Our Lantern Walk is designed to help kids big and small welcome and see the beauty in the darkness of the end of Daylight Saving time (aka "Fall back"). For our family and yours, we hope it becomes of a magical, annual tradition. At the very least, it's a chance to be out in the wild at night! Read more about why we think this is a super opportunity for you and your kids in our "Let there be light" activity (see below!).
This year, families will be lighting lanterns on the same evening across the country. We are thrilled to see your community join in the tradition!Families will gather before dusk, light lanterns and enjoy an outdoor walk in the park. Please meet at the meeting spot on the map.
What do YOU need to bring?
- All you need is one or more lanterns for each family (we recommend one per family).
- If you are in one of our fall classes, you will make a lantern for the walk in class. If you have any questions, please email your leader.
- If you want to make your own lantern or make more than the one you made in class, find out how in our "Let there be light" activity.
- Short on time? Just grab a flashlight, camping lantern or other light that can travel. You will still find the event magical!
What will WE have for you?
- We will provide long lighters and tea lights a plenty. We will also have song sheets so you can join in some traditional lantern walk songs.
Can we bring friends?
- Of course! The more, the merrier!
Got more questions? Email your local leader. We would love to have you involved!
I loved that she was so self-sufficient...and it's just great to be in the park getting a little grimy every week.
— Mom to a 3-year-old
I really like the mission, and the instructors are incredibly prepared and engaged, and really wonderful with the kids. This could have easily been just another walk through the park, but you guys made it much more. Many thanks.
— Dad to a 6-year-old
I learned how and when to step back and let my son be himself in certain situations. That was a lesson that I needed so much as a parent. The leader was able to communicate this in such a gentle and generalized way that I was able to step back and see myself. Not only was that a useful lesson, it was life changing.
— Mom to a 3-year-old