The Agua Caliente Elementary Littles Home Show

May 15, 2018 – May 27, 2018

This is a temporary exhibit of work created by second-grade students at Agua Caliente Elementary School on display at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Included with regular museum admission, free for members.

Second graders at Agua Caliente Elementary School have read many of John Peterson’s chapter books and Teddy Slater’s First Readers about the Littles, tiny 6-inch people that live inside the walls of your house. The Littles are great recyclers. Whatever they find left behind by big people like you and me, they use in new and different ways to build their own homes and furniture. For instance, they might use a bottle cap for a sink or a cupcake wrapper for a lampshade.

After becoming familiar with the Littles, students visit The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures for more inspiration and to learn how miniaturists transform objects from the real world into items for their miniature worlds. After their visit, the students create their own versions of Littles stories, progressing through all the steps of the writing process from brainstorming to final edit and publishing. Finally, each child builds and furnishes a Littles house of their own, exercising their creativity and problem solving skills as they incorporate items they find around their own homes into their Littles houses. Selected works are chosen to be exhibited for two weeks at the museum. The 2018 exhibit will be the 6th year of the partnership between The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and Agua Caliente Elementary School.

Agua Caliente Elementary School is part of the Tanque Verde Unified School District on Tucson's northeast side. The school and the school district are rated "A" by the Arizona Department of Education, and are part of a community that supports students to achieve and succeed at a consistently high level. For more information about Tanque Verde schools, please see the district's website at