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Saturday, August 09, 2014


I know I’ve shared about the lovely tradition of the Schultüte before, but it’s worth sharing again.  I mean, anything that says: “chocolate” or “candies” or “sweets” in the description is worth sharing, right? 

I will begin some school supply shopping soon – and for the first day of School at home, I really like to brighten it up and make it special for my children.  While I haven’t always given a precise cone shaped Schultüte, I have given a special box or bag with lots of goodies.  However the cone shape item is still my favorite and I do like to construct my own; my difficulty lies in doing it in secret and hiding them……

This awesome little website, KinderCone,has made Schultüte getting and giving all the easier.  You can order pre-filled ones, or empty ones to fill yourself.  How nice is that?

And while I really don’t want to say good-bye to summer quite yet, I do need to plan ahead, because the start of our school year will be here before we know it.  And yes, older students can enjoy and benefit from a  Schultüte also, filled with say….a scientific calculator and geometry tools, their favorite chips and snacks and gel pens……Schultüte is not just about the Kindergarten folk :)


Eva said...

All my children get a "Schultüte" when starting first grade as I did when entering first grade in Germany. I have made one with butterflies, one with ladybugs, one with mice and cheese, and one with flowers. My last child will get hers in a year when she is ready for first grade.

I put school supplies in them: a fountain pen, special colored pencils, modeling beeswax, watercolor paint, some healthy sweet treats, and some little surprises.

We have saved all the Schultüten I have made and I hope my children will carry on this tradition.

Home School Mom: Denise said...

Very nice Eva, thank you for sharing that! It's my German heritage that causes me to have to do this you know :) LOL