If you happened to catch my post Giving Back is Easy with Box Tops for Education I promised to share some fun and creative ways to get kids involved in giving back.
We like to strike a balance between technology and being unplugged. First, we believe in family whole heartily which explains where our first fun project comes into play. We sit together at a table with post cards and the boys write a short note to family members asking them to check their cupboards for Box Tops for Education. Sometimes we change it up and mail them a printed sheet, and ask them to fill it for us. This helps the boys with their writing skills plus the family loves getting mail from them too. Since I have two boys, I have to find a creative way to split up the Box Tops we receive, so read on for resourceful ideas with that too!
One of the things our boys love to do is play board games. I’m sure most households with young kids have Chutes & Ladders, am I right? When setting up the game I place Box Tops on each slide then we play like normal, but if someone lands on the slide they get to collect the Box Tops on their way down. I also place 5 Box Tops on the finish so the first one to reach the end gets 5 extra Box Tops. My 4 yr old especially likes this game.
Another popular game we play is Monopoly – one of my older sons favorites. We like to put Box Tops on free parking so anyone who lands on it collects them. I sometimes make a list of a few random properties (the players are not aware which properties) and I assign x number of Box Tops to the property when it is purchased from the bank. This is so easy and fun for the boys. Again it uses a game found in many homes.
You can take just about any board game and incorporate Box Tops with a little creativity. Although these can all be done with just 2 players they can be even more fun when friends are invited to play along.
This one is a favorite of mine – have a Box Top party! When throwing a seasonal party, ask each guest to bring 3 box tops and a snack. It’s fun and easy, plus helps raise awareness of Box Tops for Education. If your children are old enough consider letting them help with the planning, so that they remember the purpose is giving back to education.
Let’s recap these creative ways to collect Box Tops:
- Have the kids mail letters to friends and family.
- Host a Seasonal Party where guests bring Box Tops.
- If you have multiple kids, try using popular games like Chutes & Ladders or Monopoly to divvy up the Box Tops.
- Print a Box Tops sheet so the kids can glue on their collections and bring them to school.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.