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Project Resources

Here are resources for each project!

Beef

Curriculum books available for checkout

Bite into Beef, ages 7-10    

  • Here’s the Beef, ages 11-13 
  • Leading the Charge, ages 14 and older  
  • Beef Helper’s Guide
  • Beef Leader Notebook

Citizenship

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Me, My Family and Friends, ages 7-8  
  • My Neighborhood, ages 9-11  
  • My Clubs and Groups, ages 9-11   
  • Public Adventures, ages 12-14   (also available for purshase $2.00)
  • Agents of Change, ages 12-14
  • Raise Your Voice, ages 15-19
  • Citizenship &  Service Learning Helper’s Guides
  • My Heritage, ages 12-14
  • My Government, ages 15-19
  • The World Around Me, ages 12-14
  • Peoples and Customs of the World, ages 15-19

Clothing

Curriculum books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Under Construction, ages 7-10   ($2.00)    
  • Fashion Forward, ages 11-13   ($2.00)
  • Refine Design, ages 14-19   ($2.00)      
  • Sewing Expressions, Helper’s Guide   ($2.00)
  • Clothing Leader Notebook

Let’s Sew Book   great information for all age levels ($8.00  -  not available for checkout)

www.sewing.org  National Home Sewing Association

kids sewing projects Many step-by-step instructions and video lessons for all skill levels

Fabric Care  Fabric care & stain removal information

Communications

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Picking up the Pieces, ages 7-10     
  • Putting it Together, ages 11-13
  • The Perfect Fit, ages 14-19   
  • Public Speaking, ages 14-19
  • Communication Helper’s Guide

Computer

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Taming Technology, ages 7-10
  • Building and Repairing, ages 11-13
  • Peer to Peer, ages 14-19
  • Teens Teaching Teens, 14-10

Dairy Cattle

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Cowabunga, ages 7-10   
  • Mooving Ahead, ages 11-13
  • Rising to the Top, ages 14-19
  • Dairy Cattle Helper’s Guide

Dairy Goat

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Getting Your Goat, ages 7-10
  • Stepping Out, ages 11-13
  • Showing the Way, ages 14-19
  • Goat Helper’s Guide

Dog

Curriculum Books available for purchase  (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Wiggles and Wags, ages 7-10   ($2.00)
  • Canine Connections, ages 11-13    ($2.00)
  • Leading the Pack, ages 14-10    ($2.00)
  • Dog Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)
  • 4-H Dog Show Rule Book    (free)
  • 4-H Agility Dog Show Rule Book    (free)

Dog Info Form  This is required for those who will be competing in the dog show

Please turn in to our office by July 6.

Electricity

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Magic of Electricity, ages 7-10    ($2.00)
  • Investigating Electricity, ages 11-12    ($2.00)
  • Wired for Power, ages 13-15    ($2.00)
  • Entering Electronics, ages 16-19    ($2.00)
  • Electricity Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)

Entomology

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Butterfly Wings youth guide
  • Butterfly Wings leader's guide

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Creepy Crawlers, ages 7-10    ($2.00)
  • What’s Bugging You, ages 11-13    ($2.00)
  • Dragons, Houses & Other Flies, 14-19    ($2.000
  • Entomology Helper’s Guide     ($2.00)

DVD - Collecting, Pinning, Mounting

K-State Insect Zoo

Insect Identification Methods

Insect Collecting and Exhibiting

K-State Department of Entomology

Insect Pinning

Spreading Butterflies

Exhibition Tips

Insect Collection Record

Experential Learning

  • Leader's Guide
  • DVD

Exploring 4-H

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Exploring the Treasures of 4-H    ($2.00)
  • Leader's Guide   ($2.00)
  • Exploring Farm Animals - available for checkout only

Family Studies

Curriculum books available for checkout

Consumer Savy

  • The Consumer in Me, ages 7-10
  • Consumer Wise, ages 11-13
  • Consumer Roadmap, ages 14-19
  • Consumer Savvy Helper’s Guide

Child Development

  • Growing on My Own, ages 7-10
  • Growing With Others, ages 11-13
  • Growing in Communities, ages 14-19
  • Kids on the Grow Helper’s Guide
  • Family Studies Leader Notebook

Fiber Arts

Free booklets are available from our office for each specific project.

All Fiberarts over 1000 pages of information, free patterns and instructions for knitting, chochet, sewing, needlepoint, weaving, spinning and other textile arts

All Crafts extensive links to free patterns for quilting, knitting, crochet, needlework, sewing and cross stitch

Craft Directory Links for just about every type of craft and fiber art

Stitch Guide Online instructions, illustrations and how-to videos for cross stitch, knitting, crochet, embroidery and quilting

In a minute ago photos and instructions for making 100's of embroidery stitches, and embellished seam treatments for crazy quilts

Food & Nutrition

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Six Easy Bites, ages 7-8   ($2.00)
  • Tasty Tidbits, ages 9-11    ($2.00)
  • You’re the Chef, ages 12-14   ($2.00)
  • Foodworks, ages 15-10     ($2.00)
  • Fantastic Foods Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)
  • Judges Guide for Foods & Nutrition Exhibits    ($2.00)

These are available for check out from our office:

  • Microwave Magic Bag of Treats, ages 7-9
  • Micro Magicians, ages 9-11
  • Amazing Rays, ages 12-14
  • Presto Meals, ages 15-19
  • Microwave Helper’s Guide
  • Foods and Nutrition Leader Notebook

Free items

  • Food Safety Recommendations for Exhibits

Kids A Cookin

King Arthur Flour Step-by-step instructions for pies and yeast breads

Landolakes Video demonstrations, tips and techniques

Forestry

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Follow the Path, ages 7-10
  • Reach for the Canopy, ages 11-13
  • Explore the Deep Woods, ages 14-19
  • Forestry Helper’s Guide

Geology

Books available for checkout

  • Collecting Rocks, Minerals and Fossils
  • Classifying Rocks, Minerals and Fossils
  • Rock, Mineral and Fossil Labels
  • Kansas Geology Leader Notebook

Public Highway Collecting Locations

Geology Websites

Goat

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Just Browsing, ages 7-10
  • Growing with Meat Goats, ages 11-13
  • Meating the Future, ages 14-19
  • Goat Helper’s Guide

Health and Wellness

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Bicycling for Fun, ages 7-10
  • Wheels in Motion, ages 11-13
  • Bicycle Adventures, ages 14-19
  • Bicycle & Outdoor Adventures Helper’s Guides
  • Bicycle Repair CD
  • First Aid in Action, ages 7-10
  • Staying Healthy, ages 11-13
  • Keeping Fit, ages 14-19
  • Hiking Trails, ages 7-10
  • Camping Adventures, ages 11-13
  • Backpacking Expeditions, ages 14-19

Home Environment

Six free booklets with assorted topics

Horse

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Riding the Range, ages 12-14
  • Jumping to New Heights, age 15-19
  • Giddy Up & Go, ages 7-8
  • Head, Heart & Hooves, ages 9-11
  • Stable Relations, ages 12-14
  • Horse Helper’s Guide
  • Youth Leader's Manual for Equine Educational Activities

Horse Achievement Level 1

Horse Achievement Level 2

Horse Achievement Level 3

Horse Achievement Level 4

Leadership

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Leadership Mentor Guide, grades K-5    ($2.00)
  • Leadership Mentor Guide, grades 6-12    ($2.00)
  • Leadership Workbook, grades 3-5    ($2.00)
  • Leadership Journal, grades 6-8    ($2.00)
  • Leadership Portfolio, grades 9-12    ($2.00)
  • Leadership Leader Notebook

 

Performing Arts

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Journey into Imagination, ages 7-8
  • Soaring into Action, ages 9-11
  • Quest for Expression, ages 12-14
  • Voyaging Beyond, ages 15-19

Curriculum books available for purchase

  • Play the Role
  • Become the Puppeteer
  • Set the Stage

 

Pets

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Pets - Scurrying Ahead, ages 11-13
  • Pets - Scaling the Heights, ages 14-19
  • Pet Helper’s Guide
  • Cats - Purr-fect Pals, 7-10
  • Cats - Climbing Up, 11-13
  • Cats - Leaping Forward, ages 14-19
  • Cats Helper’s Guide

Photography

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Focus on Photography, ages 7-10    ($2.00)
  • Controlling the Image, ages 11-13    ($2.00)
  • Mastering Photography, ages 14-19    ($2.00)

Photo mats are available from our office for $ .90

Photo protective sleeves are available from our office for 15 cents

Photo Mounting Instructions

  The Kansas 4-H Photography Action Team recommends this book:

4-H Guide Digital Photography by Daniel Johnson published by Voyager Press

Plant Science

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • See Them Sprout, ages 7-8    ($2.00)
  • Let’s Get Growing, ages 9-11    ($2.00)
  • Take Your Pick, ages 12-14    ($2.00)
  • Growing Your Profits, ages 15-19    ($2.00)
  • Exhibiting Fruits and Vegetables    (free)  
  • Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibition    (free)

Poultry

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Scratching the Surface (ages 7-9)
  • Testing Your Wings (ages 11-13)
  • Flocking Together (ages 14-19)
  • Poultry Helper’s Guide
  • Poultry Leader Notebook
  • Selecting & Preparing Poultry for Exhibition   (free)

Rabbits

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • What’s Happening  (ages 7-10)
  • Making Tracks (ages 11-13)
  • All Ears (ages 14-19)
  • Rabbit Helper’s Guide

Sheep

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • Rams, Lambs, & You, ages 7-19
  • Shear Delight, ages 11-13
  • Leading the Flock, ages 14-19
  • Sheep Helper’s Guide
  • Market Lamb Showmanship    (free)

Small Engines

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Crank it Up, ages 7-10    ($2.00)
  • Warm it Up, ages 11-13    ($2.00)
  • Tune it Up, ages 14-19     ($2.00)
  • Small Engine Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)

Space Tech

Curriculum Books available for purchase from our office (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Pre-Flight, ages 7-8    ($2.00)
  • Lift-Off, ages 9-11    ($2.00)
  • Reaching New Heights, ages 12-14    ($2.00)
  • Pilot in Command, ages 15-19    ($2.00)
  • Aerospace Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)
  • Robotics Explorer, ages 7-11    ($2.00)
  • Robotics Probe, ages 12-19    ($2.00)
  • Robotics Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)
  • Getting Out - Geospatial, ages 7-10
  • On the Trail - Geospatial, ages 11-13
  • Reaching Your Destination - Geospatial, ages 14-19
  • Geospatial Helper’s Guide

Adventures in Rocketry (a NASA publication)

Astronomical Society

Model Rocket Technical Manual

Mathematics of Flight

Fin Alignment 3 Fins

Sport's Fishing

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Take the Bait, ages 7-10
  • Reel in the Fun, ages 11-13
  • Cast Into the Future, ages 14-19
  • Leader's Guide

Swine

Curriculum books available for checkout

  • The Incredible Pig, ages 7-10
  • Becoming Swine Smart, ages 11-13
  • Entering the Arena, ages 14-19
  • Swine Helper’s Guide

Visual Arts & Crafts

Curriculum Books available for purchase (one set is also available for checkout)

  • A Pallette of Fun, grades K-6    ($2.00)
  • Sketchbook Crossroads, grades 7-12    ($2.00)

Polymer Clay and Crafts Kids guide to polymer clay and crafts. Great links for information, resources and projects using polymer clay.

Crafts Directory Links for just about every type of craft.

Wildlife

Books available for check out from our office

  • The Birds Around You
  • Study Guide to Kansas Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Study Guide to Kansas Mammals
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Leader Manual

Woodworking

Curriculum Books available for purchase from our office (one set is also available for checkout)

  • Measuring Up, ages 7-10    ($2.00)
  • Making the Cut, ages 11-13    ($2.00)
  • Finishing Up, ages 14-19    ($2.00)
  • Woodworking Helper’s Guide    ($2.00)
  • Building Better Things    (free)
  • Kansas 4-H Woodworking Plans    (free)

Woodworkers Workshop Free Woodworking Plans