Environment, Forestry (WHEP), Geology, Nature and Ecology, Wildlife and Hunting, or Wildlife Habitat.  Depending on the project chosen, we will do 1 or 2 field trips, then have 2 to 3 meetings to make a collection, poster, or other entry for the county fair.

Supplies/cost:

Each participant may need to supply some materials needed for creating their fair entry.

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