4-H Fun and Learning at Home
Keep your family happily busy with an array of fun and educational activities exploring the 4-H STEM / Makers pathway, all from the comfort of your home.
- Maker’s Minute: Cranky Contraptions. Build a fun kinetic (that is, moving) sculpture using simple materials you can find around the house.
- Make a Cardboard Box Camp Oven. Camping season is just around the corner. No need to rough it when you have a cardboard box oven!
- Creative Recycled Planter Project. Look around your house for any kind of container to recycle, upcycle, repurpose or reuse as a planter, the more creative the better.
- Maker's Minute: Mixed Planters. Use your imagination and a mixture of plants to create a unique combination in a container to add a spot of color to your deck, porch, or anywhere outside!
- Maker’s Minute: Playful Pencil Pals. With some creativity, just a little bit of glue, and some craft supplies, you can make a Playful Pencil Pal!
- Sew Your Own Lucky 4-H Clover in Minutes! This simple craft is a great way to add some charm to someone’s life. They come together in minutes and add a touch of 4-H to workspaces, social media posts, care packages, and much more. How many can you make?
- Bud Burst: Track the greening of your own backyard. Ever wonder when leaves will return in the spring? Ever notice which plants grow new leaves first? Be a backyard scientist and track the greening of your backyard this spring.
- "Quarantined-punk" Challenge. You may be familiar with our STEaMpunk challenges, but have you tried to do one throughout your ENTIRE HOUSE?
- STEaMpunk Chain Reaction Video Challenge. Here’s a fun activity that makes use of anything you can find around the house to build a chain reaction machine.
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More Resources for 4-H STEM & Makers
- CoderZ - an online robotics coding platform that helps youth learn coding skills, problem solving, computational thinking and other fundamental computer science skills in a fun, “gamified” environment
- Getting Over Cabin Fever with STEM/Makers Projects from the UNH Extension Blog
- The 4-H STEM Lab from 4-H.org
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