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Family & Consumer Science Projects

Learn how to be a responsible babysitter, how to manage your money, shop for or design and create an outfit, or care for your home. Family & Consumer Science is filled with creative, fun and practical projects - your possibilities are endless!

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Family & Consumer Science Projects

Consumer Education

Learn skills to manage your money wisely.

Home Environment

Learn about interior design, home maintenance or buying a house.

Food & Nutrition

Learn how to pick healthy foods, prepare nutritious meals, and make smart food purchases.


If you find that no single project is quite right for you, you can develop your own project. Be your own researcher, scientist, artist, communicator, and evaluator. Ask your local 4-H leader or Extension staff for resources to help create your own project area.

Clothing & Textiles

Learn to sew and design clothing.

Child & Family Development

Learn about safety, nutrition, games and learning activities for children.


Learn the basic quilting skills, techniques and tools, and study the collecting, conservation, and exhibition of quilts.


4-H Cloverbuds explore and learn about the world in a non-competitive environment by doing fun activities with the guidance of parents or other adult helpers.

State & regional events

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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Consumer Decision Making Judging Contests

Participants judge five classes in the areas of Personal Care, Entertainment & Leisure, Clothing & Textiles, Consumerism & Personal Finance, and Nutrition. Participants also have a questions class where they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info

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