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4-H Club Leader Resources

Whether you’re a veteran leader, or just starting out, this page includes resources to help with your 4-H club. There are links to forms and educational materials as well as ideas that will help you lead fun and effective club meetings.

Dealing with Covid restrictions? This page will walk you through the basics of holding a virtual meeting using Zoom software as well as games and team building activities.

Fundraising

Forms and Ideas

FORMS

4-H Club Fundraising Worksheet

4-H Club Fundraising Guidelines

4-H Fundraising Proposal

IDEAS

Roadside Clean-up

Candy Bar Sale

Host a Direct Sale Party (Pampered Chef, Sensory, Origami Owl, Yankee Candle)

Partner with a Local Restaurant

Virtual Meeting Lesson Plans

Animal U – Prepared education videos and lessons on a variety of animal species https://www.extension.iastate.edu/animalu/

Bingo – Either make your own card or go to https://myfreebingocards.com/virtual-bingo

Kahoot – Interactive game using your phone or computer https://kahoot.com/

Trivia – Start asking questions. Have each person send their answer in the Zoom chat at the same time. Make up your own questions or go to https://www.randomtriviagenerator.com/

Jeopardy – https://jeopardylabs.com/  This site has free jeopardy boards on a variety of topics already on their site. You can also use their template to create your own Jeopardy Game on any topic. 

Quiziz – lets you create an interactive quiz or search for one already made. Pre-made quizzes on almost any topic you would want. https://quizizz.com/

NJ 4-H Animal Resource Science Blog – Great resource to strengthen youth understanding of Animal Science. https://4hanimalscience.rutgers.edu/

National 4-H Inspire Kids to Do Activity Guide   – Download the National 4-H Activity Guide for fun and educational activities. https://4-h.org/about/4-h-at-home

Rutgers NJAES STEM Blog  – Check out this new blog full of STEM information, activities, and resources. https://4hset.rutgers.edu/stem-blog/

4-H Learning at Home with Iowa 4-H  – Vast resource covering many project areas for online resources! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/4h-at-home-learning-resources

 

Fun Games and Activities to Play on Zoom

Fun Games and Activities to Play on Zoom

  1. Scavenger Hunt – this can include “things” (eg – a old picture not from the phone), to acting out something (eg: act out a washing machine), to fun dance moves
  2. Scategories – The rules are simple: there is one letter and five categories (things like “school supplies,” “book title,” and “girl’s name”). You have 60 seconds to come up with a word that fits in each category and starts with the chosen letter. The more unique your answer is compared to your friends’ answers, the more points you get. https://scattergoriesonline.net/
  3. Name, Place, Animal, Thing – To play, pick a letter. Each player has to list a famous person’s name, a place, an animal, and a thing that begins with that letter. The first person to type them into the Zoom chat wins.
  4. Pictionary – to play, divide your group into teams. Choose a team to play first, as well as a designated drawer on that team. The drawer generates a word and has one minute to draw that word for their team to guess. If the team guesses the card correctly, they get a point. Design your own or go to https://randomwordgenerator.com/pictionary.php
  5. Charades – Split your group into two teams and make up your own or use http://www.getcharadesideas.com/to choose your words and phrases. The person who’s acting out the charade uses the Zoom “spotlight” feature, and their team has one minute to figure out the phrase.
  6. Imaginary Ball toss – pass the imaginary ball to different people. Must call their name first so they can be ready to catch it!  Everyone must catch and toss the ball one time. Can even do multiple balls at once (but makes sure everyone can do 1 ball well first). 
  7. Animal calls and movements – assign an animal call and movement to different animals (eg: dog would be barking and wagging you “tail”). Call out that animal and everyone does the sound and movement together.
  8. Alphabet – name, place, animal, thing. Use the whiteboard feature and create a 4-quadrant square. In one quadrant put “name”, in the next quadrant put, “place”, next quadrant is, “animal”, and the fourth quadrant is “thing”.  Choose a letter. Start moving your cursor around the quadrants and have someone call stop when the timer goes off.  Everyone needs to draw or write a description of that item that starts with the letter being used (name, place, animal, thing).  They can use their own zoom whiteboard, or paper and pencil/pen/marker. Everyone shares results.
  9. Roll the dice – each number has a different activity to do when it is rolled (eg: jumping jacks, hopping, etc) https://heyletsmakestuff.com/dice-exercise-game-kids/
  10. Memory movement – a first person does a movement and everyone copies. That person picks the next person to go. Person number 2 does a second movement that gets added to the first movement.  Everyone copies those 2 movements.  Person 2 picks person 3 and so on.
  11. Silent Action – send one person to a breakout room and private message another person (or somehow pick someone without anyone else knowing) and have them start an action. Everyone follows the action. Have them randomly change the action and everyone follows. The person who was in the breakout room needs to figure out who the leader of the action is.
  12. Where am I – have people change their backgrounds (or have a background) and everyone needs to figure out where they are. They write their ideas in the chat box. Do this one person at a time and everyone gets a chance.
  13. Show and Tell – choose a category or not! Pets are always a favorite – but whatever they want to show and/or tell.
  14. Whatcha Snacking – share or show some of their favorite snacks or foods they have been eating. Can make it healthy or not. They should explain why. Extra comments and talking encouraged (to a point)
  15. Least favorite candy – share their least favorite candy – and explain why. Extra comments and talking encouraged (to a point)
  16. Taboo – use the whiteboard feature on zoom. Divide your group into two teams, take turns sharing screens, and choose someone each round to be clue-giver. The clue-giver will help their team guess the Taboo word using one word at a time or by picking two words total from the list. Just make sure you are on mute if you say words that are on the Taboo list so that your friends don’t hear.
  17. What’s the theme – send one person to a breakout room and pick a theme (eg: Disney, 4-H camp) and call each person to say a word or phrase relating to that theme. The person who was in the breakout room needs to figure out what the theme is.
  18. Draw It – everyone gets a piece of paper and pen and puts the paper on their head and draws something related to a theme. Then share.
  19. Build a story – each person gets a random picture (ahead of time if possible) that they show. You call the first person to show their picture and begin the story (a few lines). They call the next person who shows their picture and continues the story (a few lines).  And so on. 
  20. Goats in the Grass – start with the letter A. First-person has to say and animal and a place using the letter A (eg: ants in Antarctica).  The next person has to say an animal and place using the letter B. 
  21. The Extreme Spoon Game – everyone has their own spoon and their own deck of cards. Everyone should shuffle their own deck and deal themselves four cards. The goal is to get four of a kind in your hand. When the game begins, players should take the top card from their own deck and either keep or discard it. If they keep it, they should discard a different card so only four remain in their hand. Players continue in this manner until they have four of a kind. Then they take the spoon next to them and hold it up to their nose so other players can see it via video chat (when they lookup). As soon as someone gets a four of a kind OR notices someone else holding a spoon, they should grab their spoon. The last person to grab a spoon receives a letter in the word S-P-O-O-N. The first person to spell S-P-O-O-N is the loser. Mary Hanna Wilson Website: maryhannawilson.com
  22. Wink Assassins – The players must convince all the others that they are NOT the assassin in the group. One student is the assassin and must finish off as many students as they can, before getting caught. The assassin private messages the victim ‘wink’. When a user gets this message, they must tragically play-act die, and turn off their video feed. The remaining players then vote on who they believe the assassin to be. The player with the most votes gets kicked out. The game continues until the assassin is caught.
  23. Truth or Dare – Family Friendly Questions: https://psycatgames.com/magazine/part https://www.childfun.com/articles/general/truth-or-dare-questions-for-kids/
  24. Scars and Stories – show a scar and tell a story – but it could be the truth or not. Then everyone has to figure out if it is the real story.
  25. The Toilet Paper Race – don’t tell them what they will be doing, but when you say “go” tell them to get 3 rolls of TP and stack them on their head in front of the camera.
  26. One Minute Please – pick a topic and set a timer and randomly choose a person and see how long they can talk on that topic. Make the topic as random as possible.
  27. Freeze Dance – play the music and when it stops – Freeze! Look at the funny positions everyone is in.

Virtual Team Building Activities

  1. Once Upon a Time – Each person has to tell a part of a story (they are making up on the spot).  Each person gets a turn  – one or two sentences max – and the story must build to an end so the last person is not scrambling to create a long ending.
  2. Last Word Response – First person gives a short story about a topic. The next person needs to continue that topic with their own story – but incorporate the last few words/sentence said by the person before them.
  3. Build a story – each person gets a random picture (ahead of time if possible) that they show. You call the first person to show their picture and begin the story (few lines).  They call the next person who shows their picture and continues the story (few lines).  And so on. 
  4. Imaginary Team Juggling – pass the imaginary ball to different people. Must call their name first so they can be ready to catch it!  Everyone must catch and toss the ball one time. Can even do multiple balls at once (but makes sure everyone can do 1 ball well first). 
  5. Two Truths and a Lie – Tell everyone 2 truths and a lie. The others need to figure out which is which
  6. Two Like Me and One Not – post a list of descriptive words (like from True Colors) on the share screen. Everyone needs to choose two words that are like them and one that is not.  They all share responses.
  7. Breakout Chats – randomly assign 5-6 people into break out rooms and have them discuss a certain topic. They need to come back to big group and share their findings.  Questions should go from the silly and easy to the more challenging.  Eg: how many siblings do you have, where were you born, what is your favorite food, do you have pets, to what stresses you, what is your outlet for stress, what brings you joy, etc.
  8. True Colors – as group to break out rooms per colors
  9. Guess Who – before meeting ask participants to share a fun fact about themselves with you. During this activity you will read the fact and others need to guess who it is about.
  10. Proud Moment – everyone shares a proud moment and why – we give them all a “2-up” (2 quick claps simultaneously)