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Friday, January 25, 2013

January Cloverbud Meeting

For our January Cloverbud 4 H meeting, we had a speaker come from Arkansas Game and Fish to present a program for us.  She comes and does a meeting for us once a year and is usually one of the children's favorite meetings.  In the past we have done Arkansas Fur Bearers, Bears, and Turkeys.  This year we did a program on White Tail Deer.

 To start off the meeting, the children got to make an edible craft.  We used bread, peanut butter, jelly, (or cheese for those who don't like or were allergic to peanut butter), raisins, and pretzels to make a deer head.  It turned out really cute!  Then of course they got to eat them.

Next we talked a little about deer and elk and what an endangered species is.  The children were given two worksheets to color.

After that Ms. Linda read a story teaching the children all about deer, their habits, where they live, what they eat, what their tracks look like, even how fast they run.  She also talked about the different alerts and noises they make and even did some deer calls.

After that we did a craft.  The children got to make bookmarks and stamp them with deer and deer tracks or other stamps of Arkansas wildlife.

At the end of the meeting they all had an opportunity to see and touch the furs, antlers, hooves, and teeth that Ms. Linda brought with her.

It was a really great meeting!  We only had 10 4- Hers participating which is the smallest number that we have had in a long time, but we had several that were out sick or getting ready to go out of town.

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