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Communications: Pieces to a Presentation Puzzle
You are sitting at a 4-H club meeting. Someone tells you that all members should sign up to give a presentation at a future club meeting. Your hands get sweaty, your heart falls into your stomach, and you think, "I have to do what?" Then you watch some of the other members give presentations at the meeting, and they seem to be completely relaxed! It seems like they just get up and start talking. Some people can do this, but most of us have to plan and practice to feel less nervous.

Put your jitters to rest; use this fact sheet to help you prepare for your first presentation. Understanding the steps to prepare will help your first presentation go smoothly. Like a puzzle, a presentation has different pieces that fit together. Let’s look at the pieces to the presentation puzzle.
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Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Home Decor
The elements of design are line, shape, form, color, texture, and space. These are the tools used to design a room or space. The principles of design are balance, emphasis, unity, rhythm, and proportion. The principles of design are how we use the elements of design to create the desired look. By learning and using the elements and principles of design, you will increase your understanding of how and why some things work together and some simply don’t look right.
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Communications - Working Exhibits! What are they?
A working exhibit is the sharing of a talent or showing off a skill! If you have a talent, share it with others. If you know a subject well, tell others about it. If you have a skill, teach it to others.

A 4-H working exhibit gives you the chance to present a topic informally. Your working exhibit should be a "teaching" or "showing" presentation. Every project area could have a working exhibit!
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Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Clothing
Get an introduction to the elements of design (shape/form, color, texture, and line) and the principles of design (rhythm, emphasis, proportion, balance, and unity).
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Clothing 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This 4-H project is designed to help you explore the world of clothing. Fashions fade -- learn to make your style your own and timeless in the clothing project. Discover what looks best on your body, how to make it, where to buy it, and how to care for it.
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Communication 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you talk to friends? Take part in a school play? Write reports? Read books? See how the world of communication impacts you every day by participating in the 4-H communication project area. Learn about yourself and others!
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Digital Storytelling 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In this project area, you get to tell your story or the stories of others by learning all about the production process and technology that makes it possible. Zoom in on animation, video production, editing, sound production, image manipulation, and the secrets to telling a story.
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Home Improvement 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment. If you are interested in creating a new color scheme, selecting new accessories for a room, or to installing a new floor or window covers, this is the project for you.
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Music 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Music rocks! It’s all around us. It's in movies, TV, radio, computers, school, concerts, and just about everywhere! Music sets the mood and is the focus for voice or instrumental performances. Challenge yourself or learn to increase your skill level!
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Photography 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This project area is designed to help you explore the world of photography. From learning about camera equipment to capturing great images and sharing what you have learned with others, you are bound to love photography!
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Sewing 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Use your sewing skills and creativity to make clothes, pillowcases, horse blankets, or anything else that you can stitch, knit, or crochet!
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Visual Art 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you want to express yourself, be creative, and make an impression? The visual arts project area is for you. You can work with paint, chalk, metal, wood, origami, and computers
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Communications Interview Tips and Tricks
Interviews are an important part of our lives. We may participate in an interview when we apply for a job or for college. Interviewing can strengthen and showcase your communication skills such as listening, nonverbal communication, clarity, confidence, and verbal communication. Here are some tips to help you prepare and practice for an interview.
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Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles
A design is a visual plan you can use to create your 4-H project. Everything you can see has a design. Explore the elements and principles of design.
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So You're the Club Photographer
Club photographers can tell the 4-H story with photos that show 4-H'ers in action. Includes a checklist of duties, photo ideas, several photo examples, and helpful tips.

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So You're the Club Photographer (color)
Club photographers can tell the 4-H story with photos that show 4-H'ers in action. Includes a checklist of duties, photo ideas, several photo examples, and helpful tips.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Photography
This project worksheet should be used if you are enrolled in 4H photography for the first year. It may be used in following years to evaluate your growth as a photographer.

This editable PDF can be downloaded, filled out, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Music Project Guide -- 4-H and Youth Development
As you learn more about music, you probably will discover yourself enjoying it more. You can set your own goals for learning activities based on your interests and skills in music.

As you set music project goals, challenge yourself to learn more than you know and can do now. Seek out new experiences and learning opportunities.

In the music project, you can:
• develop and demonstrate performance skills,
• listen to and learn about various types of music,
• compose or arrange music, and
• explore the construction of musical instruments
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Color wheel
Use this publication to select colors or review concepts such as hue, value, and intensity. Use this resource for 4-H project area learning that involves design, including gardening, clothing, home improvement, or visual arts.
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