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Creating Collections 4-H Project Area

One Collections Project Manual from Ohio State University

Are you interested in creating a personal collection? Want to take a collection you already have to the next level? Learn about various types of collections, the ins and outs of the collecting process, and how to best display your items.

The 4-H Creating Collections project area consists of one project manual - My Favorite Things. The manual covers one year of activities. 


Each year, 4-H members should complete all eight activities and the Talking It Over Pages. Members should take part in at least two learning experiences and become involved in at least two leadership/citizenship activities. Finally, the member should complete a project review as well as create an exhibit.

Download a copy of the scoresheet to determine what is expected for project completion.

Exhibit Ideas

  • Most youth will exhibit their collection
  • If members are not able to exhibit the collection, take pictures/video and create a display, poster, trifold, or digital display showcasing the collection

How Do I Sign Up?

Screenshot of 4-H ZSuite enrollment page to select project
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.

For Creating Collections, you should search for:

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