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Back to School Prep with Kellogg’s and Scholastic!

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Ahhh….back to school time! The time of year that gets our routines back on track and gets the kids on their way to learning all they can! My husband (elementary school teacher) has lost count of the times he has heard “I haven’t read a book since school let out!” from his students upon returning to class in the fall. Students go all summer and don’t pick up a book. This fact truly saddens us, as reading is a passion of ours and sharing books with our family on a daily basis is a part of who we are. He also sees students arrive at school each morning and they are hungry because they didn’t eat breakfast. Luckily, their school does offer a free and reduced breakfast program for low income families, but it makes you think about all of those that don’t! Hearing this breaks his heart (and mine!).

Creating Back to School Welcome Kits #Back2SchoolReady
This fall LA starts kindergarten! Can you believe it!? Our mornings will be a bit different as the kids, in the past, ate breakfast at daycare. This fall we’ll need to prepare breakfast before leaving each morning to make sure LA gets a great start to his school day. With Kellogg’s products, this is going to be easy!

Kellogg's Breakfast #Back2SchoolReady #ad #CBias
We always keep fruit on hand to add to things. The kids like it much better when it’s making their plate more colorful! We love Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats and Eggos! Many of our favorite products have codes for FREE books, which help us not only build our own library and introduce books to our own kids, but allows us to continue giving books to students, too!

Every summer we put together Back to School Welcome Kits for my husband’s students. We gather some supplies they’ll need and pick up some snacks to add and always, always, always make sure to add a book for each child. It’s been made even easier for us because many of the Kellogg’s products we use daily have an offer of a free book with free shipping!! We enter codes on their site and order a book. One Box = One Book! If you aren’t a teacher, consider making these kits for kids in a local shelter or low income program. You’ll be amazed at how something so small can brighten a child’s start to the school year!

We always stock up on products at our local Walmart. They have great prices (especially for back to school!) and always have the breakfast and snack items we need/want.

Kelloggs at Walmart #Back2SchoolReady #ad Kellogg’s Cereal – easy to find in the cereal aisle!

Kelloggs at Walmart #Back2SchoolReady #ad Kellogg’s Eggo products in the Frozen Breakfast Aisle

Kelloggs at Walmart #Back2SchoolReady #ad Snacks – perfect for school lunches and after school snacks, easy to find at Walmart, too! Everything we need, all in one place!

Back to School Welcome Kits!

We stock up on things over the summer to create these Back to School Welcome Kits for students. We purchase a pencil box to put everything in, supplies like crayons, scissors, glue, highlighters and add a book for them to read.

Back to School Boxes #Back2SchoolReady #ad We simply place some supplies in each box to get each student ready for school!

Welcome Packages for Students #Back2SchoolReadyWe also add snacks, like Rice Krispies Treats and Pringles and as simple as that, we have our kits ready!

Welcome Packages #Back2SchoolReady
Easy and perfect – our Back to School Kits for students to start their school year in a positive way and to get a story that will get them back into books! Something as small as a book can really open up a whole new world for kids!

Kellogg’s products, as I mentioned, allow us to give more with their 1 Box = 1 Book program! Each specially marked package includes a code that you simply enter on their site. It’s super easy to order a Scholastic book of your choice, take a look:

Ordering books is EASY!!

 Turn your boxes into books that kids can enjoy!

  • There are 3 ways you can upload your receipt, via text, via scanning into your computer or Kellogg’s Family Reward app – only when you purchase ONLINE between 7/21 – 9/11.
  • In order to redeem codes, you must create a Kellogg’s Family Rewards account.
  • 1 Kellogg’s product = 1 free, full-length Scholastic book, and each person can redeem up to 30 books.
  • You can also buy directly on Walmart.com and receive a free book from purchases made between 7/21/15 and 9/11/15. Look for Buy Now button for a list of all eligible items. Ecommerce redemptions are made via receipt scanning. Full details on site above.

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This program is a great way to build your library or even donate books! We love to sit and read together! The site also has an option to donate the book though, in case your home library is full (is that possible!?)! 🙂 Your donated book will ship directly to the school you chose in an envelope that says it was generously donated by your family.

Reading for #Back2SchoolReady Reading with my kids is something I truly enjoy! I love seeing their reactions to stories and watching them get into what’s coming next! It’s truly a special bonding time that I treasure!

Make sure you keep your kids reading during the summer! Free books are definitely a plus and can add such variety to your library at home!

Check out more books offered in this program and let me know which is your favorite! Share your favorites on Twitter or Instagram using #Back2SchoolReady to get others excited, too!

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Comments

  1. What cute kits! I think I’ll be making some of these myself! #client

  2. More companies should do things like the 1 box = 1 book initiative. Really love it!
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