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Tiny Tritons is a series presented by the Office of Student Involvement with our UMSL families in mind! With multiple programs throughout the year, these family-friendly programs are geared towards children PreK-5th Grade. Events vary from educational, physical, crafts, and just plain fun! There will be one event each month, most on Saturday mornings.

Stay up to date on all things Tiny Tritons by signing up for our NEWSLETTER, and be sure to check us out on Facebook for more information and to RSVP for events!


2021-2022 Events

All events begin at 10:00 AM and will be held virtually. RSVP to receive the virtual event link.

September 11: Zumba with Recreation & Wellness Center

October 30: Trunk or Treat

November 13: Nitro Joe Science Show

December 4: Cooking Class with Gwin's Tiny Kitchen

January 29: Circus Kaput Magic Show

February 26: Homecoming Pancake Breakfast with Dancakes

March 12: Lego Challenge with Bricks 4 Kidz

April 9: Saint Louis Zoo


*Please note, all Tiny Tritons attendees will be required to wear masks until further notice. For more COVID updates, visit the Stay Safe website.


Past Events

  • Soccer Clinic
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Icky Sticky Science
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Superhero Cooking Class
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Petting Zoo
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Baseball Clinic

Looking for something to do from the comfort of your home? We’ve got a few ideas to keep your Tiny Tritons entertained. 


Arts & Crafts

Learn to draw with kid-friendly art tutorials from Art for Kids Hub videos

How to draw anything from numbers video from Robin Art School

Make homemade play dough with Play Doh Kitchen using common household ingredients

Download & color some of our UMSL exclusive coloring pages. Post a picture on Facebook and tag Tiny Tritons with your creations!

Grab some LEGOS, and learn how to create a dinosaur or build a house

DIY your own superhero cape & mask with a tutorial from Parents

Create your very own origami dog using a Craft TV - Origami video

Grab some paper, a pen, and get drawing with Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Learn how to make towel animals


Test out the walking water science experiment with Ryan's World

More stay at home easy DIY science experiments with Ryan's World

Hang out with Bill Nye and experiment with at home science demos

Learn more about science through hands-on activities with the Science Mom

Stay Active

Stay active, mindful, and relaxed with Cosmic Kids Yoga videos

Learn popular kid-friendly TikTok dances with a tutorial by Kidstylista

Dance to I like to Move It with Zumba with Dovydas

Workout as a family with POPSUGAR Fitness Family Fun Cardio workout

Toddler dance class with Sam Cam's Dance Studio

Create your own at-home scavenger hunt with the Goosechase app

Find treasures with the help of an indoor treasure hunt from The Spruce


Sing, dance, laugh, and play with Music Monkey Jungle

Play along with Linton Music Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions

Music lesson compilation for kids with Prodigies Music Lessons

Listen to your favorite Disney songs on DisneyMusicVEVO

Get in the Kitchen

Try your hand at pancake art like our friends at Dancakes

Bake some easy mug brownies with instructions from FullTimeKid

Enjoy an afternoon treat - homemade ice cream - with FullTimeKid

Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour to the top of the St. Louis Gateway Arch

Explore the hidden treasures of the Missouri and Mississippi waterways with the St. Louis Aquarium

See what's happening at the St. Louis Zoo through videos on ZooTube

Explore the planet of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

Discover new zoo animals with Philadelphia Zoo at 2

Brave Wilderness is sharing exotic animal videos 


Need even more ideas? Check out 250+ ideas from St. Louis Kids Out and About.

Who can attend Tiny Tritons?

Tiny Triton Events are open to UMSL students, faculty, and staff who have young children or siblings who they wish to bring to campus events.

What age range are the activities and events designed for?

The events are geared towards children who are Pre-K through 5th grade. Many events are interactive and the children get to participate in making crafts or activities.

Can I drop off my child and pick him/her up after the activity?

All children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per adult. No exceptions.

How much do the events cost and do I have to register in advance?

All of the events are free! Registration is  not be required.

How can I find out more info about Tiny Tritons?

Check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on events! For more info, email us at tinytritons@umsl.edu or call us at (314) 516-5291.

What does Tiny Tritons Approved mean?

Tiny Tritons Approved refers to events that are put on by other campus departments and student organizations that are family friendly and welcome children.
Do you want to have your student organization event included with our Tiny Tritons Approved events? To submit an event to be Tiny Tritons Approved, please email tinytritons@umsl.edu with your event details.

What other resources are available to students who have children?

There is a new initiative on campus called SWAP, which stands for Students Who Are Parents. Check out their events! 

Interested in VOLUNTEERING with a Tiny Tritons event, or having your organization's Family-Friendly event listed as Tiny Tritons Approved? Email us at tinytritons@umsl.edu!