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See our 2020-21 Project Guide to select your projects

Animal Science Projects

BEEF

  • LEVEL 1: Bite into Beef # BU-08143 (2005)                  
  • LEVEL 2: Here's the Beef # BU-08144 (2005)
  • LEVEL 3: Leading the Charge # BU-08145 (2005) 

CATS

  • LEVEL 1: Purr-fect Pals! # BU-08148 (2005) 
  • LEVEL 2: Climbing Up # BU-08149 (2005) 
  • LEVEL 3: Leaping Forward # BU-08150 (2005) 

Dairy CATTLE

  • LEVEL 1: Cowabunga! # BU-08161 (2005) 
  • LEVEL 2: Mooving Ahead # BU-08162 (2005) 
  • LEVEL 3: Rising to the Top # BU-08163 (2005) 

Dairy Goat

  • LEVEL 1: Getting Your Goat # BU-08352 (2006) 
  • LEVEL 2: Stepping Out # BU-08353 (2006) 
  • LEVEL 3: Showing the Way # BU-08354 (2006) 

Dogs

  • LEVEL 1: Wiggles & Wags # BU-08166 (2005) 
  • LEVEL 2: Canine Connection # BU-08167 (2005) 
  • LEVEL 3: Leading the Pack # BU-08168 (2005) 

Horse

  • LEVEL 1: Giddy Up & Go # BU-01518Y (2015)
  • LEVEL 2: Head, Heart & Hooves # BU-08054 (2004) 
  • LEVEL 3: Stable Relationships # 01520Y (2015) 
  • LEVEL 4: Riding the Range # BU-08056 (2004) 
  • LEVEL 5: Jumping to New Heights # 01522Y (2015) 

Meat Goats

  • LEVEL 1: Just Browsing # BU-07909 (2003) 
  • LEVEL 2: Growing with Meat Goats # BU-07910 (2003) 
  • LEVEL 3: Meating the Future # BU-07911 (2003) 

Poultry

  • LEVEL 1: Scratching the Surface # BU-6363 (2003) 
  • LEVEL 2: Testing Your Wings # BU-6364 (2003) 
  • LEVEL 3: Flocking Together # BU-6365 (2001) 

Rabbit

  • LEVEL 1: What's Hoppening? # BU-08080 (2004) 
  • LEVEL 2: Making Tracks # BU-08081 (2004) 
  • LEVEL 3: All Ears!  # BU-08082 (2004) 

Sheep

  • LEVEL 1: Rams, Lambs, & You # BU-6367 (2003) 
  • LEVEL 2: Shear Delight # BU-6368 (2003) 
  • LEVEL 3: Leading the Flock # BU-6369 (2002) 

Small Pets  

  • LEVEL 1: Pet Pals 1 # BU-6359 (2003) 
  • LEVEL  2: Scurrying Ahead # BU-6360 (2002) 
  • LEVEL 3: Scaling the Heights # BU-6361 (2002) 
  • Guinea Pigs: Cavy Handbook: Guide to Guinea Pigs # 4-H 215R (2012) 

Swine

  • LEVEL 1: The Incredible Pig # BU-08065 (2004) 
  • LEVEL 2: Putting the Oink in Pig # BU-08066 (2004) 
  • LEVEL 3: Going Whole Hog # BU-08067 (2004) 

VETERINARY Science 1

  • From Airedales to Zebras # BU-08048 (2004) 

VETERINARY Science 2

  • All Systems GO # BU-08049 (2004) 

VETERINARY Science 3

  • On The Cutting Edge # BU-08050 (2004) 
Special order resources for groups & leaders in animal sciences
  • Embryology: Chick Quest Teacher Guide # 4-H 167GPM (2016) 
  • Embryology: Chick Quest Logbook # 4-H 167R (set of 25) (2016) 
  • Embryology: Chick 21-Day Calendar # 167P (2016) 
  • Beef Helper's Guide # BU-08146 (2005) 
  • Cat Helper's Guide # BU-08151 (2005) 
  • Dairy Cattle Helper's Guide # BU-08164 (2005) 
  • Dairy Goat Helper’s Guide # BU-08355 (2006) 
  • Dog Helper's Guide # BU-08169 (2005) 
  • Horse Helper's Guide # BU-08058 (2004) 
  • Horse & Horsemanship # CO 200 (2001) 
  • Horse Science # CO 201 (2001) 
  • Meat Goat Helper's Guide # BU-07912 (2003) 
  • Poultry Helper’s Guide # BU-6366 (1995) 
  • Rabbit Helper's Guide # BU-08083 (2004) 
  • Sheep Helper’s Guide # BU-6370 (2003) 
  • Small Pet Group Activity Guide # BU-6362 (2001) 
  • Swine Helper's Guide # BU-08068 (2004) 
  • Vet Science Helper’s Guide # BU-08051 (2004) 
  • The Normal Animal # 4H 131 (2003) 
  • ONLINE: Illinois 4-H Livestock Record

Career and Leadership Development Projects

CAREERS: Build Your Future

  • Build Your Future Notebook # 08561 (2015) 

Entrepreneurship

My Financial Future 1

  • My Financial Future: Beginner # 01441Y (2015) 
  • Mi Futuro Economico – Nivel Principiante # 01442YES (2015) 

My Financial Future 2

  • My Financial Future: Advanced # 01442Y (2015) 

Leadership 1

  • Skills You Never Outgrow 1 # MC0630 (2009) 

Leadership 2

  • Skills You Never Outgrow 2 # MC0631 (2010) 

Leadership 3 

  • Skills You Never Outgrow 3 # MC0632 (2011) 
Special order resources for groups & leaders in career & leadership
  • Build Your Future Facilitator Guide # 08562 (2015) 
  • My Financial Future: Facilitator Guide # 01443F (2015) 
  • Be the “E” Helper Guide # BU-08036 (2004) 

Creative Arts Projects

Communications 1

  • Communications Module 1 # 01508F (2016) 

Communications 2

  • Communications Module 2 # 01509F (2016) 

Communications 3

  • Communications Module 3  # 01510F (2016) 

Creative Writing

  • The Writer in You # 4-H 588 (2016) 

Journalism

  • Journalism # MB0200 (2003) 

Public Speaking

  • Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking # 4-H 377 (2014) 

Interior Design

  • Design Decisions # 4-H 1600 (2009) 

Photography 1

  • Focus on Photography # PC-1 (2019) 

Photography 2

  • Controlling the Image # PC-2 (2007) 

Photography 3

  • Mastering Photography # PC-3 (2007) 

Theatre Arts 1

  • Play the Role: Acting Activities # BU-08070 (2004) 

Theatre Arts 3

  • Set the Stage: Theatre Arts Stagecraft # BU-08072 (2004) 

Video FILMMAKING

VISUAL ARTS: Chalk, Carbon, Pigment

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • Sketchbook Crossroads (Advanced) # BU-08140 (2005) 
  • Portfolio Pathways (Advanced) # BU-08141 (2005) 

VISUAL ARTS: CLAY

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • Sketchbook Crossroads (Advanced) # BU-08140 (2005) 

VISUAL ARTS: Computer Generated art

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • Portfolio Pathways (Advanced) # BU-08141 (2005) 

VISUAL ARTS: Fiber

visual arts: Food Decorating

visual arts: Glass & Plastic

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • Creating Stained Glass Projects # MF0117 (2018) 

visual arts: Heritage arts

VISUAL ARTS: Leather

VISUAL ARTS: Metal

VISUAL ARTS: Nature

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 

VISUAL ARTS: Paper

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • ONLINE: Paper Crafts 

visual arts: scrapbooking

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • 4-H Scrapbooking # MF0116 (2013) 

VISUAL ARTS: 3-dimensional mixed media

  • Getting Started in Art (Beginner) # 4-H 592 (2012) 
  • Sketchbook Crossroads (Advanced) # BU-08140 (2005) 

visual arts: Wood

  • Getting Started in Art # 4-H 592 (2012) 
Special order resources for groups & leaders in creative arts
  • Imagination in Action Beginner Guide # 08445 (2013) 
  • Imagination in Action Inter. Guide # 08446 (2013) 
  • Imagination in Action Advanced Guide  # 08447 (2013) 
  • Theatre Arts Group Helper's Guide # BU-08073 (2004) 
  • Leathercraft Leader’s Guide  
  • ONLINEMetal Enameling Leader Guide 

Environmental Sciences Projects

Entomology 1   

  • Teaming with Insects 1 # 08440 (2014) 

Entomology 2   

  • Teaming with Insects 2 # 08441 (2014) 

Entomology 3    

  • Teaming with Insects 3 # 08442 (2014) 

Beekeeping 1

Beekeeping 2

Beekeeping 3

Forests of Fun 1

  • Follow the Path # BU-08038 (2004) 

Forests of Fun 2

  • Reach for the Canopy # BU-08039 (2004)  

Forests of Fun 3             

  • Explore the Deep Woods # BU-08040 (2004) 

Geology

  • Introduction to the Study of the Earth # MH 0603 (2016) 

Exploring Your Environment 1   

  • Ecosystem Services # 08410 (2010) 

Exploring Your Environment 2 

  • Earth’s Capacity # 08411 (2010) 

Natural Resources 1

  • Step Into Nature # MH0101 (1999) 

Natural Resources 2

  • Explore the Natural World # MH0102 (1999) 

Natural Resources 3

  • Blaze the Trail # MH0103 (1999) 

Outdoor Adventures 1

  • Hiking Trails # BU-08043 (2004) 

Outdoor Adventures 2

  • Camping Adventures # BU-08044 (2004) 

Outdoor Adventures 3

  • Backpacking Expeditions # BU-08045 (2004) 

Sportfishing 1

  • Take the Bait # BU-07598 (2001) 

Sportfishing 2

  • Reel in the Fun # BU-07599 (2001) 

Sportfishing 3

  • Cast Into the Future # BU-07600 (2001) 

Wildlife 1

Wildlife 2

Wildlife 3

Weather 1

Weather 2

Weather 3

Special order resources for groups & leaders in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Shooting Sports

All youth wishing to take a shooting sports project must be enrolled in a 4-H club under the supervision of a certified shooting sports instructor. Youth may not enroll independently.

SHOOTING SPORTS: Rifle .22 Caliber & Air Rifle

  • Rifle Member Record Book # 750 (2012) 

SHOOTING SPORTS: Archery

  • Archery Member Record Book # 751 (2012) 

SHOOTING SPORTS: Shotgun

  • Shotgun Member Record Book # 752 (2011) 

SHOOTING SPORTS: Air & .22 Caliber pistol

  • Pistol Member Record Book # 753 (2016) 

SHOOTING SPORTS: Hunting & Outdoor Skills 

  • Hunting/Wildlife Record Book # 754 (2014) 
Special order resources for groups & leaders in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  • Archery Instructor Manual SSA (2010) 
  • Rifle Instructor Manual SSR (2010) 
  • Shotgun Instructor Manual SSS (2010) 
  • Shooting Sports Coordinator Manual SSC (2010) 
  • Hunting & Wildlife Instructor Manual SSH (2010) 
  • Pistol Instructor Manual SSP (2010) 

Food Systems

Corn

small grains

soybeans

floriculture a

  • Floriculture Level A # 4-H-966 (2005) 

floriculture b

  • Floriculture Level B # 4-H-967 (2005) 

floriculture c

  • Floriculture Level C # 4-H-968 (2005) 

floriculture d

  • Floriculture Level D # 4-H-969 (2005) 

vegetable gardening a

vegetable gardening b

vegetable gardening c

vegetable gardening d

plants & soils 1

  • It's More Than Just Dirt # 380-020 (2007) 

plants & soils 2

  • Stems and Stamens # 380-021 (2007) 

plants & soils 3

  • Sprouting Out and Growing Up # 380-022 (2007) 

 

Global Civic Engagement Projects

Civic engagement 1

  • All About Me # MC0240 (2003) 

Civic engagement 2

  • My Neighborhood # MC0241-R12 (2012) 

Civic Engagement 3

  • My Community and Me # MC0242 (2004) 

Service Learning 1

  • Agents of Change # BU-08182 (2005) 

Service Learning 2

  • Raise Your Voice # BU-08183 (2005) 

CollectIbles

  • My Favorite Things # 4-H 496 (2016) 

Exploratory

  • Welcome to 4-H: An Introduction to 4-H # 01517 (2015) 
  • Bienvenidos a 4-H # 01517ES (2015) 

Family Heritage

  • Family History Treasure Hunt (2018) 4H442 

Passport to the World   

  • 4-H Passport to the World (look for an update soon!)

DIVERSITY & CULTURAL AWARENESS

  • Seeing i2i: Adventures # 4-H 6510 (2015) 
Special order resources for groups & leaders in GLOBAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • ONLINE: National 4-H Council Resources
  • ONLINE: WeConnect 
  • ¡Que Rico! La Cultura Bilingual Guide # BU-08180 (2005) 
  • Service Learning Helper Guide # BU-08184 (2005) 
  • Seeing i2i Leader’s Guide # 4-H 6511 (2015) 
  • 4-H Intercultural Leader Guide # LC0502 (2011) 

Healthy Living and Nutrition Projects

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Cooking 101

  • 4-H Cooking 101 # 01512Y (2015) 

Cooking 201

  • 4-H Cooking 201 # 01513Y (2011) 

Cooking 301 

  • 4-H Cooking 301 # 01514Y (2015) 

Cooking 401

  • 4-H Cooking 401 # 01515Y (2015) 

Food Science 1

  • What's on Your Plate? 1 # 01411Y (2014) 

Food Science 2

  • What's on Your Plate? 2 # 01412Y (2014) 

Food Science 3

  • What's on Your Plate? 3 # 01413Y (2014) 

Food Science 4

  • What's on Your Plate? 4 # 01414Y (2014) 

SPORTS NUTRITION

  • Sports Nutrition: Ready, Set, Grow #4H463 

Food Preservation

  • Can My Tomatoes # PIU-Tom (2014) 
  • ONLINE: Jellies/Jams
  • Make My Pickles # PIU-Pick (2014) 
  • Freeze My Fruits and Veggies # PIU-Freeze (2014) 
  • Dry My Fruits # PIU-Dry (2014) 
  • Can My Vegetables # PIU-Can (2014)  

Health 1

  • First Aid in Action # BU-08174 (2005) 

Health 2

  • Staying Healthy # BU-08175 (2005) 

Health 3

  • Keeping Fit # BU-08176 (2005) 
Special order resources for groups & leaders in healthy living/NUTRITION
  • 4-H Cooking Helper's Guide # 01516F (2015) 
  • What's On Your Plate? Unit 1 Guide # 01415F (2014) 
  • What's On Your Plate? Unit 2 Guide # 01416F (2014) 
  • What's On Your Plate? Unit 3 Guide # 01417F (2014) 
  • What's On Your Plate? Unit 4 Guide # 01418F (2014) 
  • Food Preservation for Leader’s Guide # PIU-LG (2014) 
  • 4-H Foods Demo Guide # ME0385 (2008)
  • Delivering Dynamic Demonstrations # ME0386 (2010) 

STEM projects

Aerospace 2

  • Lift-Off # BU-6843 (2003) 

Aerospace 3

  • Reaching New Heights # BU-6844 (2003) 

Aerospace 4

  • Pilot in Command # BU-6845 (2003) 

Bicycle 1 

  • Bicycling for Fun # BU-08334 (2006) 

Bicycle 2        

  • Wheels in Motion # BU-08335 (2006) 

STEAM Clothing 1

STEAM Clothing 2

  • Simply Sewing #4H2220 (2014) 

STEAM Clothing 3

  • A Stitch Further 

Shopping in Style 1-6

Computer Science visual–based programming

  • Computer Science Through Scratch # 01606Y (2016) 

Computer Science text-based programming

  • ONLINE: go.illinois.edu/4Hcs                                                                                                                           -

Electricity 1

  • Magic of Electricity # BU-6848 (2003) 

Electricity 2

  • Investigating Electricity # BU-6849 (2002)

 Electricity 3

  • Wired for Power # BU-6850 (2002) 

Electricity 4

  • Entering Electronics # BU-6851 (2002) 

Robotics 1

  • Robotics 1 with EV3 # 4-H 507 (2015) 

Robotics 2

  • Robotics 2 with EV3 # 4-H 508 (2016) 

ROBOTICS 3

  • None Available                                                                                                    -

Junk Drawer Robotics Level 1

  • Give Robots a Hand Presenter’s Guide # 08431 (2011)  
  • Youth Notebook # 08435 (2011) 

Junk Drawer Robotics Level 2

  • Robots on the Move Presenter’s Guide # 08432 (2011) 
  • Youth Notebook # 08435 (2011) 

Junk Drawer Robotics Level 3

  • Mechatronics Presenter’s Guide # 08433 (2011) 
  • Youth Notebook # 08435 (2011) 

Small Engines 1

  • Crank It Up # BU-08186 (2005) 

Small Engines 2

  • Warm It Up # BU-08187 (2005) 

Small Engines 3

  • Tune It Up # BU-08188 (2005) 

Maker

 

esports

 

TECHNOLOGIES: 3-D PRINTING AND DESIGN

  • ONLINE                                                                                                 -

Technologies: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems: Drones

Tractor A

  • Starting Up # 4-H-961 (2005) 

Tractor B

  • Tractor Operation # 4-H-962 (2005) 

Tractor C

  • Moving Out # 4-H-963 (2005) 

Tractor D

  • Learning More # 4-H-964 (2005) 

Welding

  • Arcs and Sparks # 4-H 573 (2007) 

Woodworking 1

  • Measuring Up # BU-6875 (2003) 

Woodworking 2

  • Making the Cut # BU-6876 (2003) 

Woodworking 3

  • Nailing It Together # BU-6877 (2002) 

Woodworking 4

  • Finishing Up # BU-6878 (2002) 

Special order resources for groups & leaders in STEM

  • Flight Crew: Aerospace Group Guide # BU-6846 (2003) 
  • Maker’s Guide to Sewing Stuff # 4H 2240 (2014) 
  • Beyond the Needle # 4H 2250 (2014)  
  • Bicycle Helper's Guide # BU-08336 (2006) 
  • Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch Guide # 01607F (2016) 
  • Electric Group Helper's Guide # BU-6852 (1999) 
  • Helper's Guide: Exploring Spaces # CD-08358 (2006) 
  • Small Engines Helper's Guide # BU-08189 (2005) 
  • Woodworking Helper's Guide # BU-6879 (2002) 

CLOVERBUDS for youth 5 to 7 years of age

Cloverbud projects are done in a group setting. Individual manuals are not needed. See these special resources Cloverbud leaders may want to review and use.