25 Motivational 4-H Club Quotes and Sayings

Today’s kids are inundated with electronics and technologies that keep them distracted and stuck indoors. Spending the summer with a 4-H club has never been more important for rounding out the skills our youth are learning. Clubs who want to inspire and captivate members can look for a 4-H quote or slogan that captures the essence of their club’s goals.

25 Motivational 4-H Quotes and Sayings

  1. Move, Work and Learn With 4-H.
  2. Breaking Barriers to Build Bridges in the Community.
  3. Doing More Than You Ever Thought You Could
  4. Planting the Seeds for Greatness
  5. Growing Future Leaders
  6. Exhibiting Skills and Learning Self-Discipline
  7. Making the Best Even Better
  8. Stand Tall, Think Big, Smile Wide and Live 4-H.
  9. Learning Skills and Earning Ribbons
  10. There’s Always Work to be Done
  11. It’s Going to be Another 4-H Summer
  12. Choosing 4-H for Young Leadership, Citizenship and Life Skills
  13. We 4-H For-Now to Learn Skills For-Later.
  14. Summer is Only Really Summer When 4-H is in Full Swing
  15. Building Memories That Last a Lifetime With 4-H
  16. Focusing on the Inner Self and Community Needs
  17. Fair Season is the Best Season
  18. Camping Out in Pens and Crafting in the Off-Season
  19. Because Everyone Should Strive to be a Grand Champion
  20. 4-H: Growing a Stronger Community of Kids
  21. Defining Lives by What We Give
  22. Learning Skills and Making Friends to Last a Lifetime
  23. Kids Growing Into Vital Community Members
  24. Getting Back to Our Roots With a Focus on Crafts, Skills and Agriculture
  25. Keeping Summers About Fun, Friends and the Great Outdoors

Promoting and Organizing Your Club

As your team earns ribbons and work towards State Fair, feel the pride of building an excellent club that focuses more on value than entertainment. While you consider the long-term effect, remember many will only think about the current summer and wonder how they will most want to spend their free days. Slogans and quotes can be printed on everything from your 4-H club t-shirts to your club handouts.

Slogans and quotes aren’t just fun, they are a reminder of why you work so hard to learn new skills, slave over fair projects, sweat out hot days in the tent and wait to discover the results of judging. It is important to remind kids why they are there and help parents stay motivated to bring them back each summer. Team apparel and items will also help introduce friends and relatives of your members to the 4-H club, growing your base for future years to come.

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Go Out There and Do Amazing Things – Be A Hero

Often, we speak of heroes as if they are something out of a comic book or superhero movie. But did you know, that each and every one of you has the potential to be a hero right here, in your own community? My message to the senior class of 2015 is a simple but powerful one: Each of you has the potential to go out there and do amazing things, and be a hero to your community. I’m here to share some ideas of how you can do this.

What does it mean to be a hero? 
What does it mean to be a hero in your community? It might mean a lot of things.
Some heroes might give money to support nonprofits doing important work locally. Some might give time, volunteering to help the needy, save the environment, or grow the local economy. Others might lend their creative talents by writing, taking photographs, or speaking out at assemblies and events.

There are many ways you can be a hero. Some might resonate with you more than others. You don’t have to get up and give speeches…great news if you have a fear of public speaking.

You just have to be willing, and eager, to give what you can from your heart and show up for the people and causes that you care about.

Still want more suggestions of ways to be a hero? How about…

  • Volunteering to teach children or adults to read.
  • Practicing English language skills with community residents who are learning English as a second language.
  • Starting a garden in your community that donates food to your local food pantry, meals-on-wheels program, or soup kitchen. Or teaching disadvantaged individuals to grow their own food and become self sufficient.
  • Spending time in nursing homes keeping seniors company.
  • Organizing a food or clothing drive in your community.
  • Spending a weekend picking up trash from parks, playgrounds, or public areas in your community. Or starting an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of recycling laws in your community or get the community to place more trash and recycling bins in public places so that everyone can do their part to keep the area clean.

Now hopefully these ideas have sparked some interest and gotten you thinking about concrete ways that you can go out and do amazing things to directly support your community.

I just want to touch a bit on why this is important.

Giving back to your community isn’t just important because someone says it’s important. Its not just something you should do because maybe your school has a requirement about it, or your parents tell you that you need to do it.

Giving back to your community not only strengthens your community, it teaches you new skills, encourages a sense of civic responsibility, and makes you feel good when you see your hard work affecting the community.

Now that’s enough. Let’s all commit to go out there, and do amazing things!

25 Inspirational Quotes for Graduates

Graduation is a very big mark in a person’s life, but it is often filled with mixed emotions of fear and nostalgia. When your student is facing to leave behind his time of study, friends and focused pursuit, encourage him or her with quotes that get the inspiration flowing and serve as a reminder of the great things to come.

25 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage the Grad

  • Push towards success and do not fear failure.
  • Let your accomplishments build your self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Graduation is a milestone not a capstone
  • You aren’t there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday
  • We don’t cry because these moments are over, we smile because they happened and there are so many more to come.
  • When you are bold enough to do the knocking, you often find opportunity opens the door to you.
  • Be true to yourself. Follow your passions. Go wherever your heart takes you.
  • The best things in life aren’t always free. Your passion will demand sweat, tears and money to become a reality.
  • You will feel scared. You will feel like quitting. These are all just signs that your dreams are big enough to be worth pursuing.
  • Don’t spend your time counting down the days – make every day count.
  • You can take the road less traveled, or you could go where there are no other travelers and leave a trail.
  • What makes leaving bearable is knowing that you take the best parts with you.
  • You can’t travel across the ocean without the courage to leave the shore and push on when nothing else seems in sight.
  • Moving on up starts with placing one foot in front of the other.
  • Let go of all the yesterdays or they will fog up your vision for tomorrow
  • Do what you love and the rest will follow
  • Remember that neither success nor failure is permanent
  • Knowing something should never extinguish the fire to learn something
  • Moving in a new direction is always scary because of the unknowns and the possible potential
  • Aim for the moon – even if you don’t get there, you’ll be in good company among the stars.
  • Chase your wildest dreams and expect to be bitten and scratched along the way.
  • The days you leave behind are bright, but let the days to come be brighter.
  • Treasure your memories, but don’t get wrapped up in gazing on them too often or you will miss the opportunity to make more.
  • Tomorrow has the same potential for greatness as yesterday did, only you are a bit wiser to the system and prepared to make your efforts count.
  • Cheer for your success and the opportunity to push towards more

Passing on the Knowledge with Graduation Shirts

Consider using your favorite quote or saying on your school’s 8th Grade Graduation or Senior Class T-Shirts.  Graduation students often fondly reminisce of these days gone past, so give them something that brings back good memories and spurs them on towards future success.

25 Best Swimming Sayings and Slogans for Team Shirts

Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities for kids and 41% of all American swimmers are ages 7-17. Aside from an excellent cardio-vascular workout, swimming is easy on the joints and reduces stress. Just like any other club or sports team, swim teams can be motivated by a catchy saying or motivational slogan.

Building a Team With a Strong Slogan

Swimming is hard work and most swim teams are hitting the pool early in the morning before school starts. Get the team motivated with a saying that will keep their eyes on the prize. A team slogan can be funny, serious or witty. Consider the athletes and what will get them motivated for the entire season.

Slap that slogan on team backpacks for their pool equipment or the backs of their swim team shirts and sweatshirts! A great slogan can be used to get your team motivated and ready to go. Teams use their logos, slogans and team names on everything from large banners at their home pools to hoodies they can wear anywhere. Team parents often join in on the competitive spirit when they can purchase bumper stickers and t-shirts with the team slogan.

Your team should carefully consider what you want to focus on, and then incorporate it in a snappy and clever saying that keeps the goal at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Many teams choose a slogan to keep for the year and may change their saying at the start of the next saying.

25 Swim Team Slogans

A great slogan will resonate with those who hear it. These 25 swimming slogans are designed around the sport and should be used to keep morale high:

  • We sweat chlorine.
  • Focus on 50 meters at a time.
  • Stretch for the finish
  • Swim hard, turn smart, push past.
  • One lane to rule them all.
  • Make waves and turn heads
  • Tears and sweat – it’s all the same in the pool.
  • Sharks of the pool
  • Instant athlete – just add water
  • Hard work beats lazy talent.
  • Train like you’re in last place
  • Seven days out of the pool makes one weak
  • Putting in work before the rest of the world is even awake.
  • Forget how good you are and focus on how bad you want it.
  • “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming”
  • We wave the competition
  • Swim like there’s no tomorrow
  • Competitive juices should overcome excuses
  • Extraordinary swimmers have a little extra that the ordinary don’t have.
  • Talent makes good, practice makes great.
  • Pain fades, memories last.
  • Swim today for next week’s meet.
  • Kicking and clawing our way to the finish.
  • Practice with heart, swim intelligence and compete with courage
  • It’s not home unless it smells like chlorine.

25 Elementary School Mottos to Motivate Students

A motto or mantra for a school can be used to remind both children and parents of their goals throughout the year. A good motto will provide a catchy phrase that sums up an idea students and teachers can rally behind.

Writing an Elementary School Motto

Kids in this group are likely ages K-6th grade, so you will want to keep concepts simple, but not babyish. Focus on attitude and perspective. Everyone from that 5-year-old kindergartener to the 11 or 12 year old sixth grader will have to find the saying relevant and relatable.

  • Use simple language
  • Keep mottos very short
  • Repeat the motto daily

25 Examples of Elementary School Mottos

  • Be Smart. Be kind. Be courageous.
  • Reader, writer, problem solver.
  • Honor all, build together.
  • Come together for a better world.
  • I am success.
  • Learn more every day.
  • Community of learning.
  • Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it.
  • Love learning.
  • Excellent attitudes at all times.
  • Serving all for a greater community.
  • One world, many responsibilities.
  • Perform, learn, excel for a better tomorrow.
  • I can do it if I put my mind to it!
  • Every student counts, every moment matters.
  • Families supporting teachers supporting students.
  • Working harder to be smarter.
  • We are all part of a learning family.
  • Bringing my best every day.
  • Dream big and work hard.
  • Beaming talents for a brighter tomorrow.
  • Stop. Think. Speak.
  • Control your attitude and adjust your future.
  • We support superstars.
  • Be safe. Be respectful. Be smart.

Promoting a Saying to Learn By

In order to get students to remember and implement your motto, you will need to remind them of it frequently. Some teachers have their students write the motto on every test or assignment. Others repeat it with empowering activities or games.

You could print up elementary school t-shirts with the mottos on the back and the school logo on the front for students, teachers and parents. Special t-shirts make a great unifying factor on a field trip, helping identify the group and keep everyone together. Bumper stickers, banners and bulletin board designs are also great ways to remind each students of what he or she should be striving for.

Top 20 Funny Turkey Trot Team Names For Your 5k Race Shirts

With Thanksgiving coming up this month, now is the time to begin preparing for the annual tradition that fuels your feast on Thanksgiving:  The Turkey Trot Race.  Taking part in a race like the Turkey Trot can help you make room for that second helping of pie or even just give you more energy to fight off the triptophan effect.

You don’t have to be a fast racer to participate in one of these events. You can even walk if you like. The point is to just be active, burn off some calories, and have fun before you sit down to celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition with your loved ones.

As these Thanksgiving Day races have grown in popularity, more and more people are running in teams of friends and family members, and are getting organized about these teams. In some communities, the event has a real competitive spirit! One way to set your Turkey Trot team apart from the competition is to develop a team name, and get shirts made for all members of the team. Turkey Trot names are often witty or punny, since the race itself can be kind of a goofy holiday tradition. These are our 20 picks for funny Turkey Trot team names for 2014.

 

Top 20 Funny Names for Your Turkey Trot Team

 
1.  Gobblin’ and Hobblin’
 
2.  The Butterballs
 
3.  Will Run 4 Pumpkin Spice Latte
 
4.  Brining Up the Road
 
5.  Stuffin’ Muffins
 
6.  Running Off Our Sweet Potato Pie
 
7.  Pilgrims’ Progress
 
8.  Fowl Players
 
9.  Lean, Mean, Green Bean Casserole Machine
 
10.  Can’t Stop This Gravy Train
 
11.  Flipping You The Bird
 
12.  Got Buns in Our Oven
 
13.  Drumstick Dashers
 
14.  Struttin’ Our Stuffing
 
15.  4 Angry Birds
 
16.  Powerful Thighs
 
17.  50 Shades of Gravy
 
18.  Gobble Till We Wobble
 
19.  Tripped-ophan
 
20.  The Galloped Potatoes
 

Settle on your team name early and publicize it on the race list, to get “first dibs” on the name for your particular race. Then have custom t-shirts screenprinted so that friends and family members who aren’t racing can cheer for you as you go by.

 

Here are 4 Turkey Trot Team Names as T-Shirt Designs.  Click on the designs below to customize for your team.  

 

Gobble Till We Wobble - Turkey Trot Team

4 Angry Birds Turkey TrotGobblin and Hobblin Turkey TrotStruttin Our Stuffing Turkey Trot

Enchantment Under the Sea: 7 Reasons Why It’s The Perfect Theme For Homecoming

What’s up Doc? Are you ready to Boogie Woogie? Where are you gonna’ go to flip your lid and listen to some cool Daddy-O go 18-karat on his axe? The Enchantment Under the Sea dance, of course. When it comes to a homecoming spirit week theme for schools, Enchantment Under the Sea is the bee’s knees.

For those of you who may have forgotten, the Enchantment Under the Sea dance is a fictional dance from the film “Back to the Future.” The dance was held at Hill Valley High School in 1955 (hence all the Daddy-0 and bee’s knees business).  Here are 7 reasons why Enchantment Under the Sea is the perfect homecoming spirit week theme for schools?

1. Is there anything more fun than a 1950s-style dance? It gives all the teachers the chance to dust off their dance moves and do the Lindy Hop.

2. In “Back to the Future,” Hill Valley High School was trying to save the town’s beloved clock tower. While your school newspaper may not be printing headlines like “Save the Clock Tower,” chances are there’s something in your town or school that needs to be saved, fixed, or replaced. Spirit week is the perfect time for a community Lend-O-Hand day.

3. Marvin Berry and the Starlighters was the band at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in “Back to the Future.” Shouldn’t high school spirit week host a Battle of the Bands?

4. Admission for the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in 1955 was $1.00. Why not have a day during spirit week when everything sold at the student store or snack bar has 1950s prices.

5. There was no iPhone, Facebook, or any other type of social media technology in 1955. What better way to illustrate the connectedness and camaraderie of high school spirit week than to host a Day without Technology?

6. Just like George McFly and Lorraine Barnes, some high school couple is sure to fall in love.  Why not have a 1950’s inspired Heart-O-Gram day.

7. “Be There or Be Square.” It’s the perfect slogan for a 1950s Slogan Shirt Day, so get creative.   See more Homecoming Shirt Ideas here.

And you never know. The special guest might be none other than Calvin Klein. No, that’s a joke. But if you haven’t seen “Back to the Future” in a while, you may want to dig around for those old VHS tapes. Go Daddy-0!

Check out these Enchantment Under the Sea Homecoming Shirt Designs.

 

Homecoming Sea Splash Dance

Enchantment HomecomingHomecoming Enchantment ShellEnchantment Sea HorseHomecoming Sea ThemeEnchantment Beats Under the Sea Enchantment RomanceTrident Sea DanceBe Square Dance

Homecoming Rock

Celebrate School Fall Festivals and Events with These Shirt Design Ideas

The days are shorter, the nights are crisp, and the kids head back to school. It must be fall. And let’s not forget all the beautiful autumn colors either, or the steady diet of pumpkin lattes you’ll be indulging in until Christmas time. Fall is also a time of outdoor festivals and events. From autumn craft fairs and fall foliage festivals to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, communities across the U.S. celebrate the arrival of fall with all sorts of special events -and chances are participants are enjoying themselves with a piping hot cup of cider in one hand and a cider donut in the other. However, amidst the leaf peeping and apple picking there are two events in the fall that stand above the rest: Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Oktoberfest

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual international health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. High schools throughout the nation will be hosting fundraising events. Car washes, bake sales, silent auctions, walks, runs, and bike rides are just a few of the creative Pink Out fundraising events students have organized to increase awareness of the disease. These annual events help to educate young women about breast cancer, and at the same time they create a sense of responsibility, togetherness, and school unity. You can support the cause with one of our custom designed Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts. If you’re participating in a walk or race, we can customize the shirt with a name, slogan, and date.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held in Munich, Germany, but almost every town in America has a variation of the beloved Bavarian event. In other words, you don’t need to book a flight on Lufthansa to enjoy knockwurst, bratwurst, entertainment, and dancing. And let’s not forget those traditional German pretzels, either. While dirndl dresses and lederhosen are the traditional style of dress at Oktoberfest, you can show off your festival spirit with one of our customized Oktoberfest t-shirts. While you’ll probably never put on a pair of lederhosen again, you can enjoy an Oktoberfest t-shirt long after the schnitzel is gone and the dancing is over.

Cool and Funny Class of 2015 Quotes and Sayings

Without a doubt, graduating high school is a big deal. You’ve made it through freshman year, gained some wisdom as a sophomore, partied as a junior and enjoyed the status of a senior. It all adds up to some fun and cool experiences.  Commemorate and celebrate the special occasion with a funny or cool t-shirt. Here’s a list of some funny and cool sayings that are in for 2015 Senior Class T-Shirts.

Funny 2015 Senior Class T-Shirts

  • No, no. no.  That wasn’t a haughty laugh of disdain.  That was the supremely satisfied chuckle of a genuine, graduating Senior!
  • The rumors of my academic dismissal have been greatly exaggerated.  I’m graduating!  Class of 2015
  • Four Years of Hard Work and All I get is a Piece of Paper and Handshake? Class of 2015
  • If my pride swelled any more, I couldn’t fit into this shirt!
  • Darwin was right.  The strong survive.  Class of 2015
  • We’re the ones your mother warned you about.  Class of 2015
  • Graduate of 2015: Now What?
  • If I thought I’d make it this far, I would’ve paid more attention in first grade!
  • Trust Me I’m a senior
  • Inside this shirt is a living, breathing, SENIOR!
  • “I may be a senior, but so what! I’m still hot” ~ Betty White
  • Go ahead.  Stare.  I’m an upperclassman!
  • Graduation.  The day we trade routine for sunscreen.  Class of 2015
  • Smart and good-looking!  Ah, it’s good to be a Senior!
  • Ah, life is sweet at the top of the food-chain!
  • Can’t touch TH15!
  • Graduation.  The end of a 12 year depression.
  • Oh, it feels so-0-o good. Class of 2015
  • Look out, world.  AHS unleashes the class of 2015.
  • One day we went to kindergarten and they never let us out!  Class of 2015
  • If at first you don’t succeed, then you are not us.  Class of 2015
  • Yes, I am that proud.  Class of 2015
  • We’re on the books! (And off ’em too!) Class of 2015
  • Make way, ye lowly underclassmen!  Here comes a Senior!
  • From zygote to Senior in just 18 years!  Now that’s progress!
  • Senior Class of 2015 are:  a) Stunningly smart b) Achingly sexy c) Fiercely proud  d) All of the above, of course!
  • It’s been hard to look busy for 12 years.  Class of 2015
  • Don’t blink.  I’m outta here!  Class of 2015
  • At the 10-year reunion, I plan to be:  a) Rich b) Famous c) Even better-looking! d) All of the above, Silly!
  • It’s been fun but glad I’m done.  Class of 2015
  • Caught you looking!  Class of 2015

Cool 2015 Senior Class T-Shirts

  • Attitude, Attitude and More Attitude: Class of 2015
  • 1492: Columbus discovers America.  1969:  Man walks on the moon.  2015:  America High graduates its best class ever!
  • Class of 2015: The Year Greatness was Born
  • The few.  The proud.  The Seniors!
  • Wow, I can feel your envy from here!  Class of 2015
  • The worlds not ending, we’re just taking over.  Class of 2015
  • I’m so looking forward to missing all this.  Class of 2015
  • Some have a story.  We have a legacy.  Class of 2015
  • Freshman fear us.  Sophomores bow down to us.  Juniors want to be us. 2015 Seniors
  • Class of 2015: Honor and Obey Thy Seniors and We’ll Let You Live
  • Class of 2015 Takes Over the World: Apocalypse Now
  • Mission Accomplished.  Class of 2015
  • 2015:  The year they broke the mold.
  • Yea, Baby! I’m a Senior!
  • Today, look at me.  Tomorrow, read about me!  Class of 2015 will change the world!
  • Class of 2015: You’re in the Presence of Greatness
  • Just Made H15tory! (other making H15tory shirt phrases)

>> Let us know your favorite quote or saying along with your school name and we’ll add it to our list.

Makin’ H15TORY: Custom T-Shirt Phrases Celebrating the Class of 2015

What can we say about your last year in high school? To quote the great Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” That’s your senior year in a nutshell. From fall football games to prom in the spring, school life is gonna’ move pretty fast. But don’t worry because you can capture all the memories of your last year of high school with customized 2015 Senior Class T-shirts. Try these phrases on for size.

You WI5H You Could Be Like Us!

Hey, it’s your last year. There’s nothing wrong with chiding the underclassmen. They’ll be doing the same thing in a few years.

TH15 Is It!

It’s a short and simple phrase, but it celebrates everything you’ve been working towards for four years: Graduation. This T-shirt is all about finally tossing that cap in the air.

We R15E Above All

It’s motivational. It’s inspirational. It could be the chant that erupts in the bleachers when there’s a minute left on the clock and your high school football team is on the opponent’s 20-yard line. Or it could simply be the phrase that sums up everything that you’ve accomplished, through the good times and the bad, in four years of high school.

Makin’ H15tory

Yes, you certainly are, seniors. And you earned it. High School graduation is one of life’s historic milestones. With this custom designed T-shirt, you’ll never forget it. Even when “life is moving pretty fast.”

Making H15tory Class of 2015 Shirt Designs

 

W15H you could be LIKE US

TH15 IS IT SENIORSR15E Above SeniorsOur Class is Making H15tory