Chatham County 4-H – Educational Activities and Resources
**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.
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. Click here for more information, including a list of participating Sheetz.
CHATHAM COUNTY 4-H
From Embryo to Chick – A Cooperative Virtual Learning Experience with The Livestock Conservancy: Click here for more information.
Weekly Challenge – Every 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!
WEEK 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
NORTH CAROLINA 4-H
NC 4-H Daily Spark – The most up-to-date information can be found on their Facebook page by clicking the link provided: Click Here
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! To register, visit the following link: Click Here
4-H Starter Garden – Gardening Activity Book for Youth and Families (Click Here)
Boredom Busters (Click Here) – Published by Liz Driscoll, NC 4-H Specialist
Now What (Click Here) – Published by Liz Driscoll, NC 4-H Specialist
Virtual Livestock Show “Showing From Home” (Click Here) – NC State Extension Youth Livestock Program
FUN AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUTH AT HOME
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture – Agricultural Literacy Computer Games (Click Here)
Central Electric Membership Corporation – Kid’s Place (Click Here)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – For children of all ages to learn about money management. (Click Here)
Junior Master Gardener (JMG) – FB Live National JMG Virtual Group Meets (Click Here) – Youth can earn a JMG “Golden Ray Series” Certification in Plant Growth & Development.
- Activity Guides and Featured Activities of the Month (Click Here)
- Butterfly Parts and Marks (Click Here)
NASA STEM @ Home (Click Here)
NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) – NC Learn @ Home (Click Here)
NC State University
- College of Education – Faculty and Instructors Offer Resources to Help Parents Teaching at Home During Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Closures (Click Here)
- NC State Extension
NC State Parks – Ask A Ranger (Click Here)
NC Zoo – Zoo 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 by clicking the link provided: Click Here
SciGirls Activities to Explore STEM at Home! (Click Here)
Texas 4-H Virtual Experience – The most up-to-date information can be found on their Facebook page by clicking the link provided: Click Here
The University of NC System – Online tours of the sixteen NC public university campuses (Click Here)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) – Kids Activities (Click Here)
- Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) – Games and Activities (Click Here)
- Food Safety and Inspection Services – For Kids and Teens (Click Here)
- U.S. Forest Services – Just for Kids (Click Here)
- National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) – Conservation Activity Books for Kids (Click Here)
OTHER BENEFICIAL RESOURCES
- Chatham Health Alliance Newsletter March 2020
- Homemade Hand Sanitizer
- Is Coronavirus a concern at grocery stores?
- Is Coronavirus a concern on fresh produce?
- Is Coronavirus a concern with takeout?
- Resources for Combating Stress and Anxiety in Family Life during COVID-19
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the County Extension Office at least 30 days prior to the event.