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The basics of math is counting. The basics of learning how to give back is Box Tops for Education! Found now on participating General Mills products, with bonus Box Tops on General Mills products at Walmart, Box Tops collection can excite kids and get them motivated to collect them and help them get their numbers straight too!

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Since we collect them so often, this is really easy for us. All I need is participating items, which can be everything from Honey Nut Cheerios™ to Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups™ to Yoplait® Go-GURT®, a counting printable and a child who is excited about the project! So, any child who is excited about Counting with Box Tops!

My 1st grader can count pretty high but is just starting to learn how to translate that into items. So this is perfect for her! I just get my Box Tops, which are on the fridge in my Minion Duct Tape Box Top Holder, and a printable and my child and we start doing counting drills.

How many Box Tops go on each square? How many are left if you take 5 away? How many do you need to add 7+6? Anything you can think of is perfect for this little game!

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As an added bonus, after explaining to the kids that each Box Tops is worth $0.10 to their school for everything from supplies to books, they are now on alert at Walmart for any Box Top Bonus packs!

Here are some other facts about Box Tops for Education that you might not know:

  • Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
  •  Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate
  • Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
  • Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.

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I don’t know about you, but anything I can do to enhance my kids learning and giving back is a great thing! Print some number sheets, grab your Box Tops and get started with the basics!