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Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about school? For us, it’s more than just “back to school” time – it’s very FIRST day of school time! Yup, my little man will be starting Kindergarten this year, so I’m already thinking about how this is going to affect our schedules, and how we can make this new transition as seamless as possible.
Breakfast, lunch, snack – they’re all big challenges when you’re busy but still want to provide good choices. That’s why I’m approaching this school year with a plan: build on the items my kids already love. Waffles, for example. My kids are big on Eggo waffles from the toaster, but I’m not big on loading them up with lots of syrup. So, in order to set them off on the right foot each day, I’ve got 10 new ways to top their waffles so they start each morning strong and ready to learn, whether it’s my 3-year-old at daycare or my big kid in the classroom.
Try these toppings to add some extra WOW to your kids’ morning waffles!
(Many can be made into a sandwich to grab and go!)
- classic PB&J
- almond butter and banana slices
- a swipe of pumpkin pie filling
- apple slices and melted Cheddar
- toasted ham and swiss cheese
- yogurt and berries
- cream cheese and sliced strawberries (or strawberry jam)
- applesauce with a sprinkle of cinnamon
- slivered pears, honey and smoked gouda
- hummus (or peanut butter) with raisins and shredded carrots
A solid breakfast will put your kids on the right path to learning every day, and reading is a big part of a productive school day. Kellogg’s has both ends covered now that they’re offering codes for FREE BOOKS inside specially marked packages!
We found participating items all over our local Walmart (check the seasonal aisle) and now we’re expecting three free books in the mail! I’ll show you how to get them in just a moment…
We got our codes inside Eggo Waffles, NutriGrain bars and Raisin Bran, but you can find them inside other Kellogg’s products, like cereals, Special K protein shakes, Cheez-It, and more.
(Just make sure you grab the ones with the “Free Book” messaging, like these:)
One book for each box you buy. Pretty good deal, don’t you think? You can build up your own personal library in no time. And since most kids love getting packages in the mail, these special deliveries are a great way to encourage reading.
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Kellogg’s also gives you the option to donate your books, which will be shipped for free with a message that they were generously donated by your family. If you’re a teacher, or even if you just like to get involved with your local school, consider putting together a drive to accumulate book codes from Kellogg’s. With everyone’s help, those codes (and books) could really add up!
HOW TO GET YOUR BOOKS (IT’S EASY!)
You’ll have to create a Kellogg’s Family Rewards account in order to redeem your codes. (You can do that here.) I’ve put together a quick tutorial to show you how easy the whole process is…
First, head over to the Kellogg’s website to create your account and get started. You’ll see this page:
To get started, either log in using Facebook or sign up by creating a username and password.
You’ll be prompted to tell Kellogg’s a little bit about yourself, and then you’re in!
Simply enter your codes…
Then, choose your books! You’ll find books for all different reading levels so you can fill your home library with books of different lengths, genres, and reading levels. With over 80 titles (Spanish included), your child can discover the right book, at the right time.
Hard copy or ebooks are available, but ebooks cannot be donated.
Add your selections to your shopping cart, then hit the checkout.
You’ll receive a confirmation, then all you have to do is wait 6–8 weeks (or less) for your books to arrive. All shipping is free of charge.
NOTE: Consumers 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 the Buy Now button for a list of all eligible items. Ecommerce redemptions are made via receipt scanning. 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.Full details on site above. (Codes must be redeemed within 14 days of purchase, and all codes must be redeemed by 3/31/16.)
As a literature major and lifelong book lover, I can only hope that my children love reading as much as I always have. The pleasure and power of reading are immeasurable, and Kellogg’s is doing great things to make reading fun and accessible to kids everywhere. I hope that no matter how big my kids get, we can always hold on to our moments of reading and sharing books together.
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