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March 8, 2019

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for 5-9 Year Old Boy- 2018

I enjoy packing sheoboxes for kids around the world through Operation Christmas Child and I like looking at photos of shoeboxes others have packed, so I'm sharing some of mine.  This is one I packed for a 5-9 year old boy.  OCC requests that we use normal sized shoeboxes, this one is right around the size of the old GO box-about 300 cubic inches.  I was happily surprised at how much I could fit in with the large stuffed animal!

If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on OCC shoeboxes from 2018 for: Girl 2-4, Boy 2-4, Girl 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 shoeboxes due to customs. 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-Red
        • 1-Blue
        • 1-Black
      • Pencils
        • 3-regular
        • 5-decorative 
      • Sharpener
      • Eraser  
      • Spiral notebook 
      • Mini composition book
      • Ruler
      • Kids Answers Magazine
      • Magnifying glass
    • Art Supplies:
      • Crayons
      • Multi colored pencil
      • Stickers
      • Large coloring book
      • Pad of plain paper 
      • Cars Maze
      • Practical items: 
        • Pencil bag
        • Whistle
      • Clothes:
        • Hat
        • Socks
        • Bandanna
      • Toys 
        • To play noisily or others
        • To play with quietly alone
          • Hotwheels type car
          • Prism viewer
          • Top
          • Animal figurines
          • Lenticular card
          • To "love"
            • Stuffed dog** 
        • Personal correspondence (not pictured)
          • Family photo 
          • Letter

        I know sometimes one of the hard things of packing shoeboxes is making things fit, and people have found it helpful to see how I've packed in the past, so here's a video of me un-packing it to show how it fit.

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