Kellogg’s Treats for Toys: Create a Toy, Have Fun & Rice Krispies w/ Salvation Army Will Donate A Toy to A Child in Need. #TreatsForToys
Treats for Toys.
Making a difference.
And it’s as easy as snap, post and tweet! This year it’s easier than ever to share the spirit of the season by taking part in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys program. Canadians from coast-to-coast can participate simply by creating a toy-shaped treat out of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Participants can take inspiration from five toy-shaped recipes found on RiceKrispies.ca or can get creative and develop their own toy recipe. With no baking required, everyone in the family can join in the fun.
We love participating in this program every year, it is not only fun but, it feels good to be able to help someone in need. We get the kids involved, we explain to them the significance of the program and that Salvation Army has teamed up with the great people of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies to help kids in need.
A Toy for A Toy.
Bust out the essentials and have fun with it. Have leftover Halloween candy? Use it! Plus, you have plenty of inspiration with Rice Krispies fun and new characters to transform into a toy. There are 5 to choose from and you’ll find a few NEW toy-shaped treats, if you want to get creative, you can make up your own design!
- Create your toy-shaped treat using one of five Kellogg’s Rice Krispies recipes available on RiceKrispies.ca or design your own!
- Take a picture of your treat and upload the picture to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #TreatsforToys hashtag.
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child.
That’s Vinny Vroom.
There’s nothing like the need for speed, instead of going on an open-sleigh ride, you can hop in this super car and cruise! We got inspiration from the Rice Krispies site and this is our version of Vinny. You can take a virtual ride with Vinny, here. Vinny was all smiles and ready to take-off, with race stripes and all. I’m glad that he will be transforming into a $20 donation towards a toy for a child who will appreciate it.
Yummy the Bunny.
Well, I can attest that he is very yummy! We had a ball making him, he was a bit more difficult to make, especially since it was a challenge to get him to stand and “hop” around. When he finally got a sturdy stance, he posed for the picture above!
TIP: Rinse hands with cold water while handling the Rice Krispies treats. It can get sticky!
We had a lot of laughs at his eyes that kept falling off and the licorice that just didn’t want to stay on. But, in the end, we got it! Our solution was to use an edible marker to make the eyes and buttercream to stick!
It’s Your Turn.
This year, Rice Krispies has made it even easier to share! All you have to do is share your toy creations to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TreatsForToys or you can upload them to the RiceKrispies.ca website. The more toys shared the more toys that will be donated! This is an easy, low-cost and fun way to teach your kids to start giving back when they can. I can’t wait to see all of YOUR creations!
While the holidays will bring celebrations, carols around the fireplace, the smell of turkey permeating the house, family, friends and gift-giving all around. It’s a great time to give back, I think that it is what gets you into the holiday spirit. Knowing that in a small way you were able to make someone’s holidays a bit brighter.
So, what will you make?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: I am part of the #TreatsForToys Program, I have been compensated for this participating. My thoughts and opinion are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
This is so cute,I donate every year to the S.Army
That is awesome, always great to give back.
You are correct, there are so many people in need. It really does not take much to make a difference.
My kids are so darn spoiled and it makes me sad that there are kids that go without sometimes.
Oh my goodness – those Rice Krispy Treat desserts are too cute! What a fun campaign. I also love that it's supporting a good cause.
It is an awesome cause!
What a neat program. You guys did a great job making Vinny and Yummy is posing smartly for the photo.
Thanks so much, it was a lot of fun and Yummy did pose!
This is such a great program! It's an awesome way to combine family time and making a difference. I love it.
So very true!
Oh my goodness, that car and bunny are to die for! Looks like a lot of work, but turned out amazing!
To be honest, it is totally not a lot of work. It is easy to mold and decorating is fun and quick!
I saw these on IG. So cute! I guarantee if I tried to make them, they would have turned out completely indecipherable. 🙂 Thanks for the cold water tip. That's good to know!
My pleasure, it can get tricky and sticky but, it is fun!
We love making treats for toys each year. It's a great program!
We love it too!
I absolutely love those cars! My 5 year old would really have fun making (and eating) those. What a great way to enjoy time with your kids and help other kids at the same time.
It is a great way to spend time and to teach little ones about giving back.
I love what Kellog's is doing. Some companies say they'll donate a dollar or some other small amount, but $20.00 per entry is a substantial amount of money.
It sure is and it can go a long way.
I tried to make rice krispie treats last year and failed miserably me and the stickyness do not get along.
Yes, it is so sticky. Use water on your hands first!
How cute are those treats. We love playing with our food when we can.
LOL, we do too!
The bunny is so cute. I will have to make some crispy treats and make something.
It is an easy way to give back!
What a wonderful and fun idea!!! I'd go for Robo Rob 🙂
LOL, he is pretty awesome.
I love this program. There are so many kids out there that wouldn't have a Christmas if it wasn't for Toys for Tots.
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Oh my goodness, those are so super-cute. I don't remember a holiday season that we haven't made rice krispie treats. HA!
It is a staple!
I always make Rice Krispy treats with my Kellogg's Rice Krispy cereal. Though, these ideas are very well thought-out and creative. I loved them 🙂
And tons of fun!
How great is this?! There are so many kids who need this. I think it's great that Kellog's is putting such a large amount per entry to Toys for Tots.
I think it is great too!
That's the coolest rice krispie treat I've ever seen! I love the idea of treats for toys. Wonder if they have something similar here in the U.S.
I am not sure but, it really is a great way to give back!
What a wonderful thing Kellog's is doing for children in need. I'm going to do this with my kids this weekend.
It is a great cause!
Oh my goodness those are awesome! You are so talented! I must try this!
Haha, it is a lot of fun!
Wow, I love those Rice Krispies Creations! They are so cute, and perfect for kids..what a great mission!
It is a great initiative, for sure.
I agree, it is always great to give back.