Who would you like to remember and reflect on this year? A special person or animal in your life may have passed. Making a lantern could be as simple as cutting out paper or a jam jar with a battery powered mini light inside or a string of tiny wire lights.
We encourage you to make one together with your tamariki, or for yourself. Bring your lantern along to Matariki ki Mangawhai, add someone's name and hang it alongside the other lanterns as we acknowledge our loved ones recently passed. You are welcome to take them when you leave, or pick them up at Te Whai during the following week.
Here are some resources on how you could make your own lantern: - make sure you also add a little hook to hang, pipe cleaners are great for this!