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• Growing the Next Generation: Grandfriends and Gardens

Published on June 30, 2021
Seniors in Ionia County, Michigan garden with preschoolers to grow the next generation of learners and gardeners.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Gumball Equations

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity you will practice counting objects, adding them together to get the total and completing equations.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Eggs-cellent Counting

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity, you will count small items and place them in the space on an egg carton with the matching written number.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Twisting Place Values

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity, you will practice identifying and saying the place value for numbers.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Measurement Equivalents

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity you will practice exploring equivalence by measuring dry and liquid materials with different measuring tools.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Pie Die

Published on May 25, 2021
This activity will help you practice counting and grouping items and then displaying or graphing your results.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Measure A Room

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity, you will choose a room (tote) and measure commonly found items in that room for length, width or height using two different units of measurement.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Guess What Shape

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity, you will try to guess a mystery shape that you can’t see by asking questions about the shape’s attributes.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Photo-Graph

Published on May 25, 2021
This activity will help you practice counting and grouping items and then displaying or graphing your results. In this activity, you will identify shapes, count the number of matching pictures, and then use a bar graph to display the results.

• Heads In, Hearts In: 3D Shapes

Published on May 25, 2021
This activity will help youth practice identifying and naming 3D shapes and then making models of those shapes using play dough.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Storied Math

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity you will practice solving math problems using stories. You will draw a picture of the problem, create an equation and write your answer.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Math Full Activity Book

Published on May 25, 2021
Heads In, Hearts In: Math Activities are designed to help Michigan State University Extension staff members to involve partners in facilitating a family enrichment program around the topic of math. This packet contains all 16 mindfulness activities.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Marshmallow Structures

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity you will practice building models of 2D and 3D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Hungry Hedgehogs

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity, you will help feed crickets to a hedgehog. You will take two groups of crickets and decide which symbol to use to describe whether one number is greater than, less than or equal to.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Spinner Math

Published on May 25, 2021
You will use common items to practice math equations. You will practice adding, subtracting or multiplying a variety of numbers. You also can practice identifying numbers, solving math problems and naming place values.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Measuring Liquids - Exploring Volume

Published on May 25, 2021
In this activity you will practice using liquid measuring cups to find the volume of the water inside each bottle.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Skippy Clippy

Published on May 25, 2021
You will use clothespins to practice skip counting. Remember that skip counting can be done by a variety of different numbers.

• Heads In, Hearts In: Time - Before and After

Published on May 25, 2021
This activity will help you practice telling time. In this activity, you’ll identify what time it is and then discover what time it is 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 1 hour before and after that time.

• Extension Extras Enrichments: Clothespin Letters

Published on May 20, 2021
This activity will help children learn and recognize letters, which will eventually become a combination that creates a word. Letter recognition is an important developmental milestone.

• Extension Extras Literacy Enrichment Kit Welcome Letter

Published on May 20, 2021
The Extension Extras Literacy Enrichment Kit is focused on supporting the development of children's early literacy skills to help set them up for future success throughout school and life.