Resources for Youth
Living Room Learning Recordings
Living Room Learning is back for the summer of 2021 – and it’s a plus for everyone! Living Room Learning+ offers hands-on, virtually guided activities for youth. Each session focuses on a new activity that can be completed with inexpensive, easy-to-find materials. The finished project may be showcased as an exhibit at a local county fair (optional). Each session will be recorded and made available on-demand. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
Boredom Buster Challenge Recording
Tune in for the Boredom Buster Challenge! Each week, youth will be given a problem to solve using materials found in their home. Through these hands-on virtually guided challenges youth will learn about entrepreneurship, healthy living, science, technology, and more! Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
Family Fun Night Recordings
Tune in for a hands-on virtually guided family activity! Gather the whole family together for Nebraska 4-H's Family Fun Night! Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
Hands-On Activity Videos
Self-paced activity videos are designed to guide youth in completing a project at home. To work at their own pace, youth may pause videos, complete a step, and resume the video when they're ready. These videos can help youth prepare fair exhibits, complete science projects, and learn about a topic of interest.
Companion Animal Webinar Series
Webinar Series & Recordings
The Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Webinar Series is a great way for 4-H leaders, parents, and senior aged youth to gain knowledge in various companion animal-related topic areas. Each session, a new topic will be covered with various experts joining to share their experience and expertise.
Equine Webinar Series
Webinar Series & Recordings
The Equine Webinar Series is an opportunity for all youth, parents, and volunteers to gain knowledge of a variety of equine topics. Youth do not need to be enrolled 4-H members to participate. Webinars are held on the second Monday of each month.
Livestock Information Series
Videos & Handouts
The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series is a resource for 4-H members, leaders, and parents to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Each session, a new topic is covered with experts joining to share their experience and expertise. Extended learning opportunities and supporting documents are also available for each topic.
4-H STEM Reading Connections Video Series
Video Lessons for K-6th Grades
The 4-H STEM Reading Connections program is designed to support literacy development, encourage curiosity through STEM, and spark an interest in 4-H. The videos are designed for K-6th grades.
Online Livestock Judging Video Series
Practice livestock judging from home! Start by sorting through the class and working on your reasons. Then, get tips and tricks for improving your skills while listening to a critique of the class.
Dog Showmanship Video Series
The Dog Showmanship Video Series includes maneuver descriptions, demonstrations, and general information for youth interested in learning more about dog showmanship. The short videos are intended to help youth while practicing with their dogs in preparation for 4-H showmanship.
Nebraska 4-H is thrilled to offer the first-ever project of the year kit! This year's kit introduces youth to the exciting world of entrepreneurship through the TEC Box curriculum! The kit includes the curriculum and materials youth need to complete four hands-on activities that lay the groundwork for a county fair and state fair eligible exhibit!
Horsemanship Study Courses
The Horsemanship Study Courses are open to all youth ages 8-18 with an interest in learning more about horses. Youth do not need to be enrolled 4-H members to enroll in any of the online courses.
Companion Cat Science Course
Companion Cat Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering educational information about caring for and showing cats. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about cats and the 4-H cat project. Companion Cat Science is great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about cats in 4-H whether they own one now or not!
Companion Rabbit Science Course
Companion Rabbit Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for rabbits. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about rabbits and the 4-H rabbit project. Companion Rabbit Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about rabbits in 4-H whether they own one now or not!
Biomedical Engineering Virtual Camp
Self-Paced Lessons for Ages 9-14
Do you enjoy learning STEM and have an interest in learning about real-world medical problems? In this engaging hands-on self-paced camp, youth will use the engineering design process to work through Biomedical Engineering challenges. Youth will participate in activities like Nanotechnology in the Body, Laparoscopic Surgery, Biomedicine in Space, and Prosthetics and Pills. Youth will also get to experience a Biomedical Career Day.
A Beautiful Day!
Online Place Space for Ages 1-8
A Beautiful Day is an online early childhood space designed to connect with children and families. A Beautiful Day provides resources to help adults foster learning and play and to support caregivers while practicing social distancing.
Guides for Facilitators
STEM at Home
Online & Offline Activity Guides
STEM at Home offers interactive, engaging, and fun go-to resources to help teachers! Science lessons are available for all grade levels and are designed to give youth the opportunity to gain knowledge, meet the Nebraska State Standards, and prepare youth for the next grade level.
Smart Cents at Home
Offline Activity Guides
Smart Cents at Home take home activities are developed from the Smart Cents financial health guidebook. Developing sound financial skills early in life can have positive implications as youth grow into adulthood. These activites are great for getting the whole family involved!
Clover Kid Projects & Activities
ages 5-7, Offline Activity Guides
4-H Clover Kids is the officially recognized program in Nebraska for children under the age of 8. A variety of project and activity guides designed to provide 5 to 7 year-olds are available in a variety of topics areas.
Healthy Living Activity Guide
Offline Activity Guide
National 4-H Council's 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide offers 30 fun, skill-building activities to help your kid live a healthy life.
Virtual Field Trips
Join Nebraska 4-H as we go on-site to learn more about science, technology, careers, and more! Virtual field trips offer facility tours, educational experiences, and additional resources for teachers. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
4-H at Home
Online Activity Guides
Explore fun, educational activities and learning experience for kids and teens to do at home! 4-H at Home inspires youth to learn, grow, and charge ahead in their lives through critical learning resources accessible to all youth. National 4-H has collected hundreds of educational activities for youth in topics like STEM, healthy living, and crafting, including step-by-step videos, activity guides, and more!
4-H STEM Challenge
Offline Activity Kit & Activity Guide
4-H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4-H National Youth Science Day or NYSD, is the premier national rallying event for year-round 4-H science programming. Experiments from the past 12 years are available for you to use anytime!
Winter Fun Pack
Offline Activity Guides
Looking for ways to keep the young people in your life engaged this winter? Check out the Winter 4-H Fun Pack - a collection of activities that youth can do on their own at home!
4-H Fun Pack
Offline Activity Guides for Clover Kids
The Nebraska 4-H Clover Kid Fun Pack is a collection of timely virtual and at-home learning opportunities. Each week throughout the summer, we'll release a new Pack that includes 4 activities a day for Monday through Thursday. Activities will include a combination of self-paced lessons, as well as live virtually guided experiences. Check back each Thursday for the following week's 4-H Fun Pack.
Offline Activity Guides
4-H curricula is perfect for parents interested in teaching their children something new! From project books to science experiments to skill-building activities, these learning resources are research-based, hands-on, and fun!