Friday, August 22, 2008

First Day of School Traditions

I was curious to see what other people do for their kids to celebrate their first day of school. My son is starting first grade this year. Last year we took him out for ice cream to celebrate his first day of school. This gave us the opportunity to hear all about his first day of school. He wants to do it again this year so it looks like this is going to be our family tradition. Another thing we do is have my husband give each child a father's blessing for comfort the night before school starts. I also take pictures of the first day to scrapbook.

Here are a few other ideas I found on line. I found the first two ideas on family fun's website and the third one on www.butterflycraze.com.


You can bake and decorate a back to school cake. When the kids come home from school you can celebrate the first day of school by talking about their day and eating the cake.


You can take a picture of your child holding a sign that says what school year they are starting. You can also write their teacher's name and the name of the school on the sign.



Germany has a sweet tradition to celebrate a child's first day of school. Parents give their child a Schultüte, a giant paper cone filled with school supplies, small gifts and candy.

If you have a tradition please share! I would love to get other ideas.

8 comments:

Haylee said...

This one is really silly, but we loved it as kids, and I know I would love to get this as a teacher. We would always on the first day of school take an apple to the teacher with a gummyworm coming out the top. I think we only did it until we were in like 5th grade, but we loved it!

chexymexy said...

I don't have any, but I am loving seeing what everyone else does!

Anonymous said...

My grandmother found a school bus cake pan and every year she would bake a bus cake. She would painstakingly decorate the bus to look like the bus we rode. Then she would laminate wallet pictures of us grandkids and put our pictures on the bus (older kids towards the back). We looked forward to bus cake every year!

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