The purpose of the festival is to create an experience where the children develop a sense of wonder for the light that shines within the darkness.
“St. John, St. John, the messenger of light, who kindles the fire on a dark winters’ night, that love may come to Earth…”
The Toddler group St. John’s festival is kept very simple and small, as is the Playgroup festival, which is gentle and intimate. Both the Toddler and Playgroup festivals take place during the day and the lantern circle is contained. The Kindergarten classes celebrate with a slightly more expansive festival, including a lantern walk and a small bonfire. We made lanterns to light our way in the dark of the night.
Toddler Teacher Leigh