Elementary

Healthy Living Activities

Consider adding of these appreciation activities to your team. Photo by Laurie Rivetto and Makena Schultz, MSU Extension.

Hold an appreciation afternoon

March 12, 2020

Focusing on appreciation has a personal and professional benefit.

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Heads In, Hearts In: Full Healthy Living Activity Book

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 healthy living activities.

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Healthy Youth Activities for 4-H Leaders and Clubs

March 20, 2017

Health is the fourth "H" in 4-H and an important part of every 4-H members' life!

Literacy Activities

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Heads In, Hearts In: Full Literacy Activity Book

October 23, 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 16 literacy activities.

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Science Activities

Teaching Science When You Don’t Know Diddly-Squat Series

March 2, 2017

You do not need all the answers to teach science. You simply need an inquisitive mind and to be willing to carry out an investigation. Learn how to teach inquiry-based science to youth with any of these lesson guides!

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Heads In, Hearts In: Full Science Activity Book

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 33 science activities.

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4-H Science Blast Activities

December 1, 2015

The ready-to-use lesson plans are designed to help leaders teach youth participants important science concepts and include complete instructions for two experiments.

4-H Animal Science Anywhere

February 23, 2015

The Animal Science Anywhere lesson series is designed to help leaders engage 4-H youth in learning more about animal and veterinary science projects.

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Easy science, math and language arts lessons to do at home

March 13, 2020

Are you a teacher or parent trying to find some lessons that could be done at home? Try these!

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84 easy science lessons you can do at home

March 16, 2020

Are you a teacher or parent trying to find some lessons that could be done at home? Try one of these 84 science activities using supplies you probably already have around the house.

Financial Literacy and Writing Activities

Money around the world — Part 2: Create your own money

October 16, 2017

Creating your own money is a short activity for any 4-H club or event that can help youth articulate their values to others.

Money around the world — Part 3: Dollar bill investigation

October 17, 2017

Learn more about what’s on a U.S. dollar bill and what it tells us.

4-H Money Smarts Contests

Join Michigan 4-H as we hold fun contests and workshops leading up to National Financial Literacy Month and Michigan Money Smart Week. Expand your knowledge and compete with other youth across Michigan to earn prizes in money management challenges.

Community Service Activities

4-H Cloverbuds and Service

Cloverbuds can participate in community service as much as any other 4-H member. Lessons may need to be adapted for developmental appropriateness, but they can achieve the benefits of service regardless of age.