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4-H Youth Development

Performing Arts

Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? Do you like to be creative while performing on-stage or setting up backstage? Then you should jump into this project! You will learn to express yourself in front of a crowd either on-stage, backstage, as a puppeteer or writing your own script. 

Things to Learn/Do in this Project

Age 7-9

  • Learn to express yourself through movement, voice, speech and acting
  • Create and present a play
  • Do skits, pantomime, readings and clowning

Age 10-13

  • Learn about puppets
  • Create a puppet, stage and kit
  • Do puppet therapy

Age 14 and Older

  • Create costumes, sets and props
  • Create a stage setting
  • Do makeup and stage management

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Performing Arts (PA100)

General Performing Arts Resources

Project Leader Resources

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

Career Connections