Year round, my kids collect Box Tops™. With school just starting, I wanted to make it fun and educational for them, so we came up with a Box Tops™ Collection Math Game. This gives them a way to really understand how much they are collecting. It is super simple and you can make it as easy or hard as you want to depending on your child’s age. What you need? Box Tops from your favorite products, and two containers (we got Ziplock snack containers with lids), and a good collection of dimes.
First thing you will do is have your kids cut the Box Tops off of the boxes and other packages that you have. If you already have a stack, then this will be even more fun!
After you have the Box Tops cut out, set them out on the table, and the put a pile of dimes nearby, with two open containers that they can put the dimes and Box Tops into.
You will then have your child count the Box Tops, and put one dime into a container for every Box Tops that there are. You will be able to teach them many things with this. Counting by tens, adding up how many dimes there are, and making sure that the number of Box Tops matches how many dimes you are putting in the container.
We have opted to do this with each of our kids in school this year, and let them keep their container of dimes at the end of the school year as a motivation to collect and turn them in. You can also get a paper and keep track of each “deposit” so it is easier to keep a running tally. My kids are pretty excited about this and are already making plans with the money. I know that the school will also be happy with
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