The kitchen, the car, playing outside, near water – there so many places you need to be safe. And safe practices help you have more fun! The 4-H safety project can be a stand alone project or with other 4-H projects. You will learn to prevent accidents and injuries by recognizing and correcting safety hazards. This project pairs well with food and nutrition, shooting sports, archery, and any animal projects.
The safety project fits with so many 4-H activities – like being safe around large animals or with outdoor activities like shooting sports. But you can even apply safety principles to your everyday activities like cell phone safety or car seats and seat belts. Share what you learn to keep your family and friends safe too!
Teen Rollover Convincer Presentations
This presentation shows the importance of wearing a seat belt by demonstrating a rollover scenario in which a passenger is not wearing a seat belt and another is wearing one.
- Agricultural safety and health
- Disaster preparedness for youth
- Extension passenger safety
- Hunter education
- Mother’s Against Drunk Driving
- National Ag Safety Database
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Order Take A Stand Curriculum
- Pesticide safety program
- Road wire: a complete traffic safety program toolkit
- Teens in the Driver Seat
4th H for Health Challenge
- 4th H for Health Certificate
- 4th H for Health Challenge FAQs
- 4th H for Health Challenge Leaders Packet
- Healthy Kids Out of School Curriculum
Healthy Lifestyles Invitational
The invitational is held at 4-H Roundup; teams do not have to qualify to enter. First, you are given a story (in each of 8 classes) related to a healthy lifestyles topic and four possible outcomes or choices. You must rank the four choices and are scored on your answer. Then, in the presentation portion, teams must work together to analyze a problem, develop a solution and make a presentation to the judges.
- 2019 Contest Materials
- Sample Class: Fast Food – Class | Reasons
- Sample Class: Physical Safety – Class | Reasons
- Sample Quiz: Food Safety – Quiz | Answer Key
4-H Roundup Educational Presentations
A 4-H Roundup educational presentation is a fun way to share your 4-H project. You can give a education presentation by yourself or with up to four of your 4-H friends. The 4-H Roundup Educational Presentation Competition takes place at 4-H Roundup each year. All presentations should address current issues related to the topic category. Learn more in the “What Is An Educational Presentation” document. There is a Safety and Injury Prevention Educational Presentation at county, district, and state level. Visit the State Roundup webpage to learn more.
Farm Safety Day Camps
How can kids learn to stay safe and healthy on a farm? One way is through a safety day camp, a program that teaches 8- to 13-year-olds the basics of farm safety and health. If you’re concerned about the farm safety for kids in your community, this pamphlet will outline how you can organize and run a safety day camp. You’ll learn: why childhood injuries are so common, and how they can be prevented; what jobs kids shouldn’t be taught—and why; how to design a safety day camp that is entertaining and educational. View the Farm Safety Day Camps website to learn more.