Eight! Op Christmas Child Countdown: Can Do Kits

Operation Christmas Child 8

 

Now that we know what not to put in our shoeboxes and why, let’s look at some goodies we can put in our boxes.

Everybody Loves a Kit!

Many of the older children who receive shoeboxes are doing grown-up tasks, such as cooking for and providing food for the family.

With that in mind, here are a couple kit ideas for the older children’s boxes:

Kitchen Kits: For the Girls, 10-14 Years Old

Kitchen Kit

  • Oven mitt
  • Wooden spoons
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Serving bowl
  • Dishcloths
  • Spoons & forks
  • Measuring cups and spoons (metric)

Be sure to put a few things frilly or pretty or playful in the box, too. Smile

Fishing Kits: For the Boys, 10-14 Years Old

Fish Dish Cloth

Start with a fish-shaped dish (wash) cloth, and add the hook, line and sinker.  🙂

Mary is an expert at putting together Shoebox Shopping Lists for each age category, both for boy boxes and girl boxes.

Here’s a post from Mary’s website, Clip With Purpose, about putting together fishing kits for the boys. (Update: Clip With Purpose site may be down for repairs.)

fishing-kit

Again, be sure there is something to play with in the box, too. “All work and no play” is no fun, you know. Smile

Stay Tuned for a Skit

Speaking of can’s and don’ts, be sure to come back next week for a skit you can perform for your church, group or shoeboxin’ organization.

 

REALITY CHECK:  Some days are more artsy days than wordy days. Today was such a day, so I worked on the artwork for One Word December. Can you believe we’re already thinking December? No wonder we’re already talkin’ Operation Christmas Child!  Smile

 

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