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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.
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.
- 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
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, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!