Miami Children’s Museum is temporarily closed to the public as a precaution against COVID-19.

Videos

Join us on a theatrical, lyrical, artistic and whimsical journey through classic children’s books, art activities, cooking demonstrations, and more. Click the link in each section to visit our YouTube channel and play along with us!

Check back weekly for new books to read, songs to sing, and activities to create!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt | Mini Mondays | Story Time

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt | Mini Mondays | Story Time

“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared.”

Join Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, as we read along to one of our all-time favorite books, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. 🐻

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

This Day In June | Story Time

This Day In June | Story Time

Join Krystal and our friend MX. for a special story time reading of “This Day in June” by Gayle E Pitman in honor of virtual pride parades and our Rainbow Families Celebration 🎉

In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBTQ community, this story time welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day where we are all united.

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Heather Has Two Mommies | Story Time

Heather Has Two Mommies | Story Time

Join us for a very special story time as we read “Heather Has Two Mommies” by Lesléa Newman with our friend Donnie Piccolo and continue our Rainbow Families Celebration! 🌈 This story time is meant to promote literacy and exploration while highlighting and breaking gender stereotypes.

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Buenas Noches, Luna | Eng & Spa | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Buenas Noches, Luna | Eng & Spa | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Join Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, for a special Spanish edition story time! Sing along to, “Buenas Noches, Luna” (or “Goodnight Moon”) by Margaret Wise Brown. 🌜🎶

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA | Story Time

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA | Story Time

Happy Father’s Day from Miami Children’s Museum!

Was your baby’s first word… Dada? Grab your father or father figure to join us and celebrate with a special story time reading of “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA” by Jimmy Fallon.

Pink Is For Boys | Story Time

Pink Is For Boys | Story Time

Pink is for boys… and girls… and everyone! 🎀

Join us for a very special story time with our friend and special guest, Marisol, as we read an empowering and educational book that proves that colors are for everyone, regardless of gender. “Pink Is For Boys” by Robb Pearlman, is sweet and simple, yet packs a punch with its powerful message that life is not color-coded! 🌈 

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Paint here, paint there, paint everywhere! This Mini Monday sing along follows the story of a kid whose love for painting takes over everything. Join Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to see what (almost) happens before mom shows up in “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!” by Karen Beaumont.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Glow-in-the-Dark Oobleck | Experiment

Glow-in-the-Dark Oobleck | Experiment

It’s a solid… It’s a liquid… It’s oobleck!

Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid that can behave like a solid or liquid, depending on the force being applied to it. It got its name from Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Dr. Seuss’ classic book where a sticky green substance falls from the sky and creates a mess!

This is a sensory friendly science experiment that’s fun for kids and adults alike. Join Max, one of our MiChiMu educators, to make your very own oobleck, then play with the material and discover how it acts differently from a liquid and a solid.

Materials: Bowl, Measuring Cup, Yellow Highlighters, Water, Cornstarch, Gloves, Paper Towels, Black Light Bulb, Lamp, LED Flashlight

Julián Is A Mermaid | Story Time

Julián Is A Mermaid | Story Time

Join us for a very special story time as we read “Julián Is A Mermaid” by Jessica Love 🧜 with our friend Jordan and continue our Rainbow Families Celebration!

This beautiful picture book, about a boy who is flooded with wonder after seeing a group of costumed mermaids, helps introduce young readers to a world of freedom, self-love, and individual expression. ✨ This story time is meant to promote literacy and exploration while highlighting and breaking gender stereotypes.

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Baby Beluga | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Baby Beluga | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

World Oceans Day is June 8! Celebrate with us as we sing (and read) along with Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to our rendition of the beloved book, “Baby Beluga” by Raffi.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Lion and the Mouse | Story Time

The Lion and the Mouse | Story Time

“It goes to show, that even though you are small, you can still be a BIG help.”

Aesop’s Fable “The Lion and the Mouse” dates back to ancient times, but the moral of the story always rings true! Join our Theatre Troupe for a special story time rendition of “The Lion and the Mouse”.

Mixed Media Rainbow | Edwin Creates | How-To

Mixed Media Rainbow | Edwin Creates | How-To

Join us during the month of June for a virtual Rainbow Families Celebration featuring playful and inclusive activities that show support for all LGBTQ families! We’re kicking off the celebration with a creative mixed media art project. Join our good friend Edwin Creates, a visual artist and art educator, to make this beautiful rainbow! 🌈

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Say Something | Story Time

Say Something | Story Time

“The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea… say something! If you see an injustice… say something!”

At Miami Children’s Museum we are committed to leveling the playing field for all children and creating a safe place for children and families to learn and play together. During these unprecedented times, even our youngest children can sense when something is not right or fair, and just like adults, may not be able to express how they are feeling. We encourage you to give your children, your family, your friends, and your colleagues an opportunity to share their feelings. Although we may not be able to stand in someone else’s shoes, we can listen, and encourage others to say something… we can show empathy and that we care… and that may be just what someone needs.

Please join our Theater Troupe for today’s beautiful story time reading of, “Say Something” by Peter H. Reynolds ❤️

– Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/Executive Director

No No Yes Yes | Mini Mondays | Story Time

No No Yes Yes | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Join Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, this Mini Monday as he reads “No No Yes Yes” by Leslie Patricelli to help your children learn what behaviors get a big “YES” or a big “NO”!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Kamishibai | Story Time

Kamishibai | Story Time

Wrap up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a special Kamishibai story time with Peter, our Senior Resident Artist! Kamishibai, or “paper play”, is a form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling that was popular during the post-war period in Japan until the advent of television in the twentieth century.

Go back in time with this unique form of Japanese storytelling!

Lo Mein | Cooking Class

Lo Mein | Cooking Class

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen to make a delicious & healthy lo mein recipe! Lo mein is a Chinese dish made with egg noodles, vegetables and some type of meat or seafood. Traditionally, it is a dry variation of noodle soup! Enjoy your own variation or make Marcilia’s.

Happy cooking!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! | Story Time

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! | Story Time

One of our favorite children’s book authors and illustrators is Mo Willems, and we’re sure he’s one of yours too! Read along with Diana, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to “The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!” and see what happens when he actually gets one! 📖

Old MacDonald Had A Farm | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Old MacDonald Had A Farm | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Join Robert, one of our Theatre Troupe players, on the farm to make silly sounds that mimic some of our favorite animals and sing along to “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”!

Did you know that sing alongs help children under 5 learn new words, develop communication and literacy skills, improve memory, and boost early math skills?

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Pool Noodle Nunchucks | How-To

Pool Noodle Nunchucks | How-To

Nunchucks, or “nunchaku”, are most widely used in martial arts and are supposed to help you improve posture and develop quicker hand movements. Nunchucks are perfect for kids who love karate and ninjas! They are easy to make and great for hours of entertainment.

All you need is a pool noodle and some string, then use the pointers below to help you master a new skill!

Chocolate & Gum | Experiment

Chocolate & Gum | Experiment

Join Nick, one of our MiChiMu educators, to find out what happens when you mix gum and chocolate in your mouth!

Warning: This science experiment is a SWEET one!

Paper Dolls | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Paper Dolls | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Join Bree-Anna, Manager of Theatrical & Early Childhood Experiences, and her friends to read “The Paper Dolls”, by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb. It is a lovely story dealing with memory and loss in a very special and beautiful way.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes | Mini Mondays | Exercise

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes | Mini Mondays | Exercise

Get moving and kick off the week with Krystal, a Theatre Troupe member, as she helps your little ones learn their body parts in Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Everything is Mama | Story Time

Everything is Mama | Story Time

Happy Mother’s Day! Join our Theatre Troupe (and their mamas) to celebrate the most important women in our lives with Jimmy Fallon’s book “Everything is Mama”.

Are You My Mother? | Story Time

Are You My Mother? | Story Time

Join members of our Theatre Troupe, Stephon, Diana, Peter and Seth, to read along to “Are You My Mother?” by P. D. Eastman, a classic children’s book about a baby bird in search of his mother!

Elephant Toothpaste | Experiment

Elephant Toothpaste | Experiment

This Sensory Friendly Saturday experiment deals with simple chemical reactions, which happen when you combine two or more items together to create something new! What do you think happens when you mix hydrogen peroxide with soap, warm water, and yeast?! Join Rodiesha, one of our MiChiMu educators, to find out!

Materials: Hydrogen Peroxide, Funnel, Food Coloring, Dish Soap, Empty Water Bottle, Plate / Tray, Measuring Tools, Warm Water, Cup, Dry Yeast, Spoon, Goggles

Chica Chica Boom Boom | Sing Along

Chica Chica Boom Boom | Sing Along

Join Seth, a MiChiMu Theatre Troupe member, in a musical journey to follow upper and lowercase letters to the top – and bottom – of a coconut tree 🌴 in our take on the classic children’s book, “Chica Chica Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

Doggies | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Doggies | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Count—and bark—with a fun pack of pups, including Diana, one of our Theatre Troupe players, as she counts to ten in English, Spanish, and DOGGIES in one of our favorite Sandra Boynton books!

WOOF WOOF! 🐶🐶

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Cinco de Mayo | Cooking Class

Cinco de Mayo | Cooking Class

Join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen as she shows you and your children a delicious and easy recipe for Cinco de Mayo which is on Tuesday, May 5. Today we’re making quesadillas with pico de gallo!

¡Qué delicioso!

International Dance Day Tutorial

International Dance Day Tutorial

Learn some funky dance moves with Diana, one of our Theatre Troupe players, as she teaches you a choreography for “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I.

Then join the entire MiChiMu staff for a dance celebration in our video below titled “International Dance Day Celebration”!

International Dance Day Celebration

International Dance Day Celebration

Join our staff for some fun as we get moving, express ourselves, and celebrate dancing on International Dance Day! Even while we’re apart, we can benefit from the positive, physical, and mental aspects of dance with each other.

Check out our rendition of “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I and get grooving with us!

Today Is Monday | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Today Is Monday | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Sing-along with Bree-Anna, Manager of Theatrical & Early Childhood Experiences, as she helps your children learn the days of the week with this beloved book called “Today is Monday” by Eric Carle.

Do you know what today is? Today is Mini Monday!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Sensory Friendly Yoga | Exercise

Sensory Friendly Yoga | Exercise

Join Diana, a Theater Troupe member, to learn how to do two different yoga poses as part of our virtual Sensory Friendly Saturday programming! Breath in and out and learn how to do the ladybug pose and the butterfly pose. Children (and adults) benefit from the strengthening, balancing, and soothing effects yoga has on the nervous system. So join us today to move your body!

What are some of your favorite poses to do at home?

Save Your Water PSA

Save Your Water PSA

The Theater Troupe has an important reminder to your family this Earth Day (and every day)! Sing along to this retro jig and show your children ways they can conserve water.

Remember, save your water every day!

The Lorax | Story Time

The Lorax | Story Time

This Earth Day, celebrate nature and the importance of protecting our environment with Dr. Seuss, the Lorax, and Peter, our MiChiMu Senior Resident Artist!

This theatrical read-along to one of our favorite books, “The Lorax”, allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted. But the closing message is perhaps the most important of all, that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a big difference for us all! 🌳💚

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Yummy Yucky | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Yummy Yucky | Mini Mondays | Story Time

This Mini Monday we’re learning about opposites! Read (and play) along with Stephon, one of our MiChiMu Theatre Troupe players, to “Yummy Yucky”, a book by Leslie Patricelli, and help her figure out what’s yummy or yucky!

You can play this game at home to help teach children what is good to put in their mouth and what is not.

What do YOU think is yummy and yucky?

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Sensory Backpack | How-To

Sensory Backpack | How-To

Join DJ, one of our MiChiMu educators, to learn how to make a sensory backpack this Sensory Friendly Saturday! These bags are designed to help children with special needs during outings or even at home, and:

  • are filled with items that can help your child manage their own sensory reactions or behaviors
  • can be used to calm hyperactivity or negative behaviors
  • can be used as a way to reward or motivate your child to complete tasks they (or you) need to do (E-Learning, chores)

Don’t forget to check out our Associate Director of Inclusion, Sarah Coleman’s, shopping list on Amazon to help get you started.

P.S. If you shop on smile.amazon.com and choose Miami Children’s Museum as your nonprofit to support, a portion of the proceeds from your order will come back to us at no extra cost to you!

Cheese Bread | Cooking Class

Cheese Bread | Cooking Class

Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, is back in the kitchen to help you and your kids learn how to make one of our favorites – cheese bread – for Tasty Tuesday!

Follow us all week long as we celebrate The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child with a different theme each day!

The Lion Sleeps Tonight | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

The Lion Sleeps Tonight | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

We’re kicking off NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child with a Mini (Music) Monday sing along! Make your own maraca & join Bree-Anna to sing (and shake) along to this fun rendition of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” 🦁 💤

Follow us all week long as we celebrate The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child with a different theme each day!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Day The Crayons Quit | Story Time & How-To

The Day The Crayons Quit | Story Time & How-To

Read along with Bree-Anna and the rest of the Theater Troupe for a fun and playful adaptation of “The Day The Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt. This adaptation was originally created for the nine schools that we work with to bring performing arts programming to their students with disabilities: AKTIV Learning Academy, Carrie Brazer Center For Autism, Coconut Palm Elementary School, Crystal Academy, Debbie School, Driftwood Elementary School, Learning Links School, The Tikvah Center, and The Victory Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

This activity ties into our “The Day The Crayons Quit Activity” (link below) created by our Museum educators!

Share photos of your interactions and tag us #MiChiMuAtHome #MiChiMuKids 

Heart With Wings with Romero Britto | How-To

Heart With Wings with Romero Britto | How-To

We’re so excited to partner with longtime museum supporter & friend, Romero Britto, for a special Museum at Home art activity! Join Romero as he shows your kids how to create their own version of his iconic “Heart with Wings” and then turn it into a puzzle!

You can hang your heart drawings up outside to show your support for healthcare workers or make puzzles to do as a family in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

Have fun & don’t forget to share your creations with us!

Passover Charoset | Cooking Class

Passover Charoset | Cooking Class

Today we’re learning together in the kitchen as we get ready for Passover! Join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, as she makes Charoset, a sweet, dark-colored paste made of fruits and nuts eaten at the Passover Seder! There are many variations you can make at home, but for today’s recipe we used:

– 1 green apple, peeled and diced

– 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped

– 1/2 cup raisins

– 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

– 1 pinch of cardamom

– 2 tsp sweet wine (or grape juice)

Happy cooking!

Itsy Bitsy Spider | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Itsy Bitsy Spider | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Explore different emotions and ways to sing along to the Itsy Bitsy Spider with Robert, one of our Theatre Troupe players, this Mini Monday!

Are you feeling happy, sad, angry, or excited today?

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Sensory Bins | How-To

Sensory Bins | How-To

Learn how to make your own sensory bins to keep your children busy, engage their senses, and create opportunities for discovery this Sensory Friendly Saturday!

If you don’t have these materials at home, don’t fret! Our Associate Director of Inclusion, Sarah Coleman, has created a shopping list to help get you started.

P.S. If you shop on smile.amazon.com and choose Miami Children’s Museum as your nonprofit to support, a portion of the proceeds from your order will come back to us at no extra cost to you! 

Sensory Friendly Stress Balls | How-To

Sensory Friendly Stress Balls | How-To

We’re kicking off our very first virtual Sensory Friendly Saturday by making stress balls! This fun and easy activity can help you discuss different feelings and emotions with your children while reducing anxiety.

Don’t worry if you don’t have the materials at home today, our Associate Director of Inclusion, Sarah Coleman, has created a shopping list to help get you started.

P.S. If you shop on smile.amazon.com and choose Miami Children’s Museum as your nonprofit to support, a portion of the proceeds from your order will come back to us at no extra cost to you! 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Eng & Spa | Story Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Eng & Spa | Story Time

Join Stephon and Krystal, some of our Theatre Troupe players, as they read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle in English and Spanish!

Warning: this classic children’s book might make your little ones HUNGRY!

Laughter Yoga | Exercise

Laughter Yoga | Exercise

April is Autism Awareness Month and we are excited to announce that we will be offering virtual Sensory Friendly Saturday programming each weekend that you can do at home! 💙

Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, is helping us kickoff our month-long celebration with one of our favorite sensory friendly activities, LAUGHTER YOGA! Laughter Yoga is a single exercise that deals with physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously… something that we can all benefit from right now.

I Like Myself | Sing Along

I Like Myself | Sing Along

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves – inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here’s a little girl who knows what really matters.

Sing along with Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to “I Like Myself” by Karen Beaumont!

How much do you like yourself?

The Color Monster | Story Time

The Color Monster | Story Time

Books are a great way to encourage your children to open up and discuss how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing.

Join Stephon, one of our Theatre Troupe players, as she reads “The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas.

How do YOU feel today?

Listen to the Rain | Sing Along

Listen to the Rain | Sing Along

What do you feel when you hear the rain? In this tale, Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault take us on a journey evoking the beauty, mystery, sounds, and silences of rain.

Join Bree-Anna, Manager of Theatrical & Early Childhood Experiences, as she sings along to, “Listen to the Rain”. At home, you can encourage your children to use instruments or household items to coincide with the rainstorm… soft sounds leading to louder sounds and singing as the storm progresses. It’s easy and fun to sing together as a family!

Do you ever stop and listen to the rain?