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2020 Post Rock District 4-H Events & Activities

For State & District 4-H News and additional information concerning these events, see our 4-H Newsletter and Postrock District 4-H Facebook.


Your new flat 4-H Friend is excited to join your family on many adventures throughout the summer! Cut out, decorate and give your flat 4-H Friend a name. Then, go on many adventures together! Your friend wants to understand what it means to Learn by Doing and see how you live through the 4-H Pledge! Capture your adventures with a photo or video. Make a notebook or poster describing your experiences. Share with the Facebook group PRD 4-H Insider Experience, or email a Post Rock District Staff Member to be featured in the group or 4-H Newsletter. Through August 1, 2020, each time you share an adventure, you will be entered in the PRD 4-H Sweepstakes!


Join the PRD 4-H Pen Pal Experience! Our team will partner you with another Post Rock District 4-H member as Pen Pals! We hope you enjoy this experience to build a 4-H friendship across the District as you share about your 4-H experience and project work. Pen Pal Matches will be assigned the first week of April, but you can join anytime. Participants will be emailed their "match details", so you can start building friendships through postal mail and email! Sign up online at: https://forms.gle/GR1kgPPDqJdn7ZqE9


4-H at Home provides critical learning resources for kids and teens while they are home. Explore National 4-H to receive hands-on, educational activities, including activity guides and curriculum to help inspire young people to do, learn, and grow! Find the activities at: https://4-h.org/about/4-h-at-home/.


In lieu of attending camp in person this year, follow along as Kansas 4-H celebrates our favorite parts of the 4-H camping experience. In June, there will be some great camping experiences shared, and you can join in the fun from home! We’ll be sharing the camp excitement in the Kansas 4-H Facebook Page, the PRD 4-H Insider Experience Facebook Group, and at https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/camping/county-camps/index.html. #4HCampLivesOn


Each week, 4‑H will be sharing four at-home learning resources from 4‑H programs across the country. In this week's 4-H at Home activities series, get daily tips on practicing healthy habits and learn how to make your own face cover. Each week, 4‑H will be sharing four at-home learning resources from 4‑H programs across the country. Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. These daily activities can be done at home with supplies found in your home. The series features a range of activities, including yoga, art, STEM, baking, and more! Go to: https://4-h.org/about/blog/4-h-at-home-healthy-habits-sewing-more/. 


Many times older children in some cases are helping look after younger kiddos. K-State Research and Extension has launched a new program, “Suddenly in Charge” aimed at helping older children learn the best ways to handle what in some cases is a new role taking care of younger children, whether in their own homes or those of a neighbor or friend. For the babysitting resources, visit: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/families/suddenly-in-charge/


A group of Kansas 4-Hers and volunteers are taking the organization’s motto to ‘Make the Best Better’ pretty seriously with an ambitious weekly series dubbed ‘Mindful Moments’ in which they will help people of all ages find creative ways to deal with stress during the current pandemic and beyond. The pre-recorded series appear each week on the K-State Research and Extension Facebook page. Currently, the series is scheduled to run through the end of July, with sessions for preschoolers, youth, and adults each month. You can also find the great videos at  kstate.ag/mindfulmoments-playlist.


Post Rock District 4-H has a BINGO challenge for 4-Hers during the spring and summer! Check off things you have completed. See who can get a BINGO first in your family or 4-H Club! Email a picture of you holding your blackout game card to Nora Rhoades, Youth Development Agent, at nrhoades@ksu.edu.


Youth planning to exhibit livestock at the Kansas State Fair and Kansas Junior Livestock Show should pay close attention to K-State Youth Livestock Program Deadlines and Updates. Visit https://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/


Nora Rhoades
District Extension Director
and Youth Development Agent

Post Rock District
307 N. Commercial
Mankato, KS 66956
(785) 378-3174

Kim Naber
4-H Program Coordinator
Osborne Office
Phone: (785) 346-2521

Risa Overmiller
4-H Program Coordinator
Smith Center Office
Phone: (785) 282-6823