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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Full Family Engagement Activity Book

    Published on September 30, 2020
    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 16 family engagement activities.

  • 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: Stop and Go

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will help the child practice important skills for self-regulation, inhibitory control, or stopping and going.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Ready, Set, Go!

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, the child will practice taking turns and waiting. While you roll a ball back and forth, the child will practice waiting for their turn in small stretches of time.

  • 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: 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

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Head to Toe

    Published on September 30, 2020
    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: 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: 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: Guess What Feeling

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In this activity, you will use a feelings chart to help the child identify and name their emotions. This is a great opportunity to talk about feelings with the young child and to label or name the feelings that they see.

  • 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: Calming Jars

    Published on September 30, 2020
    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: 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.