With Toby starting school in September (I know, I know, he’s still a baby isn’t he?) it’s important for us to ensure that he’s a ready as he can be and to be as encouraging as possible. We’re quite lucky that Toby has show no signs of separation anxiety whatsoever and is quite happy to go off in any kind of group and so he needs little encouragement to be independent and to find his own way round things.
Celebrating Toby’s First Day At School With Kiddicone
Toby has some German blood in him and there’s actually a tradition in Germany called ‘Schultüte’ (it basically means a paper or plastic bag in the shape of a cone and this cone is usually filled with treats). This tradition celebrates a child’s first day at school by giving children these cones to mark the occasion and Kiddicone are looking to celebrate this once in a lifetime event in a really memorable and special way.
Kiddicone sent Toby the dinosaur cone and he was absolutely beside himself when he saw it. The cone itself is made from cardboard which is just as well because it was absolutely packed with goodies that Toby couldn’t wait to get out. Everything was kept inside by some netting and ribbon at the top with a little bit of tissue paper at the top to keep them concealed until the big reveal. So what was inside?
Well, actually, the question should probably be what wasn’t inside because the Kiddicone was genuinely crammed with goodies perfect for a little one starting school.
Inside The Kiddicone
I’m sure you’re dying to know what was inside by now and so here’s a full list! A skipping rope, a wooden yoyo, a water bottle, bubble solution and wand, dinosaur sticker book, 12 pack of Crayola coloured pencils, 24 pack of Crayola wax crayons, a bouncy green ball, 5 mini packs of Haribo, a large box of Sun-Maid raisins, three balloons, a packet of Kleenex tissues, 1 small pack of Cadbury giant buttons, three lollies, a dinosaur keyring, a dinosaur pencil and rubber, lots of coloured paper and some moulding dough in a bucket.
Though our cone was filled you can actually buy them unfilled if you wish to fill them up with your own goodies. They come in several fun designs including owls, diggers, fairies, pirates and more. Having said that the one thing Toby, and Teddy, loved more than anything was the actual cone. They wanted to roll it, tried to get in it and even wore it as a hat – thankfully it didn’t have a ‘D’ for dunce on it.
Personally, I think these are great either for their first day at school or even for the beginning of the school holidays. They’re a one off expense (and actually they aren’t that much money at £37.95 for a filled one). You could even save the cone and use it for your next child if you wanted to fill it up with similar things. Kiddicone actually suggest putting it on your wall afterwards – we haven’t tried this yet as we’re due to move house.
What do you think of Kiddicone? Do you have any traditions in your family for when the children start school? Or maybe your little one will be starting in September too?
*I was sent this product in return for a review. All views and opinions are my own.