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Lantern Walk

For over a decade, Tinkergarten families and friends have gathered with homemade lanterns to welcome winter’s darkness, celebrate the changing seasons and connect as a community.


Lantern Walks are beautiful, free events open to all. We welcome families to join us in our outdoor classroom  to sing traditional songs, light lanterns and set off on a cozy sunset walk together – simple and lovely!


Make a Lantern Event

Our Annual Lantern Walk is happening the first Friday in December and we cannot wait! To prepare for our walk, let's make lanterns together! 


When: There are two dates to choose from. 

Tuesday, November 14th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or Wednesday, November 15th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 


Where: Gregg Park Civic Center at the large picnic shelter next to the parking lot. 


What: Mycah will be there with materials for lantern making. There is also space for play and exploration as well as a playground. 

While our classes are normally for explorers ages 1.5 to 8, our Lantern Walk is for the whole family and so all are welcome to come out and make a lantern with us.

Making Lanterns is a choose what you pay event, meaning you can attend for as little as $1. 


*This is only for the Make a Lantern Event. To register for our FREE Lantern walk, scroll back to the top and click Join Us for the Lantern Walk.*

Play is Learning!

What kids are learning when they make lanterns: 

✨ Kids use multiple senses as they work with our glue-water mixture, tissue paper and nature treasures. 

✨ As kids use a brush to apply glue mixture and carefully place tissue paper, they'll develop their fine motor skills as well as their ability to direct and sustain focus. 

✨ Creating something of their own design nurtures creativity and confidence. 

✨ Making our own lanterns helps us to prepare and get invested in the tradition. 

Unable to join us at the park for lantern making? Check out this blog post for more information about the walk and for a simple DIY homemade lantern.

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