Heads In, Hearts In: Family Engagement Activities

4-H's mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. One goal to achieve that mission is to connect in-school learning with out-of-school-time opportunities that enhance learning. That's precisely the focus of Heads In, Hearts In: A Delivery Approach to Family Enrichment 4-H Programming. These resources encourage youth and families to use their minds (putting their "heads in") as a tool to expand their knowledge around variety of topic areas. By creating a shared educational experience, youth and their families will work, grow and learn together, putting their "hearts in" to the process.

Heads In, Hearts In: A Delivery Approach to Family Enrichment Programming – Family Engagement Activities are designed to help Michigan State University Extension staff members to involve partners in facilitating a family enrichment program around the topic of early childhood education. Family enrichment programming is an approach to education that involves youth and their families learning together as they focus on a topic. This page includes the full family engagement activity book containing all 16 family engagement activities, the staff guide for tips for facilitating a family enrichment event and all 16 family engagement activities available for download individually.

Heads In, Hearts In Family Enrichment programming is also available in a series of literacyhealthy livingearly childhood and science activities! For information on bringing a family enrichment event to our community or school, contact your local MSU Extension office or Jodi Schulz at (989) 895-4026 or schulzj@anr.msu.edu.

  • 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: Staff Guide

    Published on October 18, 2018
    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 guide will offer suggestions to getting started with this family enrichment program.

Individual Family Engagement Activities

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Other Activities

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    Heads In, Hearts In: Science Activities

    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 33 science activities.