4-H Maker Nights in Rockingham County

Volunteer watching youth plan out a cardboard pinball game

We are excited to announce our new 4-H Maker Nights for the fall session! This fall we will be hosting a series of Maker nights to promote the 4-H Maker movement. What is a 4-H Maker? 

Makers are people who make and share things. Throughout history, humans have always made things, sometimes out of necessity and other times to satisfy the desire to create. The Maker movement is a response to our modern consumer-based society and encourages us to consume things but to make things as well. 4-H has always been about Making. We’ve made crafts for the fair, sewn dresses and fishing vests, built birdhouses, made halters for our cattle. 4-H Maker is a new effort to celebrate what we make and invite others to become Makers. 


4-H STEaMpunk Makers Night Winter 2019 

January 16, 2019, Join us for the STEaMpunk Invention challenge! Design and build a unique invention that will complete a simple task in an overly complicated way. You'll link together with simple machines and quirky uses of common items in a chain reaction that uses gears, levers, pulleys, rolling balls, falling dominoes and whatever else you can dream up!  Leaders and Coaches are invited to join us before the meeting from 5 - 6 with dinner included.  Inventors can join us from 6 -8 p.m. to begin inventing. See our events page for more information and to register 

January 24, 2019 – Quick I Need Bread! – Join us for a night of baking quick bread and learning the science behind quick bread and yeast bread. You’ll be ready to impress your family during the holiday season with your knowledge and tasty bread creations. 
Ages 8 - 14


4-H Makers Nights Fall 2018 

Our 4-H Makers Nights will be held at the Rockingham County 4-H Office @ 113 North Road in Brentwood, NH.

September 20th – Cardboard Pinball Machines – We will be learning some of the base construction, cutting and shaping concepts of working with cardboard to create your pinball machine. 
Ages 8 - 14

October 18th – Code Your Word – October is National 4-H Science month! This year 4-H has partnered with Google to create hands-on activities to bring coding to life through games and interactions. 
Ages 8 - 14

November 15th – Light It Up – We will be exploring circuits and lights. You will create your own light up creation using working with cardboard skills and old holiday lights.
Ages 8 - 14

Postponed January 24, 2019 December 13th – Quick I Need Bread! – Join us for a night of baking quick bread and learning the science behind quick bread and yeast bread. You’ll be ready to impress your family during the holiday season with your knowledge and tasty bread creations. 
Ages 8 - 14

You can sign up for one, two, or all of the 4-H Makers Nights! Join us for an evening of creating, inventing and fun!

4-H Makers Nights are made possible by funding provided by the State 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire.


Are you interested in starting a 4-H Maker group in your town? Contact the Rockingham County 4-H Office and learn how!


Other Resources

What is a 4-H Maker? – https://extension.unh.edu/blog/what-4-h-maker
Mousetrap Cars – https://extension.unh.edu/blog/building-mousetrap-cars-your-4-hers
SeaPerch – http://ccom.unh.edu/seaperch 
Instructables – https://www.instructables.com/ 

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Anna Boudreau
State Advisory Council Chair, Natural Resources Steward and NH Coverts Cooperator