For Children autumn is a magical season. In the UK, we return from bright expanse of summer to school days and routine. Cooler days, trees changing colour and jumpers coming out for the first time. The season is filled with bounty and anticipation. Get crafty this October by celebrating Michaelmas, lantern walks and Halloween all of which lead their way to advent.
Children love lantern walks, as do the parents! There is something magical about taking light into darkness. We celebrate our strengths and determination at this time. Lanterns represent the carrying of our light and strength into the darkness of winter.
We make lanterns decorated with the heavenly motifs of sun, moon and stars. We carry the lanterns through the streets or parks, taking our inner light out into the darkness to share it with others.
My children make lanterns at school and home and after the school festival we come home and walk up our lane with the ti show the neighbours; which the children utterly love.Get crafty this October by downloading our lantern template here today and create your own unique design ready for your own lantern walks.