• Helping Create A Solid Foundation For Children

    Published on January 19, 2023
    MSU Extension’s early childhood development programs support families with young children by helping parents and caregivers increase early childhood science, math and pre-literacy skills, and enhance children’s social and emotional development.

  • Michigan 4-H New Family Welcome Packet (4H1769)

    Published on October 4, 2022
    This packet is useful for families who are unfamiliar with 4-H and have just joined or want to learn more. This publication is restricted to MSU Extension 4-H staff only.

  • Parenting the Preschooler: Intellectual Development Overview

    Published on July 11, 2022
    The Intellectual Development series is part of MSU Extension's “Parenting the Preschooler” curriculum. The sheets will help parents learn how to develop their preschooler's thinking skills, increase world awareness, and strengthen language and memory.

  • Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH in Michigan

    Published on June 27, 2022
    Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH (SPF), which is part of the USDA Farm Bill, is a program aimed at older adults, helping them incorporate more fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Hello! Who Is Calling?

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build a model of a telephone. The goal of this activity is to build a model of a telephone to see which materials allow sound waves to travel best.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Humming Harmonica

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build two harmonicas and practice using the engineering process to create harmonicas that make different sounds.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: A Tube Rube

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will design and build a Rube Goldberg machine to get a marble through a cardboard tube and into a cup.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Index Apex

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build a tower structure with the goal of building a tower with the highest apex using index cards.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Building Like a Beaver

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will practice using the engineering process to build a model of a dam. The goal of this activity is to build a dam that prevents water from flowing freely and creates a pool or pond.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Paper Airplane Race

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will make a paper airplane that goes the farthest. You will also explore the role that aerodynamics, thrust and gravity can play in how far it will fly.