Virginia 4-H Military Clubs

4-H Military Club Strategies To Celebrate April, Month of the Military Child

(Ideas submitted by center staff)

Military 4-H Partnerships are supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H Headquarters; U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services; U.S. Air Force Child and Youth Programs; U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs; and Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H Program (Virginia Tech and Virginia State University) through grant funding at Kansas State University.

Feature Different Activities Each Day of the Month:  Activities could include: kick-off day, International Children's Book Day, American Circus Day, Walk Around Things Day, World Health Day - Healthy Alternatives, Draw a Bird Day - Embryology Check, Stress Awareness Day, cookout,  Purple - Up for Military Kids Day, International Dance Day and more.

4-H/ Military Collaboration: Have club members promote the 4-H/Military collaboration by setting up displays, conducting sample 4-H projects, and displaying scrapbooks.

Assist with Carnival Games: Have 4-H Military Club members assist with conducting their Month of the Military Child Family Carnival.

Spirit Month: Youth can select to have a special dress-up for each day of the month, a barbeque, 80's skate party, various field trips, or swimming. Other choices may be identified.

Purple Up: 4-H Military Club members could will help make flyers on upcoming events and post throughout the facility.  They could also participate in a Month of the Military Child Parade and celebrate Purple Up!

Camouflage Blankets:  Have a group of the kids to make purple camouflage blankets.  

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