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  • Heads In, Hearts In: Wiggle Jiggle

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use physical activity to practice mindfulness. You will need to listen carefully for instructions.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Mindful Eating

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice mindful eating. The goal of mindful eating is to eat slowly using all of your senses. This activity will challenge you to slow down, eat with mindful attention and focus your energy on the present moment.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Circle Breathing

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use the “Circle Breathing” handout to learn a technique for connecting breathing to visual and hands-on learning.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Calming Jar

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will make a calming jar with the child. As you make the calming jar, let the child choose the colors and add the ingredients.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Mindful Walking

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will take a walk and practice slowing down and trying mindful noticing. The goal is not to complete the activity quickly or to notice the most things.

  • 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: Mindful Dice

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will roll a die and practice a mindfulness activity that goes with each number on the die. You will learn six mindfulness activities you can use when you feel overwhelmed or stressed.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Body Stretching

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will stretch your whole body while engaging in intentional, slow breathing paired with movements.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Slow Stretch

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice pairing your breathing with gentle movements. The goal is not to complete the activity quickly or be the one with the deepest stretch or the longest breath.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Cloud Breathing

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use your breath to explore fast and slow breathing, as well as breathing through your nose and mouth. This activity will teach you to “see” the breaths you take.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Body, Thoughts, Behaviors

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will think about how you process stress and strong emotions.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Five Outside

    Published on January 8, 2021
    Mindfulness can easily be practiced outside. In this activity, you’ll go outside to practice mindfulness using your five senses and each of the fingers on one hand. Remember, your five senses include sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice progressive muscle relaxation, a mindfulness technique in which you intentionally tense up muscles in your body so that when you relax them, you notice and remember what it feels like to have your muscles be relaxed.

  • How to catch a loose horse

    Published on January 8, 2021
    Keep these tips in mind if you ever find yourself needing to catch a loose horse.

  • Updates for obtaining official identification for exhibition swine in 2021

    Published on January 5, 2021
    Changes in acquiring official identification for show pigs.

  • Decade in review of Michigan 4-H International Exchange Programs

    Published on December 29, 2020
    States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs celebrates partnership with Michigan 4-H International Exchange with a decade in review.

  • Michigan 4-H offers international conversations from the continent of Europe

    Published on December 18, 2020
    Highlights of our virtual learning in Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Norway and Estonia. Visit a European country of your choice virtually before traveling there physically.

  • 2020 4-H Virtual Learning Showcase & Auctions

    Published on December 11, 2020
    When the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of many Michigan fairs, MSU Extension and Michigan 4-H teamed up with local community partners to provide an online platform that supported the 4-H experience and continued longtime traditions.

  • 2020 Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase

    Published on December 11, 2020
    In 2020, Michigan State University Extension partnered with the Michigan State Fair to create the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase.

  • Michigan 4-H and Learning to Give partner to support communities

    Published on December 10, 2020
    Michigan 4-H is providing philanthropy education virtually in partnership with Learning to Give organization to continue to support community needs.