4-H Money — Handle with Care

Videotape facilitator guide with ideas on how to use the video “4H470, 4-H Money — Handle with Care” with two different audiences: the club treasurer and the 4-H club members. The following items are included in the guide: training for treasurers, record keeping, check writing and money handling procedures, examples of financial statements, invoices, receipts and […]

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Action! Making Videos & Movies

Project guide on storytelling, editing, planning, lighting, camera handling, making titles, recording sound, as well as showing and reviewing your production. 15 pages. Keywords- frames, film, screen direction, camera handling, camcorder Details Publication Number: IS401Category: Arts & CommunicationSub-Category: PhotographyType: GuideAudience: Youth Links Action! Making Videos & Movies

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Conducting a Bicycle Rodeo

Guidelines for planning and implementing a county 4-H bicycle rodeo to test the 4-H member’s bicycle driving skills, knowledge of traffic rules, ability to identify bicycle parts and their functions, and ability to diagnose mechanical and safety problems on a bicycle. (18 pages) Keywords-  maintenance, figure eight balance test, safety check scorecard, identification scorecard Details Publication Number: […]

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Crazy About Books Reading Circle

This guide includes suggestions for organizing a book discussion group and information about a variety of special projects and creative activities intended to nurture a love of reading in youth. This manual is a part of the Building Bridges Communications curriculum.  (PDF – 24 pages, 3,125 KB) Keywords- communication, how to lead a book discussion,  dictionary […]

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Creative Wordworking

Filled with fun ideas and suggestions for youth who enjoy writing, this manual includes tips for having fun with writing letters and poetry;  keeping journals and diaries; and other projects that encourage creativity and self-expression. ( This manual is part of the Building Bridges Communication curriculum. (PDF – 28 pages, 1,373 KB) Keywords- photographs, memories, email etiquette, […]

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Drawing & Painting

Member project guide on how to draw with pencil, chalk, crayon, pen and ink; blend and shade; draw from nature; make surface rubbings; paint with watercolor, poster paint, oil and acrylics; use the brush; mix colors; and mat and frame your art. (26 pages). Keywords – contour, human figures, pointillism, understanding or, two-dimensional art Details Publication Number: […]

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Enter the Clowns

Project guide on how to develop your own clown character, complete with makeup and costume. Study famous clown acts. Create your own clown props, including slapsticks, toys and musical instruments. (11 pages). Keywords – pantomime, mime, assessing yourself, type of clown acts, famous clown acts Details Publication Number: 4H265Category: Arts & CommunicationSub-Category: ClownsType: GuideAudience: Youth […]

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It’s All in the Family

This manual is full of things youth and their parents can do together, including games, exercises and special activities designed to help family members pay attention to one another and what it means to live in a family.  This manual is part of the 4-H Building Bridges Communication curriculum.(PDF – 28 pages, 889 KB) Keywords- […]

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Metal Enameling- Leader Guide

Leader’s guide for the metal enameling project, including project meeting ideas, tools, equipment, materials, facilities, expenses, resources, and safety issues. (12 pages.) Keywords- kiln, jewelry, evaluation, adhesive, filigree, furnace Details Publication Number: CIR009Category: Arts & CommunicationSub-Category: Metal EnamelingType: GuideAudience: Volunteer Links Metal Enameling

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Metal Enameling- Member Guide

Member guide on how to enamel earrings, pins, cuff links and other jewelry; attach fasteners; and create original designs and patterns. (15 pages.) Keywords- kiln, sgraffito technique, stencil technique, pen designs, glycerin designs Details Publication Number: 4H158Category: Arts & CommunicationSub-Category: Metal EnamelingType: GuideAudience: Youth Links Metal Enameling

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