It’s officially back to school week and we are celebrating by sharing a very fun back to school tradition that both you and your kids will enjoy! In honor to celebrate their kinder (kids) first day of the 1st grade, Germans give their littles ones a very special cone called the Schultüte which is decorated and filled with special treats to celebrate the big day! Disclosure: this post may contain some affiliate links.
In Germany, the transition from Kindergarten to 1st grade is a very big deal. Come August you can find these cones in almost every store. Parents like to go all out with their cones. It’s amazing to see how creative people can get.
I absolutely love this tradition and I can’t understand why this hasn’t become a thing in the States! Personally I’d love to have this be a back to school tradition for every grade and I plan to do that with my little one.
This year my daughter started preschool and I made sure this was something that we did! It is a wonderful treat for her that made her first day even more special! I plan to continue this even when we are no longer living in Germany. I bought her Schultüte at a local store in Germany. I filled it with some yummy Kinder chocolates and a bunch of school supplies with her favorite characters on them! This absolutely made her day extra special.
It is easy to DIY your own Schultüte (cone) using a card stock poster. Roll it into a cone shape and cut off the extra. Secure it with glue and tape. Use tissue paper for the top. Glue the tissue paper inside around the opening of the cone. Fill with goodies and close the tissue paper with a ribbon. You can add decorations to the cone or leave it as it.
You can fill the cones up with everything from school supplies to candy, and little toys. The children don’t get to open them until the end of the school day but they love to parade them around at school.
I hope this is a tradition you will try out with your kids to help make the first day of school a little more special. Happy Back to School Week!
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