Listen up kids in 3rd through 12th grade, it's time to have fun while learning about cool stuff. Kids across Northeast Texas can participate in the Learn and Play Days this summer. From canning to learning to about the materials used to make the clothes we wear everyday.

First question, "do I have to be a member of 4-H to participate?" and the answer is "No."

School maybe out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can't have fun learning new things. The 2017 Northeast Texas 4-H Family Consumer Science “Learn & Play Days” give kids great hands-on opportunities to learn about fashion, canning, kitchen and food safety, how to prepare simple meals, and healthy living.

Each of the six “Play Days” will be held in different counties and are hosted by different county agents. The cost is $5 per day per person and is payable the day of the event. Call your local county Extension office to register no later than 10 days in advance of the workshop.

Play Days are from 1PM to 4PM:

  • June 14th “Kids CANning: in Cass County (Linden)
  • June 21st “Foodies in the Kitchen” in Upshur County (Gilmer)
  • June 28th “Kitchen Challenge” in Cass County (like the TV show “Chopped Junior”)
  • July 19th “Fashion Creations” in Morris County (Daingerfield)
  • July 26th “Clothing & Textiles” in Bowie County (New Boston)
  • August 16 “Living Healthy” in Marion County (Jefferson)

The NE Texas 4-H FCS “Learn & Play Days” are sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program.
Call the Bowie County Extension Service at 903-628-6702 and leave a message or email bowie-tx@tamu.edu for more information.