Want to Get Some Hands-on Fun This Summer?

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Summer at N.C. Cooperative Extension is usually a busy time as our hands-on interactive Summer Fun Day Camps are in full swing. However, per the request of local and state guidelines, we are doing distance learning opportunities this summer.

To meet the needs of our community and to promote hands-on learning, the goal of our 4-H programming, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Davie County Center has created hundreds of hands-on kits for youth in our community. Each kit contains fun and interactive lessons geared towards learning and healthy living.

Three sets of hands on a table plugging electrodes into an apple

If you’re interested in keeping your hands busy and your brains active, we’ve got several STEM kits available for you. Here are some of the creations you can make:

  • Your own Rain Gauge
  • Paper Rocket Launcher
  • Candy Rocks
  • Ecosystem Jungle
Brown and white cows inside a fence with a group of children looking at them

If you love animals and want to learn more about them, check out the interactive activities in our dairy and pig kits!

  • Coloring sheets
  • Crafts
  • Supplies to make homemade ice cream
a young boy holding a seedling with soil around the base

Work on your gardening skills and get a little dirty as you learn how to grow vegetables and flowers.

  • Coloring book
  • Seeds and soil
  • Cucumber recipe
a girl with braided pig tails and climbing harness scaling an indoor rock climbing wall

Even though our summers look different, we can still be active and find some fun things to do! Find some ways to keep yourself active in these kits which include:

  • Activity log
  • Tips on, screen time & healthy eating
  • Goodies like…
    • Stickers
    • Your own water bottle
    • A frisbee!

A new and exciting kit will be available at our N.C. Cooperative Extension office each week throughout the summer. These kits are free and available to all Davie County youth and families. If interested, please call Rose Vaughan at (336) 753-6100 to pick up a kit.