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Marais des Cygnes District


stick girl and boyThe overall purpose of the 4-H Cloverbuds program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional and physical maturation of five- and six- year olds by providing a unique educational opportunity.

Cloverbud Informational Brochure

Goals for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Self-understanding skils (Initiating independence and self-direction
  • Social skills (Getting along with others)
  • Decision-making skills (Making positive choices)
  • Learning skills (Learning to learn)
  • Mastering physical skills (Enjoying constructive and creative play)

Principles for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Fun
  • Activity focused
  • Noncompetitive
  • Group-centered learning
  • Positive
  • Success oriented

Cloverbud Resources

Cloverbud Policies

Kansas 4-H Cloverbud Guide

Kansas 4-H Cloverbud Tips for Parents & Children

KS 4-H Cloverbuds

4-H Clover for Cloverbud Induction Ceremony


Mound City -
1st Thursday of every month
Linn County 4-H Building

Paola -
2nd Thursday of every month
Paola Extension Office