Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Gift Basket ~ Giveaway Closed

One lucky reader will win a Pillsbury Back to School Gift Basket. That includes a coupon for a free package of Pillsbury Back to School Shape sugar cookies, lunch bag, pencil case, ruler and sharpener!

Did you know that each package of these back-to-school cookies has two Box Tops? Which can help your child's school earn extra cash!

We got a package of these cookies and baked them to start our home school year and had so much fun. The kids love making cookies and I love how they do not make a mess.

How to enter:

Leave a comment on how you make going back to school fun.

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Emilie said...

My boys aren't quite in school yet but I would try to get them excited about it by letting them help me pick out their school supplies, visiting the school, talking about all the things they will learn and the kids they will meet, etc.

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Jessica said...

I put little notes in the lunch bags.

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slb3334 said...

Helping them pick out supplies.

Amber said...

I make back to school fun by picking out a new outfit for my kids and leaving them fun notes in their lunchboxes!
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cqueen2 said...

i dont have to make it exciting they are excited this year!! The weather has not been that nice this summer so the kids are ready to go back

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Heather said...

I make back to school fun for my children by making them little sandwiches with assorted cookie cutter shapes to take in their luchboxes, and in each lunchbox I tape a little note on paper or napkin telling them how much I love and miss them, and I will see them soon! They love that, and the other kids in their class sometimes get envious!

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Nancy said...

My kids are older now but we always have the back to school dinner-fish-brain food! and a favorite dessert!!
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Tonya said...

We homeschool,so they get excited to "start school" again:)But all I have to do is print out their worksheets,and they are raring to go!We do mostly printouts with some book work mixed in,so when they see the printer go on and no coupons coming out,they are thrilled.

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Anonymous said...

I make my kids work all day long so they are begging to go back to school.
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Lee P said...

I make back to school fun by letting them pick out their own clothes and supplies for back to school. I also include treats with their lunches so this is a perfect giveaway. Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in.

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We homeschool our three kids, so there is no back-to-school moment for them. But we we do tend to have more fun at this time of year, because the parks are less crowded, and the weather is starting to cool a little bit.
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Stephanie said...

I make going back to school fun by trying to leave little notes in my sons lunch box and buying him special new clothing for school.
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Sonya said...

I let Gracie pick out all of her school supplies this year. It made her so excited!

Terri said...

My granddaughter will be starting preschool so I bought her favorite character Hello Kitty tops, a dinosaur sandwich box with dinosaur shape sandwich cutter, and a box of new crayons.
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degood said...

I make going back to school fun by taking the girls individually to get school supplies and also by planning some special end of summer activity the last week of summer.

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Amanda S. said...

My kids are still in elementary school, so I don't have to do much to make it fun! They're excited to go back. But, they do really like shopping for new supplies and clothes!

Sylvia said...

By talking it up. How much fun they will have, see friends, learn new stuff.
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barbara.montyj said...

Well this is the perfect giveaway for me!
My daughters & make cookies the weekend before school starts.
They're at that age, they just love it!

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Titania Blossoms said...

I have the kids participate in sorting all the new supplies and putting them away and labeling everything!

panicxduh said...

I tell my kids to make a list
of all the fun goals they want to achieve by the end of the school year//

anything from meeting cute boys to earning an award--
it gets them excited for the coming school year!

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scarlette10 said...

I get everyone involved with picking out clothes and new school supplies

Stephanie said...

We talk about expectations for the school year and how exciting it is to meet new friends.
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Jay said...

We are new at this but had fun having him pick out new shoes that he was needing anyways! Next year we'll do bookbag and lunch. My son was really proud to show school to dad.
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blabla3269 said...

back to school stuff of coarse

Anonymous said...

I make smiley face sandwiches for lunch boxes: Make a cheese sandwich with two slices of whole wheat bread, and then cut it into a round shape with a large cookie cutter. Press into the sandwich the shapes of eyes, nose and mouth, and fill them in with spray cheese.
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The Gosfam said...

This is my first experience with school. My daughter is starting kindergarten and I just made it exciting to get new school clothes, and all her supplies. I also took the day off work for her first day and have special treats planned for when she gets home.

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SaraLe said...

leaving little notes in lunch box.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Shopping for school clothes always makes going back to school fun.

iloliver said...

i put little smiley face and heart shaped notes in his backpack because he cant read yet and I volunteer to read to the class and as a teacher helper when needed.

iloliver said...

I put smiley face and heart shaped notes in his backpack because he cant read yet. That way he always has my love. I volunteer to read to the class and as a teacher helper when needed.

JC said...

Let them pick their beloved back to school lunchbox.

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cdziuba said...

I make back to school fun by making creative lunches. I cut my kids' sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters, and tuck notes into their napkins. They like it very much, and I don't do it all summer so it's a fun back to school treat!

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Tina said...

I let my son help me get his school supplies and some of his clothes. We went to pre-k orientation and now we're starting to get everything all opened up. We've been talking about what he'll do and how much fun he's going to have.
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Sharon Harmon said...

I make little cards with positive affirmations and colorful designs on them. The affirmations are like, "The more i like myself, the more others like themselves!", and "No one is any more or less worthy than I am!" and I put them in my kidlets' lunch boxes, pockets, shoes, anywhere that will surprise them! Thank you for the contest!
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spitfyr323 said...

I allow my boy to get a brand new backpack each year - he gets to pick it out.

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Peggy said...

Cookie and brownie baking and then add a back to school pizza party!
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lmurley2000 said...

my kids love shopping for their school supplies so we go shopping for their supplies and then they get excited about everything they get at the store.
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picking out cute school supplies and new clothes!

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Derek, Brooke, Allie and Avery said...

My girls aren't in school yet, but I am already trying to get my 3 year old excited for preschool. I take her to watch her cousin go to school and see the bus.....we have a lesson plan of our own to follow and she is VERY excited about that.

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alwayshopeful said...

Going back to school can be exciting as well as scary..But the boys know when they get in from school they can relax for a bit of cookies and milk.Setting at the table,dipping away and discussing what happened at school that day!Good way to keep communication open and i hope this is something that carries on for years to come ~
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Lori A. said...

Normally going back to school is a big to-do in our house. This year I was on crutches after foot surgery so, sadly, it was much more low-key. Usually we get excited with school supplies shopping and picking out their favorite backpack & lunchbox. We visit the school and look around. We usually go out and buy the perfect first day of school outfit. Then, on the big day I usually get up and make them a big yummy hot breakfast, fix their lunches and send them off for a great first day. Then I usually have a special snack and make their favorite dinner. I sure missed that this year!

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Jackie said...

To make back to school fun, we plan a shopping day with lunch. I let my kids choose their own school supplies so they will be excited about using them. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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jceko77 said...

I make going back to school fun by putting a note in my daughter's lunch bag to brighten her day
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Anonymous said...

I love leaving notes in theor lunch boxes...

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sibabe64 said...

Well this year our township voted on school uniforms and the kids around here weren't happy. I decided to make it a girls day out with some other girls and let them vent about it over lunch at a restaurant. It ws so cute to see 9 year olds have so many opinions.

tlr said...

We talk about what fun snacks we will bring to pre-K to share. Family Fun website is great for ideas.

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Chris said...

Grandma took my kids shopping, one at a time, to pick out some fun new stuff for school, they love going shopping with grandma (and I appreciate the help with school shopping)

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Tamara B. said...

We always throw a back to school party, my children invite their friends, we have a barbeque, and play some fun games.

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Chris said...

my kids are just two, but i look forward to new lunch boxes packed with love notes and yummy snacks!

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Jess said...

My girls pick out their clothes for the week on Sunday so there is no chaos in the mornings. They also get to choose a daily (healthy) snack to bring to school. =)

McKim said...

I let my kids wear one of their new outfits for school the week before school starts.

Anonymous said...

We talk about the fun they had last year, and set goals for this year. I'm an active listener. They have lots to say.

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Kelly said...

We get excited with back to school shopping!

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Amanda said...

We aren't in "back to school" mode yet but we do get back to the story hour at the library and MOPS in the fall. To make it fun we let the kids help pick out clothes and give them a fun breakfast that will keep them full for awhile!

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Mom of Pixies said...

We spend the week before doing a whirlwind of summer activities and then recover the weekend before school. Once the girls are in school I leave little decorated notes in their lunch box. Mostly embarrassing stuff like I love them and am so excited for them to learn new things in the new year - but it's fun - at least for me!

Anonymous said...

I tell my kids that if they behave in school the first week, I will treat them to ice-cream after school on Friday.

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llinda29 said...

Buying new clothes and supplies makes it fun

reaping joy said...

Well, since I home school, my situation is a little different than most, but I try to gradually ease into schoolwork & give the kids activities that they can do outside to enjoy the last few weeks of good weather that we will be having.

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nicole said...

my daughter isnt in school yet, but we bought her 'back to school supplies' for a craft box for her during the year. shes all excited!

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JamericanSpice said...

They help with picking out the school materials and they love this. They don't yet go to public school, but I still teach at home.

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I make going back to school fun by sleeping outside with my girls the first couple of weeks of school The stars & fresh warm air makes 4 great sleepin...... birdson@roadrunner.com

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Jeccica said...

I make heart shaped toast in the morning for lots of going back to school love jssk13@roadrunner.com

Bombtastic Belle said...

Besides all the normal buying clothes and picking o ut school supplies (which, I admit, I love buying!) I would do something silly like put a note in their box to make them smile. :)
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I cut my sons sandwiches into shapes. He loves to see what new shape he will have in his lunch each day!

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Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

We take pictures of their first day of school with the number of the grade they are starting.

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moushka said...

We will pick out the clothes for the first week of school and make sure everything is packed in the backpack.

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I let him choose his own back to school items like backpack,clothes, notebooks, etc.

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mogrill said...

We love shopping for clothes, supplies and lunch stuff. I don't know why but it is sooo fun!! It gets me ready for fall. Thanks for the chance.
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cari said...

Lots of crafts, special meals, and learning dinners...each month we choose a different country...learn all about it and make special recipes that fit the country. The kids learn new languages, learn about new cultures and try new foods.

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I made a special day plate at our local pottery place. My kids used it for breakfast and supper on the first day of school! jenmizener at gmail dot com

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Judy said...

put notes in their lunch bags
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cstironkat said...

We go shopping and out to lunch during tax free weekend. This gets the kids so excited about starting school. We also throw a back to school party the first Saturday after school starts.

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You can make going back to school fun if you help your child clean his room and go shopping together for all new school supplies and clothes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

My "children" are now in their 30'x, and I forget how we made back to school fun. My grandchildren are being homeschooled, so they don't do back to school either.

Missy said...

My kids get excited picking out their new backpacks and meeting their new teachers before school starts. I also put a note in their lunch the first day of school.

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Kristy said...

I try to make going back to school fun by letting the kids pick out their own clothes, supplies, etc.
And then when school starts, they help make their own lunches, so they are happy about what they are eating, because they helped make it!

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We make back to school fun by baking a cake to celebrate the first day back.
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I like to make Back to School fun by bringing my daughter shopping and letting her pick out her own supplies, backpack, lunch bag and especially her clothes. She loves going shopping and it not only gets her ready for but as excited for school as well. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

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I make it fun by baking cookies.
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I leave my husband notes in his brief case for his school days :)

Cathy said...

My son isn't in school yet but I would try to get him excited about it by letting him help me pick out school supplies, possibly visiting the school and talking about all the friends he will meet.

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I have my daughter pick out her own supplies and choose what she likes the best. I also have her get a few new clothes that she likes.

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rosebo51 said...

My grandkids are really excited about school this year. I have a second grader and one in kindergarten. This would be great.

Ally Mack said...

I don't have kids in school yet, but I want to make their lunch every night with them that we can. I just think it would be fun to do together.

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Helping pick out school supplies, new backpack and lunch bag and a special outfit to wear the first day of school!
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i try to make going back to school fun by letting the kids pick out their supplies and new clothes

Lauren at Big Easy Mom said...

My four year old loves school (thankfully) so I don't really have to do anything to make it more fun. I do make a big deal of how its a "big boy" thing to do - he eats that up! And I let him choose his breakfasts before school (within reason - I nixed the peanut butter and chocolate sandwich that his dad taught him about).

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we made going back to school fun by letting him help pick out some of his supplies an clothes,we visited the school so he could meet his teacher,an hes excited

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free indeed said...

I'm past those years of having little ones in school, but shopping for school supplies was always such a positive highlight for them to WANT to go back to school! Also, I would send 'cool' snack packs for their snack time that they don't get at home...makes something to look forward to during the day too.

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Aleta said...

we homeschool - so I try to plan lots of fun activities the first two weeks - and they love all their new school supplies!

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I make the mini choc chip cookies and leave them in my sons lunch pail

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i would get her to help make her lunch and make it fun buying making cutout sandwich shapes,ants on a log etc..
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