MONTCLAIR CLUB PROJECTS

GENERAL ENGINEERING
3-D PRINTING

AGES 10+
 

Learn how 3-D printers work, design a simple object to be printed and discuss how the process worked.​​

FOODS - PRESERVATION
HOMESTEADING

AGES 10+

This four part project will explore different methods of food preservation on the homestead. pasta Making, lactofermentation, pickling and cheese making.

FIBER ARTS / SEWING

AGES 7+
 

Explore the ins and outs of fiber types, fabric constructions, dying techniques, and construction sewing.  Projects will include pot-holder, coffee cup cozy, and an up- cycled sewn project of choice.

PRIMARY MEMBERS

(MINI MEMBERS AND CLOVER BUDS)

AGES 5-8

 

We will do some cooking and make some crafts, working on some 4-H themes. The goal would be to enter an item at the fair.

FOODS - INTERNATIONAL (MEXICAN COOKING)

AGES 13+

Learning to use traditional Mexican ingredients to make delicious Mexican dishes.  ​

DAIRY GOATS

AGES 9+

(NEW MEMBERS MUST SHADOW)

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The goat project is designed to familiarize project members with owning dairy goats; prepping themselves and their goats to be shown at the county fair and other shows that might be of interest. Members learn general care and feeding, how to give injections, trim hooves and de-worming practices for dairy goats. Additionally, fair preparations include walking the goats, showmanship practice, and washing and shaving our goats.

HOME & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT - FINANCIAL LITERACY
AGES 14+

Familiarize project members with numerous aspects of finances including interest, investment vehicles like savings accounts, bonds, stocks, mutual funds, inflation, investing income, taxes and loans.

RABBITS
ALL AGES

 

Members will learn how to care for domestic rabbits. They will also learn how to groom, show and do showmanship with rabbits. We will learn about various breeds. You do not have to own your own rabbit - we have plenty for you to work with. Our goal is to show at the county fair in June but there are rabbit shows most weekends.

AEROSPACE & ROCKETRY

AGES 8+
[FULL]

 

We will learn about model rockets, modeling skills, the physics and math of rocketry (new this year) and launch them. Launch site this year is Snow Ranch in the Sierra foothills (April) and quick paper rockets in my driveway.

SKITS
ALL AGES

 

In this project the members create, produce and direct a skit for the county wide Skit Night competition that usually takes place in March. Skit is usually about 12 minutes in length.

FISHING

AGES 10+, 8-9 w/PARENT

[FULL]

 

Get hooked on fishing! Learn the basics of fishing; casting, lures, basic knots and how to be patient. Bring your own rod or we have rods to share, sunscreen & a hat. Guaranteed to have fun, but can’t guarantee that we’ll catch anything! Dates are-Sept 28 & Oct 19th. 8am-12pm

HEALTH & PHYSICAL FITNESS

KIDS ACRO & YOGA PLAY AND MINDFULNESS
AGES 6+

Participants will learn the benefits of play, movement and acrobatics in Yoga. While learning specific YOGA poses:, games and body positive consciousness. Students will practice being in the moment, staying connected to their bodies and not judging, even if its a silly moment. Using walls, blocks and each other as counter balances we will explore basic acrobatics often used in Yoga.

FOODS - ADVANCED COOKING (IRON CHEF)

AGES 12+
 

Practice cooking without recipes.  Each meeting the group will meet at a local farmers market, discuss theme, shop within a budget, return and cook. At the end of the meeting, we all sit down and critique our creations.

BIRDS - POULTRY
ALL AGES, 9 AND UNDER WITH PARENT

Project members will learn about showmanship in preparation for small animal field day and the Alameda County Fair. We will learn about healthy chicken care, how to incubate eggs; chick embryonic development; important chicken facts as it relates to choosing and raising chickens. There will be an egg cooking component: egg cracking 101, meringues, quiches and more. Some meetings will be field trips to the state poultry fair, and the state 4h poultry show. No bird ownership is necessary and practice showmanship birds will be brought to meetings.

JEWELRY MAKING

AGES 10+

​Learn to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings using beads, wire wrapping, leather/hemp braiding and more.

FOODS - SWEET CREATIONS (DESSERT BAKING)

AGES 10+

 

Learn from a professional baker how to make delicious desserts including cookies, bars, tarts and quick breads. You can already be a master baker looking to up your game or a beginner. Each session will focus on a different dessert and you can help pick what we bake. Limited to 6 participants.

BEES

AGES 8+
[PENDING LEADERSHIP REGISTRATION]

Learn about suburban bee keeping and the importance of bees in the ecosystem.

TABLE SETTING

AGES 9+

 

In this project, members learn the essentials of setting tables in informal and formal situations. We'll review all the components of setting a table including: flatware, glassware, tableware, basic table etiquette and best practices for serving. We'll learn about utensil practices from around the world, have a picnic and enjoy high tea. The project will culminate with each member creating a unique table setting based on their interest for the County Fair.

FOODS - SWEET CREATIONS
(HOLIDAY BAKING)
ALL AGES
[FULL]

 

Baking for the December Holiday Season and Valentine's Day

Have a project idea? Want to lead one? Tell us!

Montclair 4-H

Oakland California

Contact: 4hmontclair@gmail.com