As a rookie Box Tops 4 Education family, I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to get my children involved and how it fits into homeschooling. Since my kids are getting older, I think it’s important to incorporate life skills as part of our homeschool journey such as grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, laundry, and acts of service. Just recently, I’ve really been including them in the process of grocery shopping. Instead of just walking beside me, they each help look for items on our list and are learning how we shop for grocery and household items that we use on a consistent basis. So, helping look for product packages with Box Tops 4 Education was a natural extension of what we were already doing. Although I would like to make a fancy printable, or some kind of game I know right now with homeschooling, sports, a new baby, and outside activities that just isn’t going to happen. To make it super simple, I gave my kids my phone and as we walked up and down the aisles they took pics of Box Top items they saw. Then, at the end of our trip, the one who took the most pictures won. And by win, I mean a snack bag of skittles. No big deal! They both had a lot of fun and our shopping trip went by super fast and there was no stress for momma! Easy breezy!
Our favorite finds included select General Mills products at Walmart with Bonus Box Tops. Instead of just having one, they have five!! So, every product with Bonus Box Tops earns $0.50 for our homeschool association.
In just two shopping trips we’ve accumulated 26 total Box Tops for a total of $2.60 for our school! Wow!! That’s just one family, can you imagine if we all join together to help our schools?
Now, just for a little fun. The more I think about it, the more I see that Box Tops 4 Education and homeschooling have a lot in common. Check out these 10 things you didn’t know that Box Tops and Homeschooling had in common. In case you aren’t a homeschool family, this same list can apply to all forms of education. We support all kinds of schools!
10 Things You Didn’t Know Box Tops and Homeschooling Had in Common
- World changing-Homeschoolers grow up to change the world and Box Tops is also changing the world one box top at a time! (Of course, any kind of education fosters development of children to change the world. I promise we aren’t bias to homeschoolers, this just happens to be a top 10 homeschool list.)
- A way to think outside of the box- We love how Box Tops uses households to help raise money for education. Thinking outside of the box is what homeschoolers are all about!
- Frugality- Homeschoolers love to save money or contribute where they can. And with the help of Box Tops, homeschoolers can help give, just like Box Tops gives!
- Helping others- Box Tops is about helping others in the education world. Our family is also a homeschooling family determined to help others in any way we can.
- Nationwide phenomenon- If you know anything about Box Tops, you know it has helped to transform education. Homeschooling is also growing by leaps and bounds, which makes both of them a nationwide phenomenon.
- Value learning- Box Tops and homeschoolers both value education. It’s no joke that education takes passion and both Box Tops and homeschoolers get that.
- Love teachers- Without teachers, homeschooling and Box Tops wouldn’t be possible. Teachers are the ones that get the students pumped up about the Box Tops programs!
- Educating- Box Tops’ main purpose is to help schools afford items they need for education. Homeschooling is all about educating too! With that passion it’s no wonder both groups have so much in common.
- Perseverance- It takes perseverance to run a Box Tops program and to also get through a year of homeschooling.
- Community driven- Homeschooling is all about the community and so are Box Tops. Both focus on the needs of the community!
Box Tops is all about Education and giving back to the kids and the schools. We believe that Box Tops has a lot in common with Homeschooling families as well, which is why we love the program!
In case you are wondering, the Box Tops program is open to some homeschool associations. You’ll have to check with your local community to see if they meet the requirements to participate outlined in the rules here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.