K-12 / 4-H School Enrichment Activities

Meets CDOE Model Content Standards for Learning
Colorado State University Extension
4-H Youth Development

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Ag in the Classroom

Ag in the Classroom

  • Grades K – 8
  • Fun activities to learn more about agriculture , environment, natural resources
  • Various careers in agriculture
  • Nutrition concepts
  • Colorado Reader

(no cost)

Available in Arapahoe County

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Babysitting Basics Training Program

4-H Good Times with Children

  • Grades 5 and 6
  • 5 sessions
  • Learn about children and how they develop from infancy to nine years of age
  • Pre- and post- testing, end of the program evaluation
  • Monthly newsletter on caring for children and activities for young children

($25/participant)

Available in Eagle County

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Bicycle Adventures

Bicycle Adventures

  • Youth Curriculum ( Level I- 5-8 Years, Level II- 9-12 Years, Level III- 13-15 Years)
  • Leader’s Guide for Levels I-III,
  • Teaching important cycling skills to youth
  • Develop life skills through learning-by-doing
  • Personal safety, decision making, marketable skills, planning, organizing, mechanical science, leadership, public speaking, English composition
  • http://www.n4hccs.org/shop/products.asp?action=list&cat=6&subcat=32

($3.00/ student)

Available in the following Counties:
Archuleta
Douglas

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Character at Work

Character at Work

  • Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors in high school
  • Ethical decision making for the workplace
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Character

(Facilitator manual $30.00)

Available in the following Counties:
Adams
Alamosa
Broomfield
Delta
Elbert
Las Animas
Logan
Park
Weld

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Earth Gardens

Earth Gardens

  • Grades K – 6
  • Learning about plants and gardens
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Science
  • www.earthgardens.org

(no cost )

Available in the following Counties:
Adams
All Colorado Counties
Counties in other states

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Embryology

Embryology

  • Grades K-5
  • Learning about the development of life with eggs and chicks in three weeks
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Science

(cost of eggs plus deposit for incubator)

Available in the following Counties:
Arapahoe
Grand

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Entomology

Entomology

  • Grades 5 – 12
  • Insect life and relationship of insects to the health, wealth and happiness of people
  • Learn to recognize the major insect pests and beneficial insects common to the area
  • Understand the fundamentals of insect control
  • Learn about insecticides and their proper use
  • Learn the value of community projects and activities related to insect control
  • Explore careers related to entomology.
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Science

(no cost )

Available in the following Counties:
All Colorado Counties

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Financial Champions

Financial Champions

  • 7 th – 9 th grade
  • Money FUNdamentals Youth Guide and Money Moves Youth Guide
  • Helper’s Guide with group icebreakers, activities and meeting suggestions
  • Needs and wants, money personalities and values, goal-setting, communication, ways to use and save money, the benefits and drawbacks of credit, advertising influences, consumer decision making and how to select financial services.
  • Critical thinking, decision making, goal setting, communication
  • Web-based game to support concepts in curriculum
  • CDOE Model content Standards for Economics, Personal Finance, Consumer & Family Studies

( 3 booklets @ $3.50 each )

Available in the following Counties:
All Colorado Counties

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Food/ Baking

Baking

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Variety of products
  • How ingredients react
  • Importance of balanced diet
  • Different careers in baking

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

 

Cooking

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Fool preparation
  • Shopping skills
  • Food and kitchen safety
  • Cook an item for County Fair competition

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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GIS/GPS

GIS/GPS

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • How to use a GPS unit
  • Geocaching
  • Mapping using computer software

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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Gardening

Gardening

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Plan and map a home vegetable garden
  • Plant vegetables in containers
  • Compare and taste vegetables
  • Make compost from food waste

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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Horticulture

Horticulture

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Flowers, herbs, house plants, container gardening
  • Parts of plants
  • Make a dish garden to take home
  • Water experiments

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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International 4-H Youth Exchange

IFYE

  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Multi-media presentation by returning participant
  • Country guides for classroom use
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Geography, Civics

( No Cost )

Available in the following Counties:
All counties in Colorado

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Knitting

Heritage Arts

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Historical arts
  • Different knitting techniques
  • Complete and take home several items
  • Enter one completed item in the County Fair

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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Leathercraft

Leathercraft

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Use basic tools to create leather projects
  • Practice lacing, finishing and assembly
  • Keep records of costs and experiences
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($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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Literacy

Cloverbud Kits

  • Grades K – 2
  • Literacy, social, & cognitive skills
  • Fine & gross motor skills
  • 45+ lessons to choose among
  • Lesson in a box is a time saver for adults
  • Kits check out for one week

(No Cost)

Available in Larimer County

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Mini Greenhouse

Mini Greenhouse

  • 1 st through 5 th Graders
  • Teach students the importance of plants to people, what plants need to live, functions of plant parts
  • Programs include kits (base, top, 3 compressed peat wafers, 3 types of seeds) and teacher guides
  • Activities and demonstrations designed to last 45 minutes
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Science

($1.00 per kit/ Free teacher guide for every 20 students)

Available in the following Counties:
Adams
Arapahoe
Broomfield
Boulder
Douglas
Eagle
El Paso
Jefferson
Routt

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Mini-Society®

Mini-Society®

  • 8-12 Years
  • Experienced based system for teaching entrepreneurship, economics, citizenship
  • Incorporate language arts, math, government, law, ethics, cooperative learning
  • Teach how to keep a journal outlining successes and struggles while creating their society

(No Cost, but a trained facilitator is required)

Available in the following Counties:
Adams
Arapahoe
Archuleta
Broomfield
Delta
Douglas
La Plata
Logan
Morgan
Pueblo

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National Western Stock Show (NWSS)

National Western Stock Show

  • 2 nd and 4 th grades
  • Free admission to the NWSS through the School Tour Program if registered by November 15 th
  • Schools enrolled in the School Tours will have a “pre-visit” by a trained volunteer to explain what students will see, what to expect, people to talk to while at NWSS
  • On the day of the tour students attend Animal TRRACKs and tour the educational displays on the 3 rd floor
  • Teachers attend a post visit or submit student questions via email

(No Cost)

Available in the following Counties:
Adams
All counties in Colorado
Arapahoe
Broomfield
Boulder
Denver
Douglas
Jefferson

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Nutrition

4-H Foods & Nutrition

  • Elementary & middle schools
  • Learn to shop wisely and plan, prepare and serve meals that are nutritious and attractive
  • Food science & safety
  • Food management
  • 16 weeks

(No Cost)

Available in Montezuma County

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Nutrition and Wellness

4-H Foods & Nutrition

  • High School
  • Learn to shop wisely and plan, prepare and serve meals that are nutritious and attractive
  • Food science & safety
  • Food management

(No Cost)

Available in Montezuma County

 

Small Victories  

  • Grades 5- 12
  • Curriculum , props, & visual aids
  • 8 sessions
  • 15 – 60 minutes/session
  • Kits check out for one week

(No Cost)

Available in Larimer County

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Quilting

Heritage Arts

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Patchworking
  • Complete a project to take home and use
  • Enter quilt into competition at the County Fair

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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Sewing

Decorate your Duds

  • Grades 3 – 8
  • Basic sewing
  • Sewing machines provided
  • Apply your own creativity

($25.00 enrollment fee for first project)

Available in Archuleta County

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Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing

  • Youth curriculum (Level I- Grades 3-5, Level II- Grades 6-8, Level III- Grades 9-12)
  • Leader’s Guide
  • Teach fishing, make your own tackle, experience the world of aquatic ecology, explore the relationship between people, fish, and the environment
  • Decision making, communication, leadership
  • CDOE Model Content Standards for Science

($3.00/ student)

Available in Douglas County

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Talking with TJ

Talking with TJ

  • 4 th grade
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leader's manual, videos, games, activities, and handouts
  • Two-part educational program designed to teach youngsters social skills that allow them to deal effectively with others, especially their peers
  • http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/eol/erl/talkingwithtj.asp

(No Cost)

Available in the following Counties:
Adams
Broomfield
Jefferson
Larimer

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Theater

4-H Theatrical

  • Grades 4 – 8
  • 4-H CC S s Theater curriculum
  • Kids for Broadway
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Recreational

(No Cost)

Available in Larimer County

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Trees

Forestry

  • Grades K-6
  • Learn about forest resources and develop an understanding of forest management, use and development
  • Develop an appreciation for the many uses of our forest resources
  • Learn to identify forest trees and to recognize their relationship to other natural resources through field activities
  • Explore forestry-related careers, if interested

(no cost)

Available in Rio Blanco County

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Weeds

Weeds

  • Grades K - 6
  • Develop an ability to recognize and identify weeds
  • Understand the economic importance of weeds
  • Learn methods and materials for controlling weeds
  • Learn safety in connection with various weed control methods
  • Apply new knowledge about weeds scientifically to improve home, yard, farm, ranch or community
  • Learn principles of plant growth (plant science)
  • Conduct related scientific experiments
  • Learn to use the sciences of botany, agronomy, plant physiology, taxonomy, chemistry and others, and at the same time to explore related careers.

(no cost)

Available in Rio Blanco County

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Wild Over Work

Wild Over Work

  • Grades K-6
  • Skills and behaviors youth need to succeed in tomorrow's work world
  • Experiential activities in career exploration and skill development.
  • 130 page helper's guide contains background information for the helper as well as developmentally appropriate activities for youth
  • Work Around Me, Work in My Community, Work Around the World, and Work in My Future

(No Cost)

Available in Larimer County

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4-H Club in the Classroom

Classroom into 4-H Club

  • 5-18 Years
  • Utilize 4-H activities, awards, curriculum
  • Use 4-H County Fair exhibits and 4-H record books to reinforce classroom teaching, extra credit, special projects
  • Provide students the opportunity to participate in other 4-H activities that are available
  • Each student receives the newsletter “Clover Clippings” for information on upcoming activities

($15.00 per student for enrollment to 4-H Club in the Classroom. Average $2.50 per student for curriculum.)

Available in Douglas County

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4-H Project Enrichment Program

Various 4-H Projects : beef, cake decorating, ceramics, dairy goats, dog obedience, foods, miniature horse, sport fishing

  • All grades
  • Goals of projects vary
  • Safety emphasized
  • Activities are fun and educational

(No Cost)

Available in Montezuma County

 

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Last modified: Tue October 20 2015 04:23:02 PM