It’s time for Operation Christmas Child! My kids and I have packed shoeboxes full of special items for years. They are delivered to poor communities all over the world. We love this ministry!
Here is what we packed this year.
For a girl ages 10-14:
In the box for a girl, ages 10-14 we included socks, hair clips, a hair pick, toothbrushes, toothpaste, a notepad, pencils, pens, a ruler, a pencil box, scissors, a sewing kit, fabric, candy, yo-yo, bandana bag, soap and washcloth, and a sticker album.
Below is a bag my daughter made out of 2 bandanas. (See instructions here.)
For the boy, ages 10-14 we packed socks, soap and washcloth, a ball of twine, silly putty, candy, a yo-yo, ruler, pens, pencils, notepad, a pencil box, a flashlight, magnifying glass, sizzlers magnet toy, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.
For the little girl we packed a brush, hair clips, soap and washcloth, markers and coloring book, stuffed animal, Care Bears book, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and candy.
We packed socks, stuffed animal, a book about trains, toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap and washcloths, markers and coloring book, silly putty, and candy.
My older kids also filled out a sheet about themselves to include in the boxes, along with a picture of our family.
You can download the All About Me sheets at the Operation Christmas Child website.
We love to take them to the church on the last day so we can see them being loaded into the huge delivery trucks. See below for this year’s delivery.
It’s not to late to pack a shoebox! The deadline is Monday, November 19. See the OCC website for all the details. I’ve found some great ideas for things to pack on my OCC Pinterest Board. Follow me!
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Love the ideas – thank you so much. Where did you get the about me sheets? That is a great idea for littles to participate in sharing about who they are and where they’re from. Stopping by from A Mama’s Story 🙂
Here is the link to the sheets: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/promotional-resources-print-art/ Such a great idea, huh!
Jenny @ Women With Intention says
Love your tips!
Oh! I really need to do this! I haven’t done it for years, but my kids would love it =)
We LOVE doing these boxes as a family as well! We’d love for you to share with us on Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!!!
Thanks for the invite!