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Tiny Tritons is a series presented by the Office of Student Involvement with our UMSL families in mind! We offer FREE programs that are geared towards children ages 3 to 12. Whether you are an UMSL student, staff member, or faculty member any child aged 3-12 is welcome! Events vary from educational, physical, crafts, and just plain fun. Invite your friends and family to also enjoy these free and kid-safe events. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
All events begin at 10:00 AM and will be in various locations listed below. RSVP to let us know you will be there!
September 10th: Triton Family Kickoff with the Recreation and Wellness Center hosted at the Rec Center
October 29th: Trunk or Treat hosted at the Millenium Student Center Parking Lot
November 12th: Fire and Ice Show with Mad Science hosted in the Millenium Student Center
December 3rd: Holiday Cookie Baking Class with Gwin's Tiny Kitchen hosted on Zoom
January 28th: Circus Show with Elliott the Entertainer hosted in the Millenium Student Center
February 25th: Homecoming Pancake Breakfast with Dancakes hosted in the Millenium Student Center
March 18th: Laster Tag and Mobile Gaming Truck hosted in the Millenium Student Center and Parking Lot E
April 15th: Reptile Show with Serengeti Steve hosted in the Millenium Student Center
- Soccer Clinic
- Trunk or Treat
- Icky Sticky Science
- Arts & Crafts
- Superhero Cooking Class
- Pancake Breakfast
- Bricks 4 Kidz
- Petting Zoo
- Watercolor Painting
- Baseball Clinic
Who can attend Tiny Tritons?
Tiny Triton Events are open to UMSL students, faculty, and staff who know of any child between the ages of 3 and 12.
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. Some evnts may lean more towards the younger or older kids; however, we try to accomodate all age ranges at our events.
Can I drop off my child and pick him/her up after the activity?
These events are designed for the adults to get to interact with the Tiny Triton they bring. Adults must stay with who they brought for the entirety of the event. There is a maximum of 3 children per adult with no exceptions.
How much do the events cost and do I have to register in advance?
This program wants to provide FREE resources for our UMSL community. There is no payment needed to enter our events! While registering ahead of time is always helpful, it is not required. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP/Register for our upcoming events
How can I find out more info about Tiny Tritons?
The best way to learn more is either checking us out on Facebook or signing up for our monthly newsletter. These two options are live updates regarding our program and events we have. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your event details.
What other resources are available to students who have children?
CLICK HERE to learn more about Students Who Are Parents (SWAP)
CLICK HERE to learn about UMSL child care assistance.
CLICK HERE to learn about additional resources UMSL provides to Student Parents.
CLICK HERE to apply for help from Student Advocacy Services.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Triton Food Pantry.
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.
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you a responsible and reliable human? Do you need to complete community hours? Please consider volunteering with Tiny Tritons! If you are interested in helping with these events please email us at email@example.com!