I recently wrote about how we are clipping our Box Tops for Education to help save money for our schools. Well it's turned into such a fun family activity that I just had to share with you what we've been doing. Like I mentioned before, I was so amazed at how much money the Box Tops for Education program raises for K-8 schools. Each school can earn up to $20,000! That's incredible and goes a long way in buying things your child's school really needs. Since then we've not only started scouting out Box Tops when we shop for groceries and clipping them, we've gotten our friends and family involved too. This is what we did!
I thought it would be fun to create something that would really spark Brady's interest in the Box Tops program and teach him the value and meaning of raising money to help others. So I thought it would be fun to come up with a cool envelope we could make to keep all our Box Tops in and a chart to mark our progress. Here's what I created:
Brady loved putting together our envelope and marking all the “bucks” we've collected. My husband has even gotten excited about our plan and looks for Box Tops at Walmart when we do our grocery shopping. Being a natural competitor he suggested we take it a step further and encourage our friends and family to get involved. We printed out a dozen envelopes and charts and gave them out to everyone. They all loved the idea and now send us emails and text updates on how many they've saved.
Wanna use our Box Tops = Big Bucks system? You can download the printable pages here
Simply print them on regular paper or cardstock (8.5 x 11 inch). Fold the envelope page in half and tape or glue the sides. Mark a buck off your chart with a marker, crayon or sticker each time you save 10 boxtops.
Are you a Box Tops for Education clipper? How do you keep your Box Tops organized and get your kids involved?
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