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We love being able to help the school my children attend and our school makes it fun for them! In particular, they make saving General Mills® Box Tops for Education™ exciting by offering parties and prizes to encourage kids to clip, save, and bring Box Tops to school making sure each child knows that THEY can make a difference.
Collecting the Box Tops is easy! When we do our regular grocery shopping, we look for our regular items with the Box Top labels on the package. Easy-peasy! Then, as the product is used, we clip the Box Tops labels from the packaging. We are also loving that right now Walmart has special marked General Mills® products with Bonus Box Tops!
While the kids understand that saving Box Tops for Education™ is earning money for their school I think it is hard for them to understand just how much of an impact those little pieces of cardboard can have.
Facts about Box Tops for Education™
•Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
•Box Tops are worth $0.10 for your child’s school.
•Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate!
•Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
•Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the
program in 1996.
Since the kids have a hard time seeing them as money, we came up with a fun system for showing them just how much those little labels can mean.
We wanted them to see the money adding up as they helped save Box Tops for their school so we decided to make 2 separate jars for saving. The first is a jar for collecting the Box Tops we save. The second is for coins. For each Box Top collected, which is worth $.10 to their school, we put a matching $.10 in coins into the second jar.
This is a great way for kids to see just how much the Box Tops are worth and how much they can help their school. It’s easy for them to see, that if their classmates and the community work together, they can make a huge difference in the school they love.
A clear mason jar works great for this project so they can watch as the jars fill up with Box Tops and change. I found jars and lids with slots pre-cut for using to make piggy banks. These work perfectly for dropping change and Box Tops into the jars.
Let the kids decorate the jars or add labels to them. Place the lids on the jars and let the kids start saving Box Tops and watching the money add up in the change jars. When it’s time to turn in the Box Tops, empty the coins from the other jar and help your child donate that money to their school as well.
I made labels that you can print, cut out, and tie onto your jars.
Print your “Earn Money for Your School” label HERE.
Print your “Every CENT Counts” label HERE.
Make it fun for kids to learn how to save whether it’s Box Tops, pocket change, or larger amounts of money. If you teach them young about earning and saving, helping others, and donating to the things that matter to them they’ll carry it with them for their life time! And, don’t forget to look for the special Walmart Bonus Box Tops offer on select General Mills® products!
Do you and your kids participate in collecting Box Tops? Do you have any fun ideas on ways, or how, to save them?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.