Bag It Forward this Back to School Season

Don’t let the sweltering days fool you–school is just right around the corner! Although Amber will still be doing preschool with me this year the church that we go to runs a wonderful, if small, Christian school. When I heard about the opportunity to contribute to by donating a bag (or in our case box!) of quality school supplies they immediately came to mind!

Knowing that the best deals can be found at Wal*Mart me and Amber headed on over. (check out the fun we had along the way in our Google+ Album!) When we got there I wasn’t disappointed–the prices were crazy low– 50 cents for a box of nice quality crayons and $1 for markers? Awesome! I was thrilled that we were able to fill our cart with enough for 4 students, and a few goodies for the teachers, for under $20.

At the display I found information about the Elmers 1st Day App download.  It allows you to take and upload pictures and for each For every photo uploaded, Elmer’s will donate one product to The Kids in Need Foundation(KINF) (up to 200,000 products). If that’s not reason enough for you to download (and I hope it is??!!) X-Acto Desinger Series and Walmart are offering a chance to win a trip for four to Disney World!  Entry form can be found on the 1st Day App site

My little budding artist decided she wanted to help me get the donation all ready so we turned it into a several day long craft! Amber loves to paint so we started off with that!

She refers to Sunday School as “my school” so the entire time she was jabbering about how excited she was to send the “presents” to her “teachers”.  We’re both looking forward to when everyone gets back from their vacations so we can bring it to them!

This was such a fun, easy, and inexpensive project–Amber and I both hope you’ll catch the bug and choose a teacher or student to #BagItForward to as well!

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