The past couple years I have surprised my kids with Schultütes on their first day of school. Our first day of school is not until September 6th and I usually wait until the night before to make the Schultütes, but since this week is going to be extremely busy, starting with our oldest daughter's birthday party tomorrow followed by a family vacation, and since my original plans for Saturday were cancelled since Hubby was away on a fire assignment (He was sent out this past Wednesday and surprised us by arriving home early last night!!!), I assembled them on Saturday morning and placed them on the school room table. Now, for some reason, my children can hardly wait to start school! ;)
Usually I use wrapping paper to cover our Schultütes, but this year I just purchased colored poster boards from the Dollar Store (2 for $1) and tied a Patron of Students Back-to-School Treat to the top of each. I also made two mini Schultütes out of one additional piece of white cardstock for our two "pre-schoolers."
This year I also had fun creating little notes (inspired by a google search) to go along with each of the school supplies and treats Shhhh!!! The contents vary by child, but here's a sneak peek as some of the things that will be found inside:
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Packs of Gum
Hello Kitty Notebooks and Journals (girls)
Pencil and Crayon Sharpeners
NHL Composition Notebooks (boys)
Dot to Dot Game Pads
A Mini Barn Owl Puppet for Snuggles
Fruit by the Foot
If you'd like to use any of my tags, you can download them here.
I use a combination of these two tutorials, with a couple little modifications of my own:
Easy Schultüte Tutorial form Praying for Grace
I can't believe our summer is almost over already!!