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  • Heads In, Hearts In: The Feelings Song

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will teach the child a song about feelings. While singing the song, they will practice naming emotions and talk about some strategies for managing those emotions or ways to calm down.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Matching Feelings

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will help the child match “Emotion Cards.” This is a great opportunity to talk about feelings and emotions with the young child and to label or name the feelings and emotions that they see.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Calming Scavenger Hunt

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will help the child go on a hunt for calming techniques. Teaching the child lots of ways to help them feel calm and connected when they feel overwhelmed and out of control will help prepare them to handle their big emotions.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feelings Puppet Show

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will create feelings puppets with the child. These feelings puppets will allow the child to practice identifying and acting out emotions.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Signs & Gestures

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will teach the child signs or gestures to communicate. Then you will encourage the child to communicate using those signs. Young children are often frustrated when they can’t communicate what they need.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Reading with Emotions

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will read a book with the child and practice identifying and naming the emotions you see from the characters in the book.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feelings Fort

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will make a feelings fort, a quiet space where a child can calm down when they feel overwhelmed or feel a strong emotion.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Why I Love You

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will think about all the reasons you love the child and share those reasons with them. Communicating how you feel is a way to show the child that you love them unconditionally and will help the child understand their self-worth

  • Natural and Organic Label Claims

    Published on September 30, 2020
    Natural or organic label claims are used on food products to describe how they were grown, raised, and/or processed. Two government agencies oversee the production and labeling of food in the United States to ensure that label claims are truthful.

  • Program & Event Announcement Template

    Published on September 29, 2020
    A program or event announcement can be a helpful marketing tool, especially during times of virtual programming. Consider adding a program/event announcement as part of your outreach efforts. The template and example on this guide can assist these efforts.

  • Statewide Ballot Proposal 2020: Search Warrants for Electronic Communications

    Published on September 18, 2020
    This proposal would amend Article I, Section 11 of the Michigan Constitution to specify that electronic data and communications would be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures and that a warrant would be required to gain access to those materials.

  • Horse Manure Management Plans

    Published on September 18, 2020
    Overwhelmed by horse manure? If you answered yes to this question, it may be time to reevaluate your current management practices.

  • Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles for Positive Youth Development: Virtual Programming Focus

    Published on September 9, 2020
    Keep in mind the 4-H Guiding Principles and how to view them through a virtual programming and diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.

  • Bulletin E-3422 Introduction to Zoning and Taxation

    Published on September 2, 2020
    A bulletin by MSU Extension's Beginning Farmer DEMaND Series that provides an introductory explanation of property rights and protections, regulations, and liabilities associated with real property ownership in Michigan.

  • 4-H Online 2.0 Family Guide

    Published on September 1, 2020
    The first step to becoming a 4-H member, volunteer, or participant is creating a profile in the 4-H Online data management system. Michigan 4-H uses the 4-H Online system to manage 4-H membership, clubs, projects, activities, and communications.

  • Pandemic Preparedness Plans and CHAMP Lite Tool

    Published on August 26, 2020
    Important information and resources for agriculture operations developing pandemic prepardness plans and implementing mitigation strategies that reduce exposure risks to COVID-19.

  • SNAP for Veterans Rack Card

    Published on August 24, 2020
    Access the free benefits you fought for.

  • SNAP for Veterans Tri-Fold FAQ

    Published on August 24, 2020
    This is a tri-fold with common FAQ for SNAP for veterans as well as myths and facts about SNAP for veterans.

  • Iosco County Annual Report 2019

    Published on August 19, 2020
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Iosco County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Cover Crop Recipes: Post Corn Silage, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye

    Published on August 18, 2020
    This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems.