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  • MSU Extension Program Attendance Record

    Published on March 22, 2021
    Info must be collected from individuals in attendance at in-person MSU Extension/4-H sponsored activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit this form to MSU Extension staff within three days of program completion; staff will retain for contact tracing.

  • Michigan 4-H Guidance for Working with Fair Partners in 2021

    Published on February 25, 2021
    MSU Extension and Michigan 4-H are preparing to support fair partners in a variety of ways. The following scenarios are examples of how we will work with fair management needs for 2021.

  • Michigan 4-H Embryology Course: Considerations Before Starting Egg Incubation

    Published on February 24, 2021
    Thank you for your interest in the Michigan 4-H Virtual Embryology Course. Before getting started, consider these scenarios and review helpful planning tips.

  • Michigan 4-H Embryology Course: Navigating the D2L Program

    Published on February 24, 2021
    This document will assist participants in using the Michigan 4-H Embryology D2L course.

  • Mindfulness A to Z Activity Cards: An Alphabet of Fun & Calming Activities (4H1765)

    Published on February 22, 2021
    This set of activity cards features 26 fun, thoughtful mindfulness activities (including meditations, stretches, and breathing exercises) that children and adults can do together

  • Mindfulness A to Z: An Alphabet of Fun & Calming Activities (4H1764)

    Published on February 22, 2021
    This book features 26 fun, thoughtful mindfulness activities (including meditations, stretches, and breathing exercises) that children and adults can do together.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

  • 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: 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: 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.

  • 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: 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: Mindful Eating

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will practice mindful eating. The goal of mindful eating is to eat slowly using all of your senses. This activity will challenge you to slow down, eat with mindful attention and focus your energy on the present moment.

  • 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: 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.