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  • Heads In, Hearts In: Let's Read!

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will choose a book to explore and read and then work with them to recall and identify what happened in the story.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Matching Shapes and Blocks

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will work on geometry and spatial reasoning by selecting a block and finding the matching shape outline in the same color.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Birds Eating Worms

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by grasping, opening and closing clothespins.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Letter Hunt

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will encourage the child to search for the hidden letters in the cornmeal and then match each letter up with the letter on the letter sheets.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feather Color Match

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, adults will encourage and support children as they practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by matching the colors of feathers to dots on a piece of plastic foam.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Staff Guide

    Published on 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 guide will offer suggestions to getting started with this family enrichment program.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Flower Arrangements

    Published on October 18, 2018
    Children will develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by poking artificial flowers through holes in a colander into plastic foam.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Parts of a Book

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity children will choose a book to explore and you will work with them to identify the simple parts of a book.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feelings Mask

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will explore emotions with the child by creating a mask that represents a feeling or emotion.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Sensory Play

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, the child will develop skills while freely exploring the sensory materials provided.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Early Childhood Activity Book

    Published on 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 early childhood activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Cupcake Counting

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, adults will encourage and support children as they practice their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and counting by placing the correct number of pompoms in the cupcake liner.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Alphabet Sand Writing

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will practice recognizing and writing letters in sand.

  • 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey

    Published on September 11, 2018
    The results of the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey are available for partners and supporters to use and share in their networks.

  • Early Season Insect Management

    Published on May 24, 2018
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 24, 2018, focused on early-season insect management for 2018, presented by Chris DiFonzo, MSU Extension entomology specialist.

  • Early Season Weed Control for 2018

    Published on April 26, 2018
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 26, 2018, focused on early-season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weeds specialist.

  • 2015–2016 MI Farm to School Grant Program Report

    Published on June 29, 2017
    The MI Farm to School Grant Program is an effort to help food program providers overcome challenges and stimulate or sustain local food purchasing programs at K–12 schools and early childhood programs in Michigan.

  • Local Food for Little Eaters: A Purchasing Toolbox for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Published on June 8, 2017
    This toolbox supports early childhood programs in starting local food purchasing initiatives to help meet Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines for healthy meals.

  • 2017-2018 MI Farm to School Grantees

    Published on May 1, 2017
    This document provides a list of MI Farm to School Grantees for 2017-2018, including K-12 schools/districts and early childcare and education programs.

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

    Published on 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!