December 27, 2016

Example of an OCC Shoebox for a 5-9 Year Old Boy - 2016

5 to 9 Year Old Boy Operation Christmas Child ShoeboxHere's an Operation Christmas Child shoebox we packed for a 5-9 year old boy this year.  This one we packed in an OCC GO box, we use a variety of types of shoeboxes.  


If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on boxes from this year for: Girl 2-4   Boy 2-4Girl 5-9Boy 5-9Girl 10-14, & Boy 10-14.

NOTE:  Different countries have different restrictions on what can be packed in an OCC shoebox due to customs, and this is the last year for candy in the USA.  Be sure to check the guidelines from your national organization before packing!

What went into the shoebox gift:


  • Hygiene Supplies:
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothbrush case
    • Ivory soap (bagged)
    • Soap case (snack container)
    • Washcloth
    • Comb 
  • School Supplies:
      • Pencils
        • 3-regular
        • 3-decorative 
      • Pens
        • 1-blue
        • 1-black
      • Enclosed Sharper
      • Eraser 
      • Journal
      • Composition book
    • Art Supplies:
      • Crayons 
      • Plain pad of paper 
      • Mini plain pad
      • Stencil
      • Scissors
    • To wear:
      • Hat
    • Toys 
    • Candy ( bagged & in original wrapping) UPDATE:  As of 2017 candy is no longer allowed.
    • Personal correspondence (not pictured)

    And here's how it was packed (may help people find ways to fit more in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes):


    Bottom layer of gifts packed into an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for 5 to 9 year old boy.
    First thing I always put in is flat things, the journal on the bottom, the soft composition book along the back to fold over.


    How to pack an OCC shoebox for a 5 to 9 year old boy.

    Then the soap case and crayons flat next.  The candy in the bag could conform around the roof of the Lincoln Logs type kit.

    Tucking a teddy bear in an OCC shoebox for a 5 to 9 year old boy.
    The arm of the bear fit between the wheels of the big wheel.  Probably should have slid the "field notes" down the side to save more room/protected it.

    Putting in the final layer of gifts into an OCC shoebox for a 5 to 9 year old boy.

    We have posted other 5 to 9 year old Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes you may like to check out.

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