Have you seen our recent post about Creating a Classroom Sensory Motor Kit with Funds from Box Tops? As pediatric therapists, we can’t think of a better way to use Box Tops for Education™ earnings than to create a sensory and motor-rich learning environment for kids!
There are so many great ways to use Box Tops funds to support our schools. Our idea was to infuse movement and sensory experiences into the school day by purchasing some simple equipment to create a Classroom Sensory Motor Kit. But if you want to help support your school – you have to collect those Box Tops labels first!
We wanted to kick off our Box Tops for Education™ campaign this school year with a fun collection activity that would not only get our friends and family active and involved, but one that would result in collecting a lot of Box Tops at once! So we decided to host a Box Tops Bike-a-thon!
We had so much fun putting this little bike party together with our General Mills® treats and snacks from WalMart!
We kicked off our Box Tops Bike-a-thon with some serious bike decorating – because riding a bike with streamers flying behind you is just way more fun. I couldn’t believe how focused these kiddos were on decking out their bikes! This activity held their attention much longer than I expected, as the kids taped balloons, streamers, ribbons, and other decorations all over their bikes.
The day of the Bike-a-thon was really hot and humid, so after all of the bikes had been decorated, we headed out in the shady backyard for some snacks and to turn in all of our Box Tops. Each of the kids got a little treat bag full of goodies from our Walmart shopping trip, including Yoplait® Go-Gurt, Nature Valley® Crunchy Granola Bars, and Pillsbury® Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Then, everyone dropped their Box Tops into the collection box! We even had a couple of Bonus Box Tops donated! This is a special offer on select General Mills® products, worth 5 Box Tops!
Once everyone was full from their snacks…it was time to ride! The kids all gathered on the sidewalk and then paraded down the street, showing of their decorated bikes to the whole neighborhood!
Some kids raced with a friend, others pedaled along with a buddy, and others were content to watch the action and bring up the rear! It was a fun activity that was easily catered to a wide variety of ages and ability levels while incorporating some great exercise too!
The kids had so much fun and the Bike-a-thon was an awesome way for us to start strong with our Box Tops collections this school year. I think it was also a good way to bring other families’ attention to the Box Tops for Education™ program, reminding everyone to participate and support their schools!
Interested in hosting your own Box Tops Bike-a-thon? It’s easy! Some crepe paper, ribbons, balloons, snacks – and a fun group of kids are all you’ll need! It would be fun to host a Bike-a-thon like this during a block party or birthday party, when a group of kids is already gathering for some fun.
What are your most creative ideas for promoting Box Tops collections for your school?
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