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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Virtual 4-H Programs and Resources

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman Kern, 4-H Program Coordinator
360-370-7662 • sanjuan.4-h@wsu.edu

Virtual Resources

Taking Your Club Online

Great Websites & Apps to use for virtual club meeting activities

Ways to stay connected

4-H Skill Builders

4-H Facebook Live Streams

  • Texas 4-H Virtual Experience: @texas4h
  • LSU Ag Center Virtual Daily Recess & Clover Challenges: @LSUAgCenter
  • Virtual 4-H Art Camp for Teens (Mondays starting 3/23): Register at https://forms.gle/YWXpyG6SUtkvmSEv7

A Few More Fun Ideas

Inspire Kids To Do Activity Guide: https://4-h.org/about/inspire-kids-to-do/

Possible 4-H Activities at a Distance:

  • Practice Public Presentations & Demonstrations
  • Independent Community Service Projects
  • Letter Writing (to nursing homes, doctors, grocery store…)
  • Exhibit Hall Arts & Crafts
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Practice Judging/ Oral & Written Reasons
  • Hold a Book Club

 

S.M.A.R.T Goals

The Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development

Belonging –Help show others that you miss them and find ways to connect.

  • Zoom call to check in and hear about everyone’s projects or plans.
  • Start a group Facebook chat, SLACK room, or Google Hangouts. (Remember to practice safety online and ask parental permission.)

Send snail mail!

Mastery –Time out of school can be used to learn or build upon skills and interests.  Check out https://extension.wsu.edu/king/learning-links-4-h-and-more/

  • Think Hands-On!
  • Take Virtual Tours

Master skills to help with stress management like deep breathing, stretching exercises, dance to their favorite music, or take a short walk outside.

Independence –Help youth set their own goals for the next 6 weeks and build support for them to work toward those goals.

Here’s a resource on helping youth set S.M.A.R.T. Goals https://4-h.org/about/blog/goal-setting-for-the-new-year-ask-a-4-h-member/

Generosity –4-H Members already practice caring for their communities.  Talk about the importance of social distancing as a way that we think about protecting those more vulnerable than ourselves.   Look at practicing good hygiene as a way to care for others.  Write letters to those in Senior Care Facilities or Community Living Facilities like New Hope Farms.