diy cereal bar other back to school resources

DIY Cereal Bar & Other Back to School Resources!

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I know that it is the middle of July and maybe it is because my daughter will be going into Kindergarten this year but my mind is already a twitter with back to school prep! I have so many awesome tips and resources in this post I just can’t wait to get started! Everything from a DIY cereal bar to details on how to get up to 30 FREE BOOKS from Scholastic to free printables for a first day of school teacher gift! I have got your back today y’all so let’s get started!


Let’s start with the shopping. While you are at Walmart keep an eye out for this little logo on many of our favorite brands, things that you and I already buy regularly can now get us free Scholastic books!


I picked up some Kellogg’s Apple Jacks and Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats and for each box I can submit for a free book from Scholastic. It is that easy and it is FREE people! Plus, you can submit up to 30 codes from 30 boxes to get up to 30 books for free! Now you can use to build your own library, or you can start collecting them to give to the teacher on the first day of school. But with up to 30 books to redeem, you can certainly do both! In order to redeem your codes you create an account with Kellogg’s Family Rewards and make sure you do it within 14 days of purchasing your participating products!


I know for a fact that teachers spend so much of their own money on supplies and those Scholastic catalogs are tempting for all of us so any little bit to help offset expenses is so appreciated! I thought I would show you just how easy this process is by making a little YouTube video so check that out below.


Ok, now that you have your boxes and you have submitted for the codes, why not store that cereal in a way that promotes independence and time saving in the morning. I love this DIY cereal bar because Avery can get dressed and go right over and serve herself breakfast and I don’t have to worry about knocking over the open box in a rush or having to put anything way. Amazing! I have set it up in the summer so by the time we get to the school year it is already routine! Plus, I have to admit that I love any reason to use these clear serving jars, it is the little things.


I put out some bowls, spoons and bananas and breakfast is pretty much ready whenever the kids are!


Now, I also mentioned a free printable. Once you have gotten your free books (which arrive in 6-8 weeks but usually much earlier) you can wrap them up or tie them with ribbon and add this fun little tag and you have a great little gift to pop in your child’s backpack for the first day of school! The link above the picture is the pdf copy to print and cut.

Teacher Book Gift Printable

Book Gift Printable

I hope all these tips and resources helped! Be sure to check out more books available via this Kellogg’s offer HERE. I’d love to hear your favorite book offered! #Back2SchoolReady


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