Get ideas for holding a Box Tops Class Competition at your child's school!
The past few weeks, I've shared lots of ways to increase the number of Box Tops for Education you collect at home. From making a fridge collector to looking for bonuses (5 instead of 1!), there are lots of ways your family can help your school through this school earnings loyalty program. But let's think bigger!
How can you do more at your school? Our school earned $4,200 last year to buy technology, and your school can, too! There's a great way to get more families participating by encouraging the kids at school: with a little healthy competition.
Encourage the students
We pass out the collection sheets (available to coordinators at the main Box Tops website), and they're especially helpful with the younger grades. They're great practice for cutting and gluing or taping! The classes with older kids tend to collect theirs in a zipper bag, which actually makes it easier to count and mail when it's time for the coordinators to submit them at the end of the year.
Keep track of each class
Our school keeps a chart in the front lobby showing how many Box Tops each class has earned (we collect & count once a month). Seeing the progress is motivating to many students, and often we see a class that's behind in the fall zoom ahead in the spring! Other schools keep a themed bulletin board going all year to encourage collection.
Reward classes with prizes
Classes can earn prizes with each milestone they achieve (500, 1000, etc.). We keep our prizes FREE and make it as easy for the teachers as possible. Some of the kids' favorites are an extra recess and having a guest reader (a parent). The class at the end of the year with the highest total earns a Wii Party! I've seen some fun ideas at other schools: let the top class keep a Box Tops Trophy in their class for the month (easy DIY–just pick up an old trophy at a thrift store and decorate it).
Remember that right now, you can find BONUS Box Tops on your favorite General Mills® products at Walmart. You'll get FIVE Box Tops instead of the usual one. Whoo hoo!
What are some ways your school encourages each
class to collect Box Tops?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.