I recently told you about why we collect Box Tops for Education and how the kids are also excited about helping collect them. In fact, shopping for products that have Box Tops for Education has become a scavenger hunt!
And the kids always get really excited when we shop at Walmart and they find Bonus Box Topson select General Mills® products because they’re worth 5 times more than a regular one!
And while we look specifically for products that have Box Tops for Education on them, I’m always suprised by how many products that we use regularly have them. It’s such an easy way to get the kids involved in helping and supporting their school.
One of the ways that I keep the kids excited about supporting Box Tops for Education is to let them pack their own lunches using the products that we purchase.
On Sundays, I let the kids sit down with all the things that don’t need to be refrigerated that we put in their lunch (Lila loves eating Cheerios) and they can put together lunches for the week. Then each night of the week, they pack all of the lunch stuff into their lunch boxes and put them in the fridge to take to school the next morning.
They like being the last one to eat something in a box with Box Tops on it because then they get to cut out the Box Tops for Education out and put it into our little plastic baggy that we keep pinned to their school bulletin board.
Each time they add to it, they get to take it down and count how many are there. When they’ve collected 20 Box Tops, they know that they get to take them to school and hand them in to their teacher. This is something that each of them look forward to doing!
Box Tops for Education -and getting the kids inolved and excited to support their school – is important to me as a parent. The school recently purchased many new computers and when I explained that Box Tops for Education helped the school be able to do that, they felt proud that they were a part of the process. They ask what the school will get next, and that makes me proud because they understand the concept of giving to their school. Giving is something I strive to teach them, and it’s good to know that they are “getting it”.
Do you support Box Tops for Education? What fun things do you do to get the kids involved in the process?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.