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  • 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: 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: 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: Babble Journal

    Published on January 8, 2021
    Journaling is a great way to reflect on thoughts and feelings. When journaling, it’s okay to babble and not have all of your thoughts or feelings organized into sentences.

  • 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: 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: Feeling So Good

    Published on January 8, 2021
    What makes us feel happy, satisfied, content or just good can be difficult to put into words. Oftentimes, we talk about our negative feelings and emotions as a way to express worry, concern or anger.

  • 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: Sun Up, Sun Down

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use breathing and stretching to control your body movements.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Head to Toe

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will teach the child a technique for feeling calm by doing a head-to-toe body scan. A body scan is like a check-in with your body to see if you are holding tension in your muscles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sesiones de Escucha de Extensión de MSU (por sus siglas en inglés): Temas de Sesiones de Español

    Published on November 3, 2020
    Las comunidades de Michigan han experimentado muchos cambios desde marzo de 2020. Por aprender acerca de las necesidades de los jóvenes durante estos tiempos difíciles, la Extensión de la Universidad de Michigan State organizó una serie de 23 sesiones.

  • MSU Extension Listening Sessions: Themes from Spanish Language Sessions

    Published on November 3, 2020
    To learn about the needs of Michigan youth during the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, MSU Extension hosted a series of 23 listening sessions. To learn the educational needs of Latinx parents specifically, two of the 23 sessions were conducted in Spanish.

  • 2020 Fall VANTAGE

    Published on November 1, 2020
    The VANTAGE newsletter is published for members of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. The 2020 fall edition of VANTAGE features trustee elections, community support, outstanding alumni, and much more.

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Resource List

    Published on October 27, 2020
    This document contains curriculum, website links, games and simulations devoted to creating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Peekaboo Feelings

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will play a game of peekaboo with the child while practicing expressing various emotions. This will give the child the opportunity to learn the emotions so they can learn and practice their emotional literacy.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Copycats

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will practice modeling with the child by being copycats. They will practice copy in and following you, and you will practice following and copying them as you do various activities.

  • 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.