During these unprecedented times, MSU Extension knows you are looking for new and unique ways to meet ongoing community needs. As you work to support youth, MSU Extension has developed a series of resources and curriculum that can aid these efforts. Available in a variety of topics and age groups, these materials can be sent virtually or individually printed and disseminated to students and/or families for use at home. 

Early Childhood 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. Go To Page

Family Book Sheets

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Using books in early childhood is a great way to link new concepts to ideas that children already understand. View Document

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Science Activities for Young Minds

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Learn ideas for facilitating science with young children so they gain important life skills and experience the excitement of science exploration. View Document

Healthy Living Activities

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. Go To Page

Healthy Youth Activities for 4-H Leaders and Clubs

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

Literacy 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. Go To Page

Crafts Around the World Series Asia: Japanese Origami 4-H Clover

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This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice Japanese origami paper folding. View Document

Science Activities

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. Go To Page

4-H Animal Science Anywhere

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

4-H Science Blast in the Class

Science Blast in the Class is a great resource for teachers in the classroom, those working in after-school programs or as part of a club. The guide includes 13 hands-on lessons as well as support materials to enrich the learning process. Go To Page

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

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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! View Document

Online Learning Resources

Remote Learning and Resources

Remote Learning and Resources is your one-stop-shop for all things MSU Extension has to offer online - from personal budgeting articles to activities for your children. Go To Page