October 29, 2017

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for 2-4 Year Old Boy - 2017

2-4 boy Operation Christmas Child Shoebox


I love looking at boxes others pack, so here's an Operation Christmas Child shoebox my aunt packed at our family packing party this year for a 2-4 year old boy, hope it inspires someone!

If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on OCC shoeboxes from this year for: Girl 2-4 , Girl 5-9, Boy 5-9, Girl 10-14, & Boy 10-14 (will be updated with links as I post those boxes, until I do, here's a link to all the shoebox examples posts). 

NOTE: Different countries have different restrictions on what can be packed in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox due to customs-no candy or toothpaste in the USA this year or going forward.  Be sure to check the guidelines from your national organization before packing!

What went into the OCC shoebox gift (Items with ** are on the list of "Wow" items):

  • Hygiene Supplies:
  • School Supplies:
      • Pens
        • 1-black
        • 1-blue
      • Pencils
        • 2-regular
        • 2-decorative 
      • Enclosed Sharper
      • Eraser  
      • Composition beginner book
    • Art Supplies:
      • Crayons 
      • Chunky colored pencils
      • Large coloring book
      • Small coloring book
      • Small pad of plain paper 
      • Stencil
      • Stickers
      • Plastic, toddler scissors
      • Temporary Tattoos 
      • Practical items: 
      • Outfit**:
        • Shirt
        • Shorts
        • Socks 
      • Toys 
        • To play noisily or others
          • Ball
          • 2 Hotwheels
          • Jingle bell on a ribbon
          • Blowout
          • Train Whistle
        • To play with quietly alone
          • Rubber fish (kind of like a rubber ducky)
          • A couple dragon/dinosaur figurines 
          • Mini Turtle
          • Top
          • Cow Keychain
        • To "love"
          • Stuffed animal** 
      • Personal correspondence (not pictured)
        • Family photo with email on back

      I know sometimes one of the hard things of packing shoeboxes is making things fit, so here's some photos I took of how she had it all packed in the box.  She had rolled up the outfit so tightly at first I thought it was just shorts!  Also, sometimes it's hard to tell how big of a box someone is packing in, when it's a wrapped, standard box.  This was was about 360 cubic inches, a Go Box is about 306, so, pretty close in size for not being the exact same thing.  You can read our thoughts on what kind of shoebox to use in this post.
      Packing an OCC shoebox for a 2 to 4 year old boy


      Here are more examples of 2-4 boy boxes she packed in other years.

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