4-H Projects

Photo: Making a craft.

Do you like science, cooking, the arts, or animals? There are many interesting projects to do as part of 4-H. It is amazing what you can learn by completing a 4-H project. You not only have fun learning about a topic you like, but also gain life-skills like responsibility, record keeping, and working with others.

The list of potential 4-H projects is endless. The list below has many common projects. Those with National 4-H Curriculum have National Curriculum after the title. Projects with New Jersey-approved curriculum, record books and/or state events have New Jersey after the project title.

Citizenship

Civic Engagement

Citizenship and Civic Engagement National Curriculum New Jersey
Cultural Education National Curriculum
Global Education
Latino Cultural Arts National Curriculum

Community/Volunteer Service

Community Service
Service Learning National Curriculum

Leadership and Personal Development

Financial National Curriculum
Leadership and Personal Development National Curriculum New Jersey
Workforce Readiness National Curriculum

Communications and Expressive Arts

Arts & Crafts
Clowning/Mime
Dance/Movement
Drama/Theater National Curriculum
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Filmmaking National Curriculum
Music/Sound
Photography, Video National Curriculum
Public Speaking and Communication Arts National Curriculum New Jersey
Reading Literacy National Curriculum
Speaking/Radio/TV
Visual Arts National Curriculum
Writing/Print

Healthy Living

Foods and Nutrition

Food Safety
Foods and Nutrition National Curriculum New Jersey
Foods - Microwave National Curriculum
Foods Preservation
Health Rocks National Curriculum
Health and Fitness National Curriculum New Jersey
Home Nursing, First Aid/CPR

Personal Safety

ATV Safety
Automotive Safety
Bicycle Safety
Emergency Preparedness
Safety
Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification

Science, Engineering & Technology

Consumer and Family Science

Sewing National Curriculum New Jersey
Child Development, Child Care, Babysitting National Curriculum
Consumer Education National Curriculum
Home Environment
Parenting and Family Life Education

Animals

Alpacas and Llamas
Aquaculture
Beef National Curriculum New Jersey
Cats National Curriculum
Dairy Cattle National Curriculum New Jersey
Dogs National Curriculum New Jersey
Emus and Ostriches
Goats - Dairy National Curriculum New Jersey
Goats - Meat National Curriculum New Jersey
Goats - Pygmy New Jersey
Herpetology (Reptiles) New Jersey
Horse & Pony National Curriculum New Jersey
Poultry and Birds National Curriculum New Jersey
Rabbits and Cavies National Curriculum New Jersey
Sheep National Curriculum New Jersey
Small Animals/Pets National Curriculum New Jersey
Swine National Curriculum New Jersey

Plant Science

Crops/Weeds
Gardening National Curriculum
Flower Gardening/House Plants
Ornamental Horticulture
Plants

Environmental Education/Earth Sciences

Adventure/Challenge
Composting
Earth, Water, and Air
Energy
Environmental Education/Earth Sciences National Curriculum
Environmental Stewardship
Forestry National Curriculum
Forests, Rangeland and Wildlife
Geology and Minerals
Household Hazardous Waste
Outdoor Education/Recreation National Curriculum
Recycling
Shooting Sports New Jersey
Soils and Soil Conservation New Jersey
Waste Management
Water
Weather and Climate
Fishing National Curriculum
Wildlife and Fisheries

Biological Sciences

Animals Science
Aquatic Science
Biological Sciences
Entomology and Bees National Curriculum
Food Science
Marine Science
Meat Science
Plant Science
Poultry Science and Embryology
Veterinary Science National Curriculum

Technology and Engineering

Aerospace National Curriculum
Automotive
Bicycle
Computer Technology National Curriculum
Electric National Curriculum
Engines, Tractors and Field Equipment National Curriculum
Geospatial National Curriculum
Robotics National Curriculum
Science/Technology Literacy
Wood Science and Industrial Arts National Curriculum

Physical Sciences

Astronomy
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
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