These printable Box Tops for Education collection sheets making it easy for kids to keep track of donated Box Tops. Be sure to check out the rest of my free preschool printables when you’re done here.
These printable pages were originally made for the physical Box Tops kids used to collect. But they can also be used to keep track of digital Box Tops and points accrued from receipts.
Be sure to grab your copy of the printable at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: This post was originally sponsored General Mills® in 2015. All opinions and comments are, as always, mine.
Box Tops for Education Collection Sheets
In Simple Snack Math for Preschoolers, I shared that my son and I want to be more on top of collecting Box Tops for his school. We came up with a few ideas to help us do just that – a simple DIY recycled holder, along with some printable collection sheets. I was also excited to find out about an even easier redemption process!
How to Earn with Box Tops
As I mentioned earlier, this post was originally written in 2015. Since then, a lot has changed when it comes to Box Tops for Education. We used to collect and submit physical Box Tops, clipped off of boxes of cereal, snacks, and other products.
Then we moved onto eBoxTops that could be submitted through Sam’s Club and other such stores. But even those have faded into the background.
Since 2019, the focus has been on using an app to keep track of Box Tops. Non-expired physical Box Tops are still accepted, but General Mills® prefers the use of their app. You can scan your receipts and earn cash for your school that way. Learn more about the process here.
Related: Snack Math for Preschoolers
How to Use the Box Tops for Education Collection Sheets
Since physical Box Tops aren’t really around much anymore, you can’t really use the collection sheets as they were originally intended. When I first made the printable, we used them to count the Box Tops we’d collected. This made it helpful to bag up the tops before sending them to my son’s school.
Now, you can use them for a variety of other things. Here are some ideas:
- Keep track of the amount of money donated to your school via your receipts. Choose a monetary amount, like ten cents or a dollar. Color in a box or cross off a bus for each amount.
Of course, you don’t have to just use them for Box Tops tracking! You can also:
- Use them to keep track of great choices your class makes. Maybe once a sheet is filled up, your students get a special party or another type of special treat.
- Have the kids place loose parts or math manipulatives in each box, or on top of each bus. Then encourage the kids to touch and count each item. This will help with counting and one-to-one correspondence.
- The Box Tops for Education collection sheets can also be turned into transportation dice games! The kids roll a die and color in that many squares or buses. Whoever reaches the end first wins.
Even though we don’t use physical Box Tops much anymore, the printable sheets can find new life with a variety of other activities!
How will you use them with your students?
Make a Box Tops Holder
To make things super easy on us Engineer and I decided we needed a Box Top holder on top of our shoe cabinet. As we cut out Box Tops, we’ll place them in the holder. Every so often, we’ll go through and add them to our Box Tops for Education collection sheets. Then we’ll send them on to his school.
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Empty cardboard box
White acrylic paint
What we did
We didn’t do anything over the top – just had a bit of fun together. Engineer took on the role of “designer”, whereas I was the free labor. 🙂
We painted the box white to cover up the packaging. Once the paint was dried, we grabbed my stash of Washi tape. Engineer chose purple and blue, as those are our favorite colors. We decorated the box with the tape, then he used a marker to label the holder.
Nothing fancy about it, but we’re happy with how it turned out. Engineer is super excited about collecting the Box Tops this year. He’s already placed it on top of the cabinet near our front door, so it’s ready to go!
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Free Printable Box Tops for Education Collection Sheets
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