It’s that time of year again, the annual Treats for Toys campaign from Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. Combining the holiday tradition of baking and decorating treats with the benefit of charitable giving is a program I think all families can get behind. We enjoyed participating last year and this year Kellogg’s Rice Krispies makes it even easier for you to join in on the fun.
Letting the kids get creative in the kitchen can be fun if you allow yourself to step away. It’s so easy as a parent to step in and take over, whether the kids are learning to cook or working on a school project. We have this notion of perfection that we inadvertently pass on to our kids by stepping in and taking over. With the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys program I step away completely, just supervising the fun. And boy do the kids have fun.
It’s easy for anyone to get involved and give a child a toy this holiday season. Just follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Make a Toy-Shaped Treat. Like last year, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies has created a number of simple toy patters, from a princess and bunny to a robot and racecar. You can find all the patterns on their site RiceKispies.ca. Don’t forget to watch the video showing the created treat and related toy interacting. Too cute. If the patterns don’t win your child’s imagination, let them get creative with their own toy ideas
2. Snap a Photo. Once the kids have finished decorating their creations snap a picture to share on your own social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #TreatsforToys
3. Repeat. With each original treat image shared using the hashtag #TreatsforToys Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to the Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child. The more treats you create and share, the more children will receive a toy this holiday season (to a maximum donation of $30,000).
How easy is that? The program runs between October 1 and December 24, 2014, giving you plenty of opportunity to create some fun memories with your own kids as well as happy hearts for the children receiving a new toy.
We’ve been having fun making our treats at home and thanks to the folks at Kellogg’s Rice Krispies we have one (1) Treats for Toys Decorating Kit to give to one EverythingMom reader. This kit includes the supplies you’ll need to make your own creations. Remember to share your creations with the hashtag #TreatsforToys to benefit other children this holiday season.
For a chance to win this kit simply comment in the form below letting me know which of the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies toy-shaped pattern your child would want to make (Robo Rob, Princess Sweetums, Reginald T Rex, Vinny Vroom, Yummy the Bunny) or would they delve out into their own creative idea?
This post was sponsored by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in support of their Treats for Toys holiday campaign, but as always the content shared is my own. One (1) Treats for Toys Decorating Kit is available to be won. Contest closes November 30, 2014 and is open to Canadian residents only. Please see full contest rules.