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Reading has always been a high priority in our family. You can probably expect that when you have a Mom that teaches high school English. Having a home filled with books has always been important. And I’m always looking for ways to get the boys excited about reading. Combining reading with eating is one way to entice them.
A trip to Walmart and a stock-up of their favorite breakfast items. But these items all contain a special offer from Kellogg’s, a free Scholastic book. Each box equals one free book. And that even includes free shipping.
Prefer to shop online? You can do that, too. 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 at www.walmart.com/KelloggsBackToSchoolBooks for a list of all eligible items. Just remember to redeem your code for a free Scholastic book within 14 days of purchase.
In order to redeem the codes for your free books you must create a Kellogg’s Family Rewards account. Just a few simple steps and your book (or books) will be on their way to you. Each person can redeem up to 30 books.
I chose a physical book, though e-books are also available. (They even have books in Spanish.) The twins will be studying American History next year, so for one of our books we picked a book that we can use with our homeschool learning. They also picked some books that we can read out loud together. I have noticed that no matter how old the twins get, they still enjoy having me read to them.
With all of these new books headed our way, I enlisted the kids to help with this DIY cereal box book holder. We started by cutting off the top flaps of our box.
Then we made the marks for our cuts. Five inches up from the bottom, and three inches over from the side. Then use the ruler to make a straight line connected the marks.
Scissors to cut off the cardboard.
We chose to cover our book holder with duct tape. Littlest picked out the pineapple design. Extra points to him for keeping up with this summer trend.
The book holder will be the perfect spot to keep the books that we are currently reading.
Don’t have kids at home? Think about donating the books to child who could use them. We have friends who have a Little Library in their front yard and are always looking for book donations to keep it filled. If you choose to donate to a school, your donated book will ship directly to the school you chose in an envelope that says it was generously donated by your family.
Be sure to check out more books available via this Kellogg’s offer at http://cbi.as/gfgc. I’d love to hear your favorite book offered! #Back2SchoolReady
That’s a great way to upcycle a cereal box!
Weekends Count - A Millennial Travel, Food, and Activity Blog says
I love the way that you combined three concepts into one post (helping the school district, where to find the products in the store, and how you can recycle the box top)! 🙂 Love this!
I cannot wait to try it!