Chatham County 4-H – Educational Activities and Resources

— Written By Victoria Brewer and last updated by
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**Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. Texting service is available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

NO KID HUNGRY NC – Food Meals and Relief [Chatham County][Other NC Counties]

Sheetz – Kidz Meal Bagz is a program providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be available all day starting Thursday, April 2nd and will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink. Read more about this program, including a list of participating Sheetz.


From Embryo to Chick – A Cooperative Virtual Learning Experience with The Livestock Conservancy: Learn more.


Weekly ChallengeEvery Monday, Chatham County 4-H will post a new, weekly challenge that allows youth to utilize various methods to give back to their community while continuing to social distance. The new, weekly challenge will be added to this webpage, so be sure to stop by each Monday!

Chatham County 4-H Weekly ChallengeWEEK 1 (MARCH 23-29): Share the Kindness, Part I

WEEK 2 (MARCH 30-APRIL 5): Share the Kindness, Part II

WEEK 3 (APRIL 6-12): Words of Appreciation

WEEK 4 (April 13-19): Gratitude Jar

WEEK 5 (April 20-26): Celebrating Earth Day

WEEK 6 (April 27-May 3): County-Wide Spirit Week

WEEK 7 (May 4-May 10): Celebrating National Photography Month

WEEK 8 (May 11-May17): Show And Tell

WEEK 9 (May 18-May 24): Try Something New

WEEK 10 (May 25-May 31): Tell Us About You

WEEK 11 (June 1-June 7): Eating the Rainbow

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

2020 Census Coloring [English Version] [Spanish Version]


NC 4-H Daily SparkThe most up-to-date information can be found on their Facebook page

NC 4-H Daily Spark

NC 4-H Learning Labs (FREE) offered through NC State University

This learning lab was created as a way to keep 4-H experiential learning going despite the disruptions that coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing for 4-H programs and school programs. The learning labs will provide youth an opportunity to actively engage in discussion boards, upload photos and videos, and ask lots of questions. New activities are added each week on Mondays.

The lab is separated into 4-H age categories:

  • Cloverbud Corner (Ages 5-8)
  • Junior JukeJoint (Ages 9-13)
  • Senior Seminars (Ages 14-19)

You do not need to be a 4-H member to participate in the lab. If you are not a 4-H member and would like to become one, then please contact your local county 4-H agent (Chatham County 4-H Agent, Victoria Brewer) for more details on membership! Register online

4-H Starter Garden – Gardening Activity Book for Youth and Families

Boredom Busters  – Published by Liz Driscoll, NC 4-H Specialist

Now What  – Published by Liz Driscoll, NC 4-H Specialist

Virtual Livestock Show “Showing From Home”  – NC State Extension Youth Livestock Program


American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture –  Agricultural Literacy Computer Games

Central Electric Membership CorporationKid’s Place

Consumer Financial Protection BureauResources for children of all ages to learn about money management.

Junior Master Gardener (JMG) –  FB Live National JMG Virtual Group Meets – Youth can earn a JMG “Golden Ray Series” Certification in Plant Growth & Development.

National 4-H 

National Park Services (NPS) – Jr. Ranger Activity Books [English Version] [Spanish Version]


NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR)NC Learn @ Home

NC State University

NC State Parks –  Ask A Ranger

NC ZooZoo EDventures are offered online through the NC Zoo Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. The most up-to-date information can be found on their Facebook page

SciGirls Activities to Explore STEM at Home!

Texas 4-H Virtual Experience The most up-to-date information can be found on their Facebook page

Texas 4-H Virtual Experience

The University of NC System – Online tours of the sixteen NC public university campuses

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 


NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919.542.8202,, or in person at the County Extension Office at least 30 days prior to the event.