The Henrico 4-H "Just R.E.A.D. - Reading and Engaging in Agriculture Daily" at-home learning kits are geared for youth ages 5-11. Through these kits, youth will learn about an agricultural topic. See dates below for specific topics. The kit includes one book with an accompanying lesson plan and hands-on activity that comes with all the supplies you need. Kits are $10. Kits will be available for pick-up monthly at the "Digging Science" club meetings or at the Henrico Extension Office.
Please click on the appropriate Add to Cart button(s) on this page to purchase your desired kit(s). If purchasing multiple months, please hit all appropriate Add to Cart buttons before proceeding to Checkout.
You will be given the option during checkout to register as an Individual or as a Family/Group. If you are registering one child, please select Individual Registration. The registration account should be in the child’s name. If you are registering 2 or more children, please select Family/Group Registration and follow these instructions to complete your checkout: Family/Group Instructions.
October 20, 2022 - Squash
Youth will learn about decomposition, composting, and soil through a hands-on experiment and observation
November 10, 2022 - Apples
Youth will learn how apple cider is made and make their own tasty apple treat!
December 15, 2022 - Cranberries
Youth will learn how cranberries are grown and processed into the yummy cranberry sauce, often eaten at holiday meals. They’ll use their scientific knowledge to complete a science experiment.
January 12, 2023 - Farm-to-Table
Youth will learn where their lunch was grown and the journey it took to find its way to their lunchbox.
February 16, 2023 - Pancakes
Youth will learn about pancakes and maple syrup through this hands-on activity.
March 16, 2023 - Butterflies
Youth will learn the process of metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly and complete some fun, educational crafts.
April 20, 2023 - Recycling
Youth will learn about plastic pollution in the oceans and the importance of recycling.
May 18, 2023 - Vegetables
Youth will learn about which part of the plant they eat and design their own vegetable garden.
June 15, 2023 - Cheese
Youth will celebrate National Dairy Month by learning how cheese is made and make their own!
*Buy all 9 kits by October 14th for $85 ($5 discount). Discount is not available after October 14th. Please be sure to check the Apply a Discount box on the 9th kit to receive your Just R.E.A.D Multi Kit Discount.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Carter Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Henrico County Extension Office at 804-501-5160 during the business hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.