Changeable Fundraising Container

Changeable Fundraising Container lesson plan

Bring attention to good causes with an awesome fundraising container. Turn the container into a reusable surface with clear plastic adhesive and use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to draw and write on it over and over again.

  • 1.

    Measure and cut a large piece or two regular size pieces of Crayola® Construction Paper to fit around a cylinder-shaped, recycled container. Glue the construction paper to the recycled container with a Crayola® Glue Stick.

  • 2.

    Cut out additional pieces of construction paper shapes and a long strip to track funds. Use a glue stick to attach these pieces to the recycled container covered with construction paper.

  • 3.

    Use a Crayola® marker to add details: writing labels, dashes, lines or dots.

  • 4.

    Measure and cut a piece of clear plastic adhesive paper. Peel off the back and carefully place it around the exterior of the decorated recycled container. Smooth out any air bubbles.

  • 5.

    Measure and cut a piece of construction paper to fit the top of the lid and attach it with a glue stick. Cover the construction paper on the lid with a piece of clear plastic adhesive.

  • 6.

    Use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to draw and write on the outside of the container. It’s reusable too, just use the E-Z Erase Mitt to wipe off the dry-erase crayon and start over again.


  • Students understand the meaning of philanthropy.
  • Students connect examples of philanthropy in current times and history.
  • Students discuss examples of philanthropy they have observed in their own lives.


  • Students read literature with a philanthropy theme, like The Lemonade Ripple: An Adventure in Philanthropy. Students brainstorm and develop ideas to raise funds for needy causes in their school and community.
  • Students bring in articles from the newspaper or magazines that demonstrate modern-day philanthropy as a current events assignment.
  • Assessment: Students write a paragraph or essay about philanthropy that includes the definition and examples.
  • Students bring in current event articles demonstrating philanthropy.