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Recreation 4-H Project Area

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The Recreation project encourages more 4-H members to work in the area of recreation, not only in their 4-H clubs, but in other organizations. This project will acquaint members with materials for club and community recreation while helping them develop leadership and recreational skills.


Each year, you will:
  • Plan and direct your 4-H club in a 15-minute recreation period.
  • Direct a group in at least three party games or folk dances. 
  • Lead four games at different times (two should be quiet games and two should be active games).
  • Lead your club in group singing at three meetings.
  • Develop a creative hobby.

There is not a separate document with the scoresheet for the Recreation project. The scoresheet can be located inside the manual on page 31.

Exhibit Ideas

  • The Recreation Check Sheet is considered the exhibit for this project area. The check sheet should be completely and carefully filled out on pages 20, 21, and 22.

How Do I Sign Up?

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The first step is to create an enrollment in our ZSuite website.

Enroll in 4-H ZSuite

When you get to the CLUBS tab of the enrollment, you will want to ADD PROJECT.

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Adventure Recreation Management major information
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Sport Management major information
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Coaching & Performance Science major information
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Health & Well-Being major information