4-H FCS Project Toolbox

fcstoolbox_headerThe Texas 4-H Youth Development Program places great value on the 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences projects. These projects expose 4-H members to the academic disciplines for family and consumer science and help them gain valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to daily life. These projects also teach leadership skills.The 4-H FCS Project Toolbox was developed as a resource for volunteers and county Extension agents to use when managing and leading 4-H FCS projects at the county level. General project information is provided as well as project resources and activities for each of the seven FCS projects.

General Project Information:

  • Introduction to 4-H FCS Projects – PDF
  • Project Timeline – PDF
  • FCS Toolbox Image – JPG

Resources for Volunteers:

  • Roles of a Volunteer – PDF
  • Ages & Stages of Youth Development – PDF
  • Developing Project Workshop Agendas
    • Sample Agendas: Short Time Frame with Small Group – PDF
    • Sample Agendas: Short Time Frame with Large Group – PDF
    • Sample Agendas: Medium Time Frame with Large Group – PDF
    • Sample Agendas: Long Time Frame with Medium Group – PDF
  • Club Meeting/Activity Report – PDF
  • Project Meeting Report – PDF
  • Sample Sign-In Sheet – PDF

Agent Resources:

  • Developing a FCS Volunteer Training Plan – PDF
  • Sample FCS Volunteer Training Plan – PDF
Food & Nutrition Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF
  • Video: Food and Nutrition MyPlate Resource – link

Web Resources

  • Basic Food Preparation – PDF
  • Food & Nutrition – PDF
  • Food Safety – PDF
  • Healthy Snacking – PDF
  • Table Etiquette – PDF

Workshops

  • Enjoy Healthy Food that Tastes Great – PDF
  • Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks – PDF
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget – PDF
  • Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off – PDF
  • Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle – PDF
  • Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well – PDF

Lesson Plans

  • Lesson Plan – Create a Healthy Plate (1) – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Create a Healthy Plate (2) – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Hula Hoop Relay – PDF
  • MyPlate Leader Guide – PDF
  • What’s on MyPlate Game – PPT
Clothing & Textiles Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF

Lesson Plans and Resources

Design Dazzle:

Workshop Agenda – PDF

    • Pillowcase Pizazz – PDF
    • Pajama Pants – PDF
    • Elements & Principles of Design PowerPoint – PPT

Clothing Camp:

It’s a Jungle in Here – PDF

    • Picture Pillow – PDF
    • Pampered Pets – PDF
    • Juice Wrapper Coin Purse – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Mission: New Identity! – PDF
  • Design Elements – PDF
  • Fleece Tie Blanket – PDF
Consumer Education Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF

Lesson Plans and Resources

  • Lesson Plan – Study Time!!! – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – How to Read a Consumer Scenario – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – How to Read a Consumer Scenario and Pick out the Essential
    Product Information – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Taking Notes – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Giving Reasons – PDF
  • CDM Notetaking Form – PDF
  • CDM Note Format Example – PDF
  • CDM Reasons Guidelines – PDF
Family Life Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF

Lesson Plans and Resources

  • Lesson Plan – Child Development Skill-a-Thon: Babysitting Safety – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Child Development Skill-a-Thon: Choosing Toys for Children – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Child Development: Poison Look-alikes – PDF
Health Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF

Lesson Plans and Resources

  • Lesson Plan – First Aid – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Physical Activity – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Don’t Hold your Breath – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Smokeless Tobacco Oral Destruction – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Gross Mouths – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Nicotine the Most Deadly Addictive Drug – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Secondhand Smoke – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Tar and Smoking – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Nicotine Makes the Heart Work Harder – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Make Your Own Spit Tobacco – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Tobacco and Your Spending Money – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Staying Hydrated – PDF
House & Home Environment Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF

Lesson Plans and Resources

  • Lesson Plan – Home Accessories – PDF
  • Elements and Principles of Design in Home Improvement – PDF
Safety Project
  • Project Overview – PDF
  • Project Goal Setting Worksheet – PDF

Lesson Plans and Resources

  • Lesson Plan – Teens and Safety Belts – PDF
  • Lesson Plan – Protecting Yourself from the Sun’s Harmful Effects – PDF

Contact:

Dr. Courtney Dodd
Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-845-6533
Fax: 979-845-6495
E-mail: cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu

Mrs. Angela McCorkle
Extension Assistant – Family and Youth
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
The Texas A&M University System
2251 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2251
Phone: 979-845-1150
Fax: 979-845-6496
Email: ARMcCorkle@ag.tamu.edu

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