Resources

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feather Color Match

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, adults will encourage and support children as they practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by matching the colors of feathers to dots on a piece of plastic foam.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feelings Mask

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will explore emotions with the child by creating a mask that represents a feeling or emotion.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Cupcake Counting

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, adults will encourage and support children as they practice their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and counting by placing the correct number of pompoms in the cupcake liner.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Alphabet Sand Writing

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will practice recognizing and writing letters in sand.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Early Childhood Activity Book

    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 packet contains all 15 early childhood activities.

  • Children & Youth Programming: Supporting Child and Family Development

    Published on April 24, 2017
    With a goal of ensuring every Michigan child is prepared with the knowledge, tools and skills to lead a healthy and productive life, MSU Extension’s children and youth programming uses the experiential learning model through which children learn best.

  • Fight Lead Effects with Learning and Play

    Published on February 11, 2016
    Positive early childhood experiences can help limit the effects of lead on kids.

  • Family Book Sheets

    Published on September 18, 2013
    Using books in early childhood is a great way to link new concepts to ideas that children already understand.