Get the Kids Excited about Collecting Box Tops!
Are you a Box Tops for Education™ collector? You know Box Tops, right? The little pink and purple Box Top labels on selected General Mills® products that you can clip and turn in to earn money for participating schools?
I must be honest; I haven’t been a very good “Box Topper” over the past couple years. I forget to clip them or when I do clip them, they end up scattered around the kitchen. Those little Box Tops never seem to make it into my kids’ backpacks and into school.
But this year, I’m determined to do better. I mean, it’s free money for my kids’ school. It’s something small I can do to make a difference. And I know the first step is to make sure we’re using Box Tops participating products. (Which I learned is super easy since there are SO MANY, and we’re already using many of them!) I decided to make a fun game for the kids to get them excited about collecting Box Tops, too. Here’s what I came up with…
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Our Box Tops Bingo Grocery Shopping Game
I made some Box Top Bingo Cards to help the kids search for General Mills® Box Top participating products while we grocery shop. Each space has a type of participating food that the child can cross off when he finds one with a Box Tops label. The free space in the center of the card is a reminder of the label they should be looking for.
What You Need to Play:
- one printed Box Tops Bingo Card per child
- one pencil, pen, crayon or marker per child
- one clipboard per child (optional, but makes it much easier)
Grab your FREE Printable Box Top Bingo Cards HERE:
How to Play:
Download and print a Box Tops Bingo card for each child. (There are four different cards, so if you have more than four kids, they might want to pair up. And non-readers will want to pair up with a reader, too.)
Clip each child’s Bingo Card to a clipboard and give them each a pen or marker to mark off their Bingo spaces as they play.
Show the kids the Box Tops label on the free spot on their Bingo card. Explain that they can only cross off a spot if they find one of those items with a Box Tops label on it. When they get five in a row, they win!
Head to Walmart and watch the kids have fun while you shop!
Not only will this fun game get the kids excited about the Box Tops for Education™ program, but it will also keep them busy and happy while you get your shopping done!
More About Box Tops for Education™
Box Tops for Education™ is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs with over 80,000 K-8 schools participating. Through the simple clipping, saving, and turning in Box Tops labels, over $525 million has been given to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996. So those little labels make a HUGE impact.
Here’s how it works:
- Purchase General Mills® participating products.
- Clip and save the Box Tops labels from those products.
- Send the Box Tops labels into your child’s school.
- Your child’s school redeems them for 10 cents each.
- That school spends the money (any way they choose) to better your child’s education!
Some of our favorite participating products: