As I check my list and warp the gifts I know my kids don’t really need anything but everyone loves a surprise at Christmas. As my kids can expect a gift or two under the tree, there are many other children who have no gifts to look forward to this Christmas season. Everyone deserves a gift and we’re doing our part to help.
While we watch our favourite Christmas movies and make holiday crafts, we’ll also make Rice Krispies treats. As part of Kellog’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys initiative will donate $20 to The Salvation Army, to a maximum of $30,000, whenever a Canadian uploads a photo of toy-shaped treat using Rice Krispies cereal to RiceKrispies.ca by December 22, 2013. The simple act of baking holiday treats means that a child will receive some Christmas joy in the form of a gift this year. How can you not participate
“Part of the magic of the holiday season for children comes from unwrapping a new toy,” says Captain Les Marshall, Public Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.“Unfortunately, not every Canadian child gets to experience this. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies on the Treats for Toys program, and spread festive joy to children across Canada.”
My daughter’s loved making toys fashioned after princess dolls and feisty robots. You can find instructions for these treat ideas and others on RiceKrispies.ca But not all kids want to be restricted in their creativity. Baking and decorating treats is a great family moment together but it is also a great way to encourage creativity. My son decided to forgo the provided templates and instead created his own Stevie character (from Minecraft for those not in the know).
With all the leftover Rice Krispies the kids also created balls and lovely wrapped up presents. I thought this was a great idea since we were making Rice Krispie treats as a way to give other kids gifts this year.
Making Rice Krispie treats has been a holiday tradition in our home for a few years, I love that our family tradition now benefits other kids this Christmas. Every child deserves a gift under the tree and thanks to Rice Krispies Treats for Toys program with the Salvation Army, more children will have a little merrier Christmas this year.
You can help by making your own toy-themed treat and uploading a photo on RiceKrispies.ca. But remember inorder for the gifts to get to the kids by Christmas you need to upload your image by Decembmer 22. And don’t forget to share your creations online using the hashtag #treatsfortoys. You might just inspire someone in your community to help too.
This post was sponsored by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies but the opinion and experiences are completely my own.