A day of learning for the entire family

On Saturday, February 24, Fond du Lac County 4-H held its annual Family Learning Day event.  Over 70 youth from around the area were able to choose from 50 different educational sessions.  Parents were encouraged to attend sessions along with their children.  These educational sessions were led by 40 different community members and 4-H volunteers.  Youth and adults learning new skills such as sewing small pillows, decorating with Fondant, learning about chickens and rabbits, how to identify different animal tracks, painting, needle felting, bike maintenance and safety, and so much more. 

4-H Adult volunteers or parents could also learn about how to become a 4-H project leader, learn about resources available, or learn how to improve their leadership skills during sessions just for adults.  New this year the participants also did a community service project as part of their day.  Participants brought in needed supplies to help support the Fond du Lac warming shelter.

Youth not only could participate in sessions, but could also lead them. A few youth took on this leadership opportunity to lead other youth in something that brings them joy such as LEGO brick building or needle felting. Here is what the youth and adults had to say about their experiences throughout the day:

Gallery Glass Ornament participant stated “I thought it was fun, I had never done it.”

 “Instructor was very helpful.” shared a Rice snowman participant

Aluminum shine participant exclaimed “This was the best one!”

Diamond art stickers participant shared “I chose this because it is something I enjoy.”

“So pretty. Love the clase-easier to use. Liked the color info to start.” said a Beaded rainbow bracelet participant

Mindful Movement participant wrote “Loved it! More of the movement/yoga fun next year!”

 “Fun and I learned a lot about flowers.” comment by a Wooden floral ring participant

Pop up cards participant shared “Instructor was very helpful.”

Rabbits and chicken participants reported “I want to do it again next year!” “Loved it all-very informational.”

“It was fun, while also educational.” “If you like trying new things do this.” stated Fun with fondant participants

This is just a small sample of the impact on youth and adults Family Learning Day had.

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