December 28, 2016

OCC shoebox for 5-9 girl - 2016

Here's a shoebox we packed for a 5-9 year old girl this year.    This shoebox 342 inches cubed, for comparison, a GO box is 306 inches cubed, so it's pretty close in size. 

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 2-4Boy 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
        • 4-decorative 
      • Pens
        • 1-red
        • 1-blue
        • 1-black
      • Enclosed Sharper/Eraser  combo
      • Erasers
      • Ruler/stencil/compass combo
      • Composition book
      • Mini lined notebook
      • Pencil case
    • Art Supplies:
      • Colored Pencils
      • Plain pad of paper
      • Small coloring book 
      • Scissors
      • Practical items: 
        • Flashlight & extra batteries
        • Mini blanket
        • Bag to store items in
      • To wear:
        • Headband
        • Hat
        • Bracelet
        • Sandals
      • Toys 
        • To play noisily or with others
          • Ball
          • Marbles
          • Whistle
        • To play with quietly alone
          • Mini BB maze
          • Lion foam 3D puzzle
        • To "love"
          • Crochet bunny
          • Mini cat
      • Candy ( bagged & in original wrapping) 
      • Personal correspondence (not pictured)
        • Family photo
        • Letter  

      And here's how it was packed:
      You can see we started by putting the flat things in the box, flat against the sides.

      More flat things along the sides (shoes, soap case, etc).

      Soft things like marbles fit around the ball

      I slide the composition book, small coloring book, and colored pencils down the side, the blanket went flat on top.

      The composition book then bent over the top, the advantage to soft ones!

      Happy Packing!

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