With the limited connection to other people and activities, we must find other ways to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health. Please see some of our resources below for 4-H activities that you can do from home.
Supporting Youth Through the Pandemic
The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program partnered with Dr. Chelsey Hauge Zavaleta to share this video series, Supporting Youth Through the Pandemic. Dr. Hauge Zavaleta's sensitivity to relationship dynamics and building cultures of empathy enable her to work with families striving to build positive home cultures that are creative, hopeful, and positive. Chelsey will support you to work with both the cultural pressures shaping your parenting relationships and family dynamics that make parenting difficult.
Videos are all premiering at 7pm on the following dates on the California 4-H YouTube channel.
Dec. 8 - Stress in Kids
Learn more about Positive Parenthood at https://www.positiveparenthood.org/
Virtual 4-H Mindful Me
4-H Mindful Me now available virtually!
Youth ages 5-8 can view video recorded lessons and participate in adapted activities that build skills in mindfulness and social-emotional competencies like, mindfulness practices that include: mindful eating, affirmations (emotional support or encouragement), identification and management of emotions, being present in the current moment, and yoga. Each lesson includes a reading of a children’s book along with a simple application activity.
Videos are available through eXtension: 4-H Mindful Me
Enrollment key: California
The full curriculum is also available for purchase from Shop 4-H.
Click the image to watch the video on YouTube.
Creating an Oasis for Yourself & Others
Special Wellness Webinar for University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Volunteers.
Creating an Oasis for Yourself & Others was presented live via Zoom on 5/13/20.
In this environment of broken routines and uncertainty, chances are you - and those around you - are experiencing big feelings. Stress and coping are frequent topics of discussion as worklife, homelife, and social life collide, expand, and contract.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and we are all in need of tools, new and old, to improve our resilience. After all, taking care of yourself, your family, and your friends can help you cope with stress and can make your community stronger.
The speakers focus our attention on taking care of ourselves and each other. You’ll learn about the therapeutic benefits of gardening, mindfulness based
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Recommended Reading List
4-H Fresh Chefs Digital Cookbook
The digital cookbook features 50 recipes from 4-H'ers across the country, 4-H alumni and supporters including:
Recipes include everyday foods like, Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza, Crispy Smashed Potatoes, and Asian Lettuce Wraps, in addition to celebration foods, like Chicken Pot Pie, Gingerbread Doughnuts, and Sprinkle Cake Pops, that teach families how to balance eating habits.
It is available for free online here and audiences have the option to view and share featured recipes online or download the complete cookbook that includes beautiful food photography and personal notes from the youth and celebrities about their dishes.
From my Kitchen
This video series invites you into the kitchens of our California 4-H staff to learn about food safety, new recipes, and nutrition tips.
This series premiered on the California 4-H YouTube channel over four nights. You can watch the entire series now from our playlist: