Every Tuesday and Friday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-5.
Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.
Little New-Yorkers in June
June 2 and 5
Spanish Storytelling (The Magic Mirror of Granada)
This week we’re welcoming Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” to the Museum by celebrating all things Spanish, starting with this Iberian version of the classic, Cinderella. Children will then make a magic mirror.
June 9 and 12
The Little Matador by Julian Hector
This week we’re visiting Europe by exploring Picasso’s “Le Tricorne.” We’ll meet a little bullfighter in this sweet story about always being true to yourself. Children will then make a pop-up bull-fighting ring.
June 16 and 19
Brontorina by Randy Cecil
Join us this week and meet Brontorina! She’s a ballerina, or at least she would be, if not for one very small problem. Children will then make a mini dinosaur ballet theatre.
June 23 and 26
Greek Storytelling (The Seasons)
Join us to learn about one of the four seasons, Thallo, currently on view alongside Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” We will meet the beautiful princess Persephone and find out how she is responsible for the four seasons. Children will then make a magical chariot.
June 30 and July 3
Olivia by Ian Falconer
This week we’re meeting a little energetic pig named Olivia. She’s very active and enjoys many activities. Children will then make an Olivia paper doll and her accessories.
Little New-Yorkers in July
July 7 and 10
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Join us as we continue to welcome Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” by exploring the Spanish tradition of bullfighting. In this children’s literary classic, we’ll learn that Ferdinand is unlike any bull we’ve met before. Children will then make a bull mask to wear—crowned with flowers, just like Ferdinand!
July 14 and 17
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems
This week we’re reading the last installment in the Knuffle Bunny saga. Trixie is all grown up—what will become of Knuffle Bunny? Join us to find out. Children will then make a charm necklace with their favorite characters.
July 21 and 24
One Sunday Morning by Yumi Heo
Join us this week to explore the incredible Central Park through the eyes of the young boy, Minho. Maybe you’ll even get inspired with some fun summertime activities. Children will then make their own New York City-inspired collage.
July 28 and 31
A Teeny Tiny Baby by Amy Schwartz
Babies are wonderful and unique, each with a mind of her own! Come along as a teeny, tiny baby takes us through the world from his point of view. Children will then make their own felt baby shoes.
Little New-Yorkers in August
August 4 and 7
Rush Hour by Christine Loomis
This week we’ll explore the different ways people travel around New York City, from historical modes of transport to modern day wonders. Children will then make their own three-dimensional rolling coach.
August 11 and 14
You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer! by Shana Corey
This week we’ll find out how much fashion has changed, especially for women! We’ll learn about why women began to wear pants known as bloomers, thanks to the lovely Amelia Bloomer. Children will then make their own Victorian-style paper doll.
August 18 and 21
Nellie Bly Story by Nellie Bly
Come to hear what inspired the amazing Nellie Bly to travel around the world in 1889, from the lady, herself! Children will then make a suitcase to plan their own round-the-world adventures.
August 25 and 28
When Everyone Wore Hats by William Steig
This week we’ll explore a time when everyone dressed up! Women wore fancy hats and necklaces and men sported pocket watches and canes. Children will then make their own cameo necklaces or pocket watches to carry home.