September 3, 2018

John Deere Farm Themed Shoebox for 10-14 Year Old Boy

When packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, I often like to pack around a theme-in this case a John Deere/farm.  We got a John Deere hat for free, then I stumbled on a John Deere themed coloring book.  So I went from there!


When we make a themed Operation Christmas Child shoebox, we don't leave out anything on my basic packing list-I still put in hygiene, school, and art supplies, clothing, whistle, etc as well as toys (including a ball and stuffed animal) with a family photo.  We just try to find versions of what we are putting in that goes with the theme and occasionally an extra item or two.  

Thankfully we had some farm fabric out of which to sew a pencil case.  A "deer" stuffed animal and a green and yellow tractor really helped to pull the theme together.  I also found lots of green and yellow versions of items I wanted to add to the box.
Often people find it helpful to see how the box is packed to fit everything in, so here's some photos of how these items fit in the shoebox.
For more ideas/fun boxes, check out other shoeboxes we packed for boys 10-14 years or our themed boxes!

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