We all love Rice Krispies squares, right? That’s what I thought! I have been fortunate enough to work with Kellogg’s on their Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys initiative for a couple years now and have loved every minute of it. The concept is simple, you and your kids make a toy out of Rice Krispies treats, share it on the Treats For Toys website or on social media with the #TreatsForToys hashtag and Kellogg’s will give $20 to the Salvation Army so they can buy a real toy for a child in need.
My favourite part of the campaign so far has been the ability to involve my kids in every aspect of it. Making Rice Krispies treats doesn’t require any baking so the kids have been in the kitchen with me every step of the way and my son even helped choose and design our latest creation of the baseball and bat shown above. Once I explained to the kids that each one of our creations were going to help buy toys for less fortunate children, my kids didn’t want to stop making them. As my daughter so eloquently put it, “Let’s make one million toys!”. These are important lessons that the kids will carry with them as they grow and I love that we are having fun as a family while learning them.
If you’re looking for a fun way to give back this holiday season, I highly recommend involving your kids and sharing your own Rice Krispies creations with the world. If you need a little inspiration for your creations, you can always visit the Rice Krispies website and head to the Treats For Toys tab for some examples. It’s as easy as Make, Share, Give and you even get some sweet treats out of the deal!
To get you started with your creations, I am giving away a Treats For Toys Prize Pack which includes everything you’ll need to get going. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.
Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.