December 27, 2016

OCC shoebox for 5-9 boy - 2016

Here's a shoebox we packed for a 5-9 year old boy this year.  This one we packed in a GO box, we use a variety of boxes.  

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

NOTE:  Different countries have different restrictions on what can be packed in a 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 
      • To play noisily or others
        • Ball 
      • To play with quietly alone
        • 2 - cars
        • "Lincoln Logs" type kit
        • 2 - Dino figures sets in Easter Eggs, plus plastic "rock" and fences
      • To "love"
        • Crochet bear
    • Candy ( bagged & in original wrapping) 
    • Personal correspondence (not pictured)
      • Family photo
      • Letter  

    And here's how it was packed (maybe can help people find ways to fit more in boxes):
    First thing I always put in is flat things, the journal on the bottom, the soft composition book along the back to fold over.

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

    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.

    Happy Packing!

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