4-H for Platte County

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4-H For Platte County

Welcome the new year with a “4-H for Platte County” educational kit, free for all youth ages 5-18 in Platte County! Registration will remain open while supplies last. Select Kicking it with 4-H Soccer and/or one of the following kits numbered 1-5 below. Complete a free 4-H Online non-member profile & register for these opportunities at v2.4honline.com. For more information, contact 4-H Program Associates, Elsa Macedo [email protected] or Kaitlin Edwards [email protected] or call 816-243-1357.

Supported by the University of Missouri Extension, Platte County 4-H, a recipient of the 2020 Platte County Parks and Recreation Youth Sports & Activities Grant.

For additional information on 4-H Online, please view the guides below.

Instructions on How to Enroll in 4-H Online: https://extension.missouri.edu/media/wysiwyg/Extensiondata/Pro/4h/Docs/GetInvolved/4HOnline/HowToEnroll4-HOnline.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2WiqOYNouTostnnO56PwWdrNX3pcBuXlJyaMA-04W77URIZzXo5PnwHFE

Instructions on How to Register for an "Event" in 4-H Online: https://extension.missouri.edu/media/wysiwyg/Extensiondata/Pro/4h/Docs/GetInvolved/4HOnline/HowToRegisterForEvent4-HOnline.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0mEXAyGWnzAYbB4jOY5xhSV1QC7BJ4y_7i81_Ll46xKZnfYaJ4szAkRNo


1. Code Your World Computer Science Activity Kit (Developed by Google, 4-H, and West Virginia University Extension) 

Description: A four-part challenge, created initially as the 2018 National Youth Science Day challenge, that teaches first-time and beginner coders ages 8 to 14 to apply computer science to the world around them through hands-on activities. It includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Completed with the assistance of a caring adult (no prior experience with computer science or coding needed), these activities are designed to fit classroom-use or out of school time learning; accommodate up to 10 youth per kit; four activities can be enjoyed individually or all together. 

2. Get Started in Art Activity Kit (Ohio State University Extension) 

Description: Explore the basic elements of visual art through activities on color, line, space, balance, and more, and then complete your own work of art. This project can be repeated as long as new learning takes place and new works of art are completed. 

This Kit Includes:

  • 1 - Get Started In Art      Manual
  • 1 - Premium Sketchbook 9" x 12" (40 Sheets)
  • 1- Construction Paper Pad (32 Sheets)
  • 1 - 12pk Washable Markers
  • 2 - No. 2 Pencils
  • 1 - Eraser
  • 1 - Pencil Sharpener
  • 1 - Pair of 5" Scissors
  • 1 - Glue Stick

3. A Fearless Approach to Understanding Dogs, Their Care, and Training Instructional Guide (National 4-H)  

Description: This instructional guide utilizes experiential learning and inquiry-based strategies to explore dog care and training to create meaningful educational experiences for youth ages 8-18 that involve learn-by-doing. The 5 different modules include: History and Breeds; Dog Care, Husbandry, and Welfare; Communication and Behavior; Training; and Dogs in Society. 

4. All About Insects Bundle (National 4-H) 

Description: Youth ages 5 – 8 learn the basics of insects and then search for insect clues and insects outside through three simple introductory activities. The kit includes a 4-page activity booklet and an insect collecting jar.

5. STEM Clothing: Maker’s Guide to Sewing Instructional Guide (University of Nebraska/Lincoln Extension) 

Description: This instructional guide helps youth ages 8-14 create items to use and wear while they practice their beginning sewing skills. Activities in this manual are for beginning and intermediate sewers looking to improve their skills before progressing into using patterns to make garments; and include step-by-step instructions with helpful pictures and illustrations to draw patterns, cut fabric, and sew simple items. 

6. Kicking it with Soccer

10-session, self-paced soccer & nutrition program offered in both English and Spanish. Topics include Soccer Fundamentals, Learn and Earn, Home Challenges, Do and Serve Others, and Eat Well. Weekly check in via zoom every Wednesday afternoon starting February 3. First 100 participants to register will receive a free 4-H soccer ball.


Find more 4-H where you are! Platte County has a unique opportunity to offer a wide variety of delivery models. We are in the process of expanding our delivery, if you have an idea or would like to get connected to a 4-H program near you, contact Laura Evans, 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist, [email protected] or (816) 243-1357. 

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