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  • Heads In, Hearts In: Body, Thoughts, Behaviors

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will think about how you process stress and strong emotions.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Mindful Walking

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will take a walk and practice slowing down and trying mindful noticing. The goal is not to complete the activity quickly or to notice the most things.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice progressive muscle relaxation, a mindfulness technique in which you intentionally tense up muscles in your body so that when you relax them, you notice and remember what it feels like to have your muscles be relaxed.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Mindful Eating

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice mindful eating. The goal of mindful eating is to eat slowly using all of your senses. This activity will challenge you to slow down, eat with mindful attention and focus your energy on the present moment.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Circle Breathing

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use the “Circle Breathing” handout to learn a technique for connecting breathing to visual and hands-on learning.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Five Outside

    Published on January 8, 2021
    Mindfulness can easily be practiced outside. In this activity, you’ll go outside to practice mindfulness using your five senses and each of the fingers on one hand. Remember, your five senses include sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Slow Stretch

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice pairing your breathing with gentle movements. The goal is not to complete the activity quickly or be the one with the deepest stretch or the longest breath.

  • 2020 Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase

    Published on December 11, 2020
    In 2020, Michigan State University Extension partnered with the Michigan State Fair to create the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase.

  • 2020 4-H Virtual Learning Showcase & Auctions

    Published on December 11, 2020
    When the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of many Michigan fairs, MSU Extension and Michigan 4-H teamed up with local community partners to provide an online platform that supported the 4-H experience and continued longtime traditions.

  • Sesiones de Escucha de Extensión de MSU (por sus siglas en inglés): Temas de Sesiones de Español

    Published on November 3, 2020
    Las comunidades de Michigan han experimentado muchos cambios desde marzo de 2020. Por aprender acerca de las necesidades de los jóvenes durante estos tiempos difíciles, la Extensión de la Universidad de Michigan State organizó una serie de 23 sesiones.

  • MSU Extension Listening Sessions: Themes from Spanish Language Sessions

    Published on November 3, 2020
    To learn about the needs of Michigan youth during the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, MSU Extension hosted a series of 23 listening sessions. To learn the educational needs of Latinx parents specifically, two of the 23 sessions were conducted in Spanish.

  • 2020 Fall VANTAGE

    Published on November 1, 2020
    The VANTAGE newsletter is published for members of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. The 2020 fall edition of VANTAGE features trustee elections, community support, outstanding alumni, and much more.

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Resource List

    Published on October 27, 2020
    This document contains curriculum, website links, games and simulations devoted to creating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Head to Toe

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will teach the child a technique for feeling calm by doing a head-to-toe body scan. A body scan is like a check-in with your body to see if you are holding tension in your muscles.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: The Feelings Song

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will teach the child a song about feelings. While singing the song, they will practice naming emotions and talk about some strategies for managing those emotions or ways to calm down.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Family Engagement Activity Book

    Published on September 30, 2020
    The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds as a tool to expand their knowledge around a variety of topic areas. This packet contains all 16 family engagement activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Copycats

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will practice modeling with the child by being copycats. They will practice copy in and following you, and you will practice following and copying them as you do various activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Peekaboo Feelings

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will play a game of peekaboo with the child while practicing expressing various emotions. This will give the child the opportunity to learn the emotions so they can learn and practice their emotional literacy.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Guess What Feeling

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will use a feelings chart to help the child identify and name their emotions. This is a great opportunity to talk about feelings with the young child and to label or name the feelings that they see.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Signs & Gestures

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will teach the child signs or gestures to communicate. Then you will encourage the child to communicate using those signs. Young children are often frustrated when they can’t communicate what they need.