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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Presenter Application

    Published on January 8, 2021
    If you are interested in the Michigan Master Naturalist program as a content presenter or Speaker please complete the application online or download and complete the word document form to email to the program coordinator. 

  • MIMN Host Coordinator Document Application

    Published on January 8, 2021
    If your organization is interested in the Michigan Master Naturalist program to become a Host Site please complete the application online or download and complete the word document form to email to the program coordinator. 

  • Check out the 2021 dairy program booklet

    Published on January 6, 2021
    Take a look at the 2021 Dairy Programs booklet to stay up to date with what the MSU Dairy Extension team has been working on, in addition to what is to come in 2021.

  • Craft Around the World Series Indigenous Art: Aboriginal Dot Painting

    Published on December 21, 2020
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice making Aboriginal Dot paintings.

  • Assessing Existing Local Government Fiscal Early Warning System through Four State Case Studies: Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania

    Published on December 20, 2020
    This report presents detailed explanations, tradeoffs and outcomes of four existing ratio indicator systems. We assert that there is no one optimal system, only the right system based on the perceived needs of policymakers in that particular location.

  • Michigan Soybean On-Farm Research Reports

    Published on December 17, 2020
    These reports summarize results from multiple soybean projects conducted yearly by Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Soybean Checkoff.

  • Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Forages (Detailed)

    Published on December 17, 2020
    This is the detailed version of the Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Forages. This tool allows more in-depth analysis and budget construction.