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Atchison County



Are You Into It? 

Do you talk to friends? Take part in a school play? Write reports? Read books? If you do, you’re communicating! The world of communication impacts you every day. By participating in the 4-H Communication project, you will explore the exciting world of communication, and learn more about yourself and others.

  • Learn electronic, oral, visual and written communication skills
  • Develop self-confidence through public presentations
  • Practice self-expression and creativity
  • Demonstrate puppetry and stagecraft skills
  • Learn how to organize and present information

Here's What You Can Do All Year! 


Take Communications Further! 

Here are other opportunities to explore Communication:

  • Write a short story or collection of poems. Make copies for your family and friends.
  • Give a presentation or working exhibit at your club meeting and at your county communication event.
  • Write thank you notes to a speaker or a donor to your club program.
  • Organize making posters for display for national 4-H week.
  • Record a radio ad or volunteer to be interviewed on a local radio/TV station.
  • Volunteer to read a book at library.
  • Create and perform a puppet show for library.
  • Teach a younger member how to give a presentation or prepare a working exhibit
  • Create an electronic presentation about your 4-H club activities for members to use in community presentations.
  • Write and direct a skit for a club.
  • Try out for a role in a school play or community theatre production.
  • Write a letter to the editor about the value of 4-H for national 4-H week
  • Create an improvisational comedy club/group
  • Attend Kansas 4-H Youth Conference and participate in workshops and community service projects, listen to motivational speakers, and bring new and exciting ideas back to your community!

 4-H Grows Here


KSU Project Page

Project Resource Videos

Communication and Expressive Arts Spark Activies

Basic Photography

Upcycled Puppets

Step It Up!

Pass it on! Now that you know how, share it with others. Here are ideas to get you started.


  • Volunteer to teach Clover Kids how to do a new skill
  • Try out for a part in a local community theatre production
  • Construct props for a school play
  • Present puppet shows at a daycare


  • Write a short play for your 4-H club to perform
  • Help another member prepare their working exhibit or presentation
  • Volunteer to organize publicity for a community event
  • Direct a school play

Exhibit Ideas

Aug 2-schedule TBA

  • Give an educational presentation, working exhibit, or extemporaneous speech
  • Make a poster to demonstrate use of visual aids
  • Construct puppets and a puppet theatre
  • Prepare an exhibit describing steps in preparing a speech
  • Write a short story (or a novel!)
  • Make an audio file of sound effects to use with a play
  • Prepare a poster about text messaging dos and don’ts
  • Write and exhibit a collection of poems
  • Make an exhibit showing make-up techniques for clowns
  • Make a poster for the 4-H Poster Communication exhibit class
  • Prepare a poster or presentation about social networking and use by teens