School Supplies are a Big Deal!

Oh how I love school supplies!

There just isn’t anything as satisfying as a new sharp pencil, crisp notebook, or unused box of crayons. School supply shopping is an event in my home because my husband shares my love for the event.

Each fall, we load up the kids with lists in hand and head to Target for our annual school supply shopping extravaganza!

So, when Target {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} approached me to spread the news about the Buy One, Give One – I was doubly excited! I jokingly call Target my second home and I adore that the school supplies I buy my kids is helping other kids enjoy the experience of having new supplies.

When you buy one school supply, Target will give one! For each select school supply you buy for back-to-school, Target will give another to the Kids in Need Foundation. Together, we can reach our goal of donating $25 million in school supplies.

That is a lot of sharpened pencils, crisp notebooks, and unused crayon boxes!

School Supplies as Game Pieces

My kids are always in the middle of some sort of project that usually has a bit of competition thrown in – it is just the normal of raising three boys!

Often these projects are some sort of game. I quickly put a stop to the boys raiding our board games for pieces because they seemed to disappear and then we would never have the ability to play Monopoly, Risk or Settlers. I told them they needed to find something else to use for their homemade games.

They soon realized that pencil erasers were very allowance-friendly and they started amassing them as a main ingredient to their game-building process.

I am not sure exactly how you play this game, but if you ask any of my kids, they will know. But I love the imagination and invention that brought them to creating something that is unique to them.

Every little thing is a really big deal!

How You Can Get Involved

Shop for school supplies at Target and Target will automatically donate school supplies to the Kids in Need Foundation.

And if you happen to need 6 packages of pencil erasers for your next game board project, Kids in Need will benefit!

It couldn’t be easier!

Back to School Inspiration

Inspired by the Buy One, Give One program, I have created a Back to School…Already! Pinterest board with all sorts of fun back-to-school ideas:

Follow Holly Homer’s board Back to School…Already? on Pinterest.

Click here for more information about the Buy One, Give One program.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target Back To School. The opinions and text are all mine.




Holly About Holly

Kids Activities Blog is Holly's blogging home.

She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.