First Day of School in Germany. Traditions. School Cone

The First Day of School in Germany is always picture perfect. See what makes the Einschulung so sweet and memorable.

First Day of School – Starting Primary School! In my day, the beginning of the school year started in spring and not after the summer break. The first day of school or Einschulung, as we say in Germany is a very festive event and celebrated with traditions. My godmother gave the new backpack called Ranzen […]

German School Cone Tradition

Treat your kids to a great first day of school. Make a School Cone (Zuckertuete/Schultuete). Here’s how!

German School Cone Tradition! The first day of elementary school can be an anxious time for any kindergartener or first grader. Make this day a little sweeter with a Zuckertuete, a German school cone tradition. This kinder cone (literally translated: sugar bag) is a German tradition that dates back to the early 1800s. Parents or […]

First Day School Invitations

Make an invitation for a First-Day-of-School Celebration. It’s easy with these templates!

First Day School Invitations! In Germany, the first day of elementary school is a major life event. One worthy of a celebration. Make your child feel extra special by adopting this German tradition. Have a First Day of School Party! Just like any fun-filled event, it starts with an invitation. Below you will find first […]

Preparation Back to School

Prep for school. The Oma Way.

Preparation Back to School! School is just around the corner—time for parents to do their homework early. After all taking the necessary steps for preparation Back to School is the key to a successful, stress-free start of the year. Along with the typical supplies you can find on your kid’s school website, here are some […]

School Pretzel Bread

School Pretzel Bread – Schulbrezel for the First Graders First Day of School.

School Pretzel Bread A School Pretzel Bread is called Schulbrezel in Germany. The First Graders carry it to their first day of school. The pretzel has a colored ribbon, for the girls pink and the boys blue. I grew up with this tradition and made sure, that my children also had their School Pretzel on […]