4-H Activities at Home

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2020 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

4-H at Home

We are all at home during this time, and many are searching for creative ways to challenge young minds. Check out the 4-H Inspires Kids To Do Activity Guide. The 30 fun activities include topics like Discovering Butterfly Marks, Exploring Solar Power, Making Bread in a Bag, Building a Marshmallow Catapult, and even making Bath Fizzies. There are activities to spark the imagination of every child. Check it out!

oc 4h fair granola bars

Oldham County 4-H Fair Favorite: Chewy Granola Bars


  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins or dried fruit, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment Needed:
Mixing bowl, Mixing Spoon, Measuring Cups and Spoons, 9 x 9 Baking pan.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat the baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In bowl, combine oats, nuts, brown sugar, and raisins or dried fruit.
  3. Stir in eggs, margarine, and vanilla. Mix until evenly combined.
  4. Press mixture firmly into the prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

Yield: Cut into 12 bars.

Don’t forget to enter your granola bars in the Oldham County 4-H Fair! This year’s fair information will be available online at oldham.ca.uky.edu/4h-fair.

Recipe used with permission from 4-H Cooking 101, p. 35, University of Illinois Extension

Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Program Assistant, and Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent.

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