Heads In, Hearts In: Mindfulness 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 Mindfulness Programming – Mindfulness 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. Mindfulness is the practice of slowing down and paying attention to the present moment. This page includes the full mindfulness activity book containing all 16 mindfulness activities, the staff guide for tips for facilitating a family enrichment event and all 16 mindfulness activities available for download individually.

Heads In, Hearts In Family Enrichment programming is also available in a series of literacyhealthy livingearly childhood, science and family engagement 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: Mindfulness Full Activity Book

    Published on January 8, 2021
    A Delivery Approach to Mindfulness Programming – Mindfulness 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.

  • 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 Mindfulness Activities

Other Activities

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Early Childhood 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 15 early childhood activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Family Engagement 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 topics. By creating a shared educational experience, the family unit will work, grow and learn together.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Healthy Living 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 15 healthy living activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Literacy Activities

    The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds (putting their “heads in”) as a tool to expand their knowledge around literacy. This packet contains all 16 literacy activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Math Activities

    The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds (putting their “heads in”) as a tool to expand their knowledge around literacy. This series contains 16 math activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Mindfulness Activities

    These activities are designed to help MSU Extension staff involve partners in facilitating a family enrichment program around mindfulness. Mindfulness is an approach to education that involves youth and ]families learning together as they focus on a topic.