This week is Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Week! Gather your boxes, pack them in the car and drop them off at the nearest location!
Thanks to all my local friends– I have 74 boxes to drop off this week! Today our Children’s Church helped pack over 60 of them!
When the children arrived at class, they all filled out and colored a sheet to include in the boxes. After that, they watched a short video explaining what Operation Christmas Child was about.
All of the classes, from 2yr. olds to 5th grade help fill boxes! (We found it easiest for the 2yr. olds – 5yr. olds to only do 2-3 boxes per class. Each class either did 2 boxes for a girl, or 2 boxes for a boy. I organized the correct amount of hygiene items and other helps so that they had the correct number. After they put the items we wanted each box to contain, they got to pick toys and other little odds-and-ends to finish up the boxes. Having less choices made it easier for them.)
The older kids did a huge amount of work! They folded all the boxes, helped double-bag items, and then filled box after box. Goodness they were so excited at how much they were able to accomplish! Way to go!
Didn’t have time to gather supplies or the deadline came too quick? No worries! You can still help build-a-box! Simply donate and the OCC staff will pack a box in your name!
I can’t wait to hear if OCC reaches their 1 million boxes goal!
If you’ve shared an OCC post from this year, be sure to link up below!
As a member of iHomeschool Network’s Samaritan’s Purse Blogger Team, I write about the ministry on a volunteer basis. All posts are my own thoughts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Samaritan’s Purse. I am not on employee, agent, or contractor of Samaritan’s Purse.
My family packs a couple of these boxes each year. Usually I just have them color a picture to include but I would love to have them color in a sheet like you did that shows where they live, etc. Where did you get that paper from please?
The coloring page is included on their downloadable resources page: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Graphic_Resources/
Kathy balman says
Glad you posted that I was gonna ask the same question
kathy balman says
Awesome thanks. I was just about to comment and ask about the worksheet.