This week’s featured activities include lessons in sola energy, yoga, and craft ideas that are perfect for the whole family! Be sure to visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.


Solar Energy

Recommended age: Grades 3-12

Courtesy of Auburn University, Alabama 4‑H

Learn how to make s’mores using a solar-powered oven made from a leftover pizza box!

Get cooking!

Coffee Filter Butterfly

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-5

Courtesy of New Mexico State University, New Mexico 4‑H

In this activity, youth will learn how to use a coffee filter to make a butterfly craft. Supplies needed include coffee filters, markers, food dye or paint, and pipe cleaners.

Bring in spring with crafts!

Mindful Yoga Moment

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-12

Courtesy of Purdue University, Indiana 4‑H

Learn what mindfulness is and how to integrate it into your daily routine. Sessions involve gentle stretching, stories, breathing techniques, games, and how to apply these mindfulness skills in your life. Youth and adults are welcome to join the sessions and are great for the entire family!

Practice mindfulness!

Living Room Learning

Recommended age: Grades 3-5

Courtesy of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska 4‑H

Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday for a new virtually guided hands-on activity that can be completed with items found at home. This week’s lessons include how to make ice cream in a bag and exploring the moon phases.

Register for at-home sessions!