Free with Museum Admission, for ages 3-5. Every Tuesday and Friday!
Each class will include time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.
Little New-Yorkers in March and April
February 25 and 28: Maxi, the Taxi Hero by Debra Barracca and Sal Barracca. This week we’re catching up with our favourite taxi riding dog. We’ll explore more New York sites and even have a “hot dog” together with our hot dog craft activity.
March 4 and 7: Urban Animals by Isabel Hill. We’re taking a closer look at our city buildings and exploring the animals that adorn them. Children will become little architects creating their own building façade complete with decorations.
March 11 and 14: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. This week Knuffle Bunny is lost. Come join us, as we help Trixie find out where bunny has gone. Then make your own Knuffle Bunny inspired New York City photo collage.
March 18 and 21: ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan. This week we’re taking inspiration from our new Bill Cunningham exhibition and exploring the streets of New York. Children will then create 3D collages of Cunninham’s exhibition photos.
March 25 and 28: Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems. This week we’re back with our friend Knuffle Bunny, and this time we’re meeting two new friends. Children will then make a Knuffle Bunny pop-up scene.
April 1 and 4: Snow Rabbit by Il Sung Na. This week we’re welcoming the new season with the symbol of spring, the rabbit. Kids will learn about how animals transition from winter to spring and then make bunny bracelets.
April 8 and 11: I am Dodo by Kae Nishimura. We thought all of these wonderful creatures were extinct but one managed to survive. Kids will explore along with Dodo as he’s let lose in NYC. Then we will make Dodo masks.
April 15 and 18: Subway Sparrow by Leyla Torres. This week we’re learning about the different cultures that we can find in New York with the help of an unusual passenger on the subway. We will then make sparrow necklaces.
April 22 and 25: The Earth Book by Todd Parr. This week we’re celebrating Earth Day with a book that will give us lot’s of handy tips to be nicer to the planet. We’ll make little pledge books to track our promises and progress.
April 29 and May 2: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. Our favourite trouble maker pigeon is joining us this week. We find out why it’s a bad idea to let the pigeon drive a bus. Then we’ll make a moving pigeon.