#BagItForward School Supplies for Kids in Need and a Kid’s Door Sign

Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by? Feels like it was just spring yesterday and here it is, end of July. Kids are going back to school in a month! Which means back to school shopping. I loved shopping for school supplies when I was in school and I can’t wait to shop again for myself. I’m sure, I mentioned that I was going back to school to get my graduate degree next month. It’s a little different shopping when you are a college student than when you are a kid. I started by getting my baby sister some school supplies first, considering all I need is a computer and a notepad.

While I was at WalMart, shopping for school supplies, I picked up extra school supplies to donate to the kids in need. (Check you my shopping trip HERE) I am very happy to participate in the “Bag It Forward” movement and I am hoping that many of my readers will join as well!
 What is “Bag It Forward”?

Bag It Forward is a movement and a call to action. People across the country have joined together to help provide quality school supplies for the children and teachers in their local communities. On average, teachers spend $356 of their personal money on quality school supplies every year. By simply picking up an extra bag of school supplies for a child or teacher in your life, you can make a huge impact! Join us and #BagItForward!

While shopping at your local WalMart, please check out the Elmer’s 1st Day display. You will notice that there is a QR code, scan in with your iPhone or Android and download the app FOR FREE! If you want to get the app before going shopping, the app is available for download directly from the iTunes Store and Google Play or on  http://the1stday.com/walmart.

What is 1st Day App?

The Elmer’s 1st Day™ app is a FREE mobile app that enables parents to capture those priceless “1st day” moments year after year. It also provides teachers a unique platform to share photos of their classrooms, school projects and more with family and friends. For every photo uploaded, Elmer’s will donate one product to The Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) (up to 200,000 products).
Another plus is when you use this app you can also get a free 5 x 7 digital print in August from Walmart.  In August, just visit the Walmart Photo Department in-store or online at Walmart.com/photo for details.

After my sister and I got home from shopping, we got the supplies basket for donation together and decided to make a craft. Since we were in the “back to school” mood, we made her a “studying” flip door sign.

You will need:
~A wooden door sign cutout, paint, school themed wooden forms, Elmer’s Painter’s Markers, wooden stars, glue that works on paint and wood. 
How to make it:
Paint the door sign and let it dry completely. Glue the school themed wooden forms onto the sign on one side and the stars on the other side. Using Elmer’s Painter Markers, write “study” on one side and “party” on the other side. 
You are done!

My local news station teamed up with some local grocery stores and some banks to collect donations for school supplies. They placed bins inside the stores and banks. As soon as our donation basket was ready, we headed to the closest bank, that was accepting donations, to drop off our basket. We were the first ones to make the donations, I really hope that we will not be the last ones!

I have some more EXCITING news to share! 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!

If you want to find some more information on Bag It Forward movement or 1st Day app please visit Their Website, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook!

Come see my Top Ten Items needed for back to school! HERE

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Elmer’s. All the photographs and opinions are my own. #CBias #SocialFabric #BagItForward

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  1. Great job, So important to help children reach their potential with the right supplies. 

  2. Nice! When I was an elementary teacher I spent several hundreds of dollars each year on stuff like this.  :)  I’m sure your children’s teacher will greatly appreciate it. Congrats on also starting up your graduate degree. I’m beginning my final two classes next week for mine.  I’m sure you’ll do fantastic! Megan

  3. Love the door sign! That looks like a great donation.

  4. Stuff the Bus! How cute! What a great cause to support … love the craft you did!

  5. You had so much fun with this project and I love your daughter’s participation – such a great project

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