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Thursday’s With Taylor

This page is designated for Thursday’s with Taylor series! Each Thursday, our 4-H Agent will provide content for our youth, such as fun, at-home activities you can do as a family (or on our own) during this time. We hope you will enjoy and participate!

July 30, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Mason Jar Herb Garden

Come learn how to make the at home mason jar herb garden! Find your favorite herb seeds, a jar or two, some soil and a handful of small rocks. This is all you’ll need to make your very own herb garden! Have fun!

Mason Jar Herb Garden

Here are Miss Taylor’s jars. She planted cilantro!

herb garden jars

July 23, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Catapults

Today we will be learning from Mrs. Beth, the 4-H Agent in Madison County 4-H, Florida. Come learn how to make your very own catapult!

Catapult Facebook Video

July 15, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Mask Self-Portrait

Now that masks are more of a requirement, let’s remember not to forget to stay true to who we are under the mask. In today’s video, you’re going to learn how to draw a self-portrait, but wearing a mask! Come learn more!

Mask Self-Portrait

For the original video, and where Miss Taylor got her information visit Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait!

June 18, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Peanuts to Peanut Butter

Today’s TWT we are discussing how peanuts become peanut butter! We have a reading of that process, as well as some activities for you to have fun with. Enjoy!

Peanuts to Peanut Butter

May 21, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Importance of Water

Today’s video was a LIVE video on our Facebook page! You can watch it online. We discussed why it is important for us to drink water, and found an activity for the whole family! This activity shows you how much water you should be drinking and how to keep track of it. Give it a try! Miss Taylor will be!

How Much Water Do I Drink?

May 14, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – The Water Cycle at Work

Today’s video is a reading of the book The Water Cycle at Work, provided by NC Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom. Typically, during this time the Extension Office helps Soil and Water with Environmental Awareness Days. Since we were unable to hold the event this year, I wanted to provide a short lesson on the Water Cycle. We have a couple activities that we would love for you to do. Be sure to share your products with Miss Taylor –

The Water Cycle at Work by Rebecca Olien

Water Cycle Folder

May 7, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Birds (or Bugs) Eye View

View this video to learn more about viewpoints. Have fun as a family and get outside to capture some photos, while you learn about viewpoints. It’s natural for use to view things in a “normal” viewpoint. We view things in a standing position and often the same in photos. But what if we viewed things in a different viewpoint?

Bird’s (or Bug’s) Eye View

Activity Sheet

April 30, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Calm Jars

View this video to learn more about Calm Jars and how you can use this tool during a hard time. Please reach out to Miss Taylor ( for additional resources, or feel free to share your decorated jar with her!

Calm Jars

Materials can be found here.

April 23, 2020 – Thursday’s with Taylor – Low-Cost Robotic Hand

View this video to learn how to make a low-cost robotic hand! Please share your end results with Taylor by emailing

Low-Cost Robotic Hand

Hand template, as well as the directions and materials.