In Germany it is a huge tradition to get a ‘Schultuete’ for the first day of your first year in Elementary school. The ‘Schultuete’ is a cone filled with candy, pencils, school supplies and other treats. Growing up in the US with a mother from Germany, my mom felt it important to pass along her traditions with us. As a first grader I was so excited to receive my ‘Schultuete’. Usually you only receive one for entering school, but I thought it would be a fun tradition to do every year. This is a great way to get my children excited for school and a creative way to give them their school supplies.
Here’s what I did to make one: I cut a piece of wrapping paper and card stock in a quarter circle. I then glued the two pieces to each other and glued it together in the cone shape. I stuffed a couple of pieces of tissue paper in the cone and then filled it full of treats and school supplies. I got some tips on how to make one here.
Henrik was so happy to receive his ‘Schultuete’ and couldn’t wait to eat some of his chocolate.