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Operation Christmas Child Children’s Resources

Operation Christmas Child is a great mission project for kids!

Whether you are focusing on packing shoeboxes as a family or as a group during Sunday school, children’s church, or VBS, these resources will help your boys and girls learn more about the importance of giving in Jesus’ Name.

Lessons and Activities

  • lessons

    Lessons

    8.5″ x 11″ (4 Pages)

    Sample lessons to incorporate Operation Christmas Child into your church activities.

  • Primary School Lesson Plans

    Primary School Lesson Plans

    8.5″ x 11″ (15 Pages)

    Sample lessons for primary school students to learn about the importance of giving.

  • Secondary School Lesson Plans

    Secondary School Lesson Plans

    8.5″ x 11″ (13 Pages)

    Sample lessons for secondary school students to learn about the importance of giving.

  • word search

    Word Search Activity

    8.5″ x 11″

    An Operation Christmas Child-themed word search puzzle recommended for ages 5 and older.

  • fun facts decoder

    Fun Facts Decorder Activity

    8.5″ x 11″

    A decoder coloring sheet to discover interesting facts about Operation Christmas Child for ages 5 and older.

  • Shoebox Delivery Maze

    Shoebox Delivery Maze

    8.5″ x 11″

    A maze coloring activity showing some ways shoeboxes are delivered around the world, recommended for ages 5 and up.

  • Journey of a Shoebox Coloring Sheet

    Journey of a Shoebox Coloring Sheet

    8.5″ x 11″

    A coloring activity based on the Journey of a Shoebox for ages 8 and up.

  • Little Ones Belong to Him Coloring Sheet

    Little Ones Belong to Him Coloring Sheet

    8.5″ x 11″

    A coloring sheet depicting some of the children who receive shoebox gifts, recommended for ages 2 through 7.

  • Let's Be Friends Coloring Page

    Let’s Be Friends Coloring Page

    8.5″ x 11″ (2 Pages)

    A page to help your children personalize their shoebox gifts. Include this note and a photo of your family in your box.

  • The Gospel Alphabet Scripture Memory Tool

    The Gospel Alphabet Scripture Memory Tool

    8.5″ x 11″

    One page listing a different verse for each letter of the alphabet, designed for Scripture memory.

  • ‘Just for Kids’ Packing Party

    ‘Just for Kids’ Packing Party

    8.5″ x 11″

    All you need to plan a shoebox packing party, including a sample schedule just for kids.

  • Other Creative Ideas

    Other Creative Ideas

    8.5″ x 11″

    Additional suggestions for implementing Operation Christmas Child at your church.

  • 6  Ideas for Family Impact

    6 Ideas for Family Impact

    8.5″ x 11″ (2 Pages)

    Specific suggestions of how to maximize a family’s shoebox packing experience, complete with steps for How to Pack a Shoebox.


Promotional Resources

  • Participation Certificate

    Participation Certificate

    11″ x 8.5″

    A tool to recognize the service of shoebox packers.

  • How to Pack a Shoebox Flyer (Customizable)

    How to Pack a Shoebox Flyer (Customizable)

    8.5″ x 11″

    Steps for how to pack a shoebox that will bless a child in need. Includes gift suggestions and space for local details.

  • Journey of a Shoebox Insert

    Journey of a Shoebox Insert

    5.5″ x 7.5″

    An illustrated description of the journey of a shoebox gift, complete with steps for how to pack a shoebox.

  • Pennants

    Pennants

    8.5″ x 11″ (6 pages)

    Festive banners to promote Operation Christmas Child.

  • Posters

    Posters

    8″ x 10″ (6 pages)

    Operation Christmas Child décor for shoebox packing.


Videos for Kids

Operation Christmas Child Overview 2018

3:10

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, brings good news and great joy to children around the world. And the work doesn’t stop there. Through The Greatest Journey, our discipleship program for those who receive shoeboxes, whole communities are being transformed by the Gospel.


Operation Christmas Child Overview 2018, animation

0:38

The animated story of Operation Christmas Child.


The Journey of a Shoebox, animated

1:27

From packing with love to preparing for overseas shipment—your shoebox gifts go on an amazing journey! Check out the video below to see how your gifts multiply the love of Christ around the world.


Discover the Fun of Packing a Shoebox

1:57

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It’s easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.


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