A lantern walk

Dino Boy and I shared his first lantern walk this Winter.
And it has left a lasting and beautiful impression on us both.

 

On a cold Winter evening we walked towards his preschool..
crunching on the gravel path which was illuminated on both sides by small candles…
a small taste of what was to come.

 

Dino Boy joined his school friends for a special story, while the parents assembled near the lanterns, readying them for our magical walk, which would follow dusk setting.

 

Before long, we heard the sound of small voices singing,
and the children slowly come to greet us in a procession behind their teacher.
As each child came close...
 their mother or father joined them, taking them by the hand and joining in the singing…
My lantern, my lantern
Shining near and far
Shining like the moon
Shining like the sun
Shining like a silver star

 

Dino Boy and I joined hands and started along the magical walk…
following his teacher, singing and entranced by the candles lighting our way.

 

 

Along our pathway we discovered small magical fairy and gnome homes,
with welcoming beacon lights.
Dino Boy exclaimed with excitement when he first spotted these wondrous little homes.
We weaved along the pathway, past many fairy homes, before winding back to the preschool.

There we found a warm fire beckoning…
and Dino Boy joined his schoolmates around the fire,
singing some more before the Winter celebration came to an end.

 

The beauty of the lantern walk came home with us,
and Dino Boy has been creating his own fairy homes and hosting his own lantern walks…
his sister in tow *happy smile*

Happy days, Kelly

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14 Comments

  • Reply Carrie August 31, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Oh, that sounds like a wonderful lantern walk. What a great evening to share together.

  • Reply Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky September 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Pebble’s child care did a lantern walk a few weeks ago too and they made lanterns just like this. It’s such a lovely thing to do but I never found out about the meaning behind it. They are a Waldorf inspired room and so are you lovely lady, so I wonder if you can please tell me more about it? Gorgeous pics, thanks for sharing this lovely story x

  • Reply Eva - The Multitasking Mummy September 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Absolutely magical and a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Be A Fun Mum September 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Enchante!

  • Reply Jackie(My Little Bookcase) September 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    What a lovely idea. I’ve never taken part in a lantern walk before.

  • Reply Rez P September 4, 2013 at 12:09 am

    What a sweet idea.
    This is something we would enjoy very much

  • Reply Kate Grono September 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    What a special thing to do. My girls love anything by torch light and I’m sure they would love this idea.

  • Reply Danya atDanyaBanya September 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    What a lovely start of a tradition for your family…

  • Reply Kate Lloyd September 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    How delightful! It would have been such a special time to spend with your little one and those lanterns are gorgeous.

  • Reply Bekka Joy September 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    How special! 🙂

  • Reply Jodie Clarke September 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Just so lovely Kell…what a special time x

  • Reply Ness @ One Perfect Day September 9, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Oh this sounds so magical. I felt so relaxed and calm after reading this, I can only imagine how peaceful and special it was to experience. What lovely, lovely memories you are creating for Dino Boy and Little Miss Q.

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche September 9, 2013 at 11:31 am

    How gorgeous! We did a lantern walk with the kids in Noumea (New Caledonia) for Bastille day and it was a magical event. How lucky that you got to have one where you live 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea Lee Smith September 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    What a beautiful post – will be such a lovely memory 🙂

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