Fall Lantern Walk

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Tinkergarten Fall Lantern Walk

What is it?

Our Tinkergarten Fall Lantern Walk is an evening event open to all families. We designed this event to help all of us see the beauty in the darkness that comes with the end of Daylight Saving time (aka "Fall back"). This will be the sixth year that Tinkergarten has held Fall Lantern Walks, and for thousands of families across the country, this event has become a magical, annual tradition.

How to participate

Families will gather before dusk, sing songs, light lanterns and enjoy an outdoor walk in the park. Simple and lovely. This event is FREE and open to all who register. Most of the events are taking place on Sunday, November 4, but we do have a few that are happening on other dates. Double check your event’s day and time. It’s confusing enough when we “fall back,” we don’t want anyone left in the dark.

If you are enrolled in the Fall Tinkergarten season, you will make a lantern for this event as part of class. If not, please bring a lantern or lanterns to the event.

Visit our classes page to find a Lantern Walk in your community. If we don’t have an organized walk happening in your area, you and your friends and family can make your own lantern walk happen. Here’s the DIY guide!

Together, let’s help more kids learn outdoors!

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Tinkergarten is proud to partner with DonorsChoose.org as part of our 2018 nationwide Lantern Walk event, and we need your help. We’ve set our sights on raising $25,000 to fund classroom projects that focus on increasing outdoor play opportunities for children in schools across the country.

  1. Visit www.donorschoose.org/tinkergarten to browse through some wonderful projects that we’d love to help support—and we hope that you will, too!
  2. Donate to a project—any amount helps!
  3. Be an advocate and share the campaign for outdoor play on social media.

Together, we know we can make significant impact for these teachers and kids! Thank you for your dedication to our shared mission of getting kids learning, exploring and playing outdoors!