Pack a Shoebox with VeggieTales
20 years of helping kids
To celebrate their 20th anniversaries, Operation Christmas Child and VeggieTales have teamed up to let kids around the world know that they are special and loved by God. Just as the new VeggieTales movie Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas reminds us that the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ, shoebox gifts demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way and serve as an example of His greatest gift to us.
We’ve listed some helpful and exciting resources below to help you pack your own shoeboxes and get in the spirit of sharing the Good News!
PACK YOUR OWN SHOEBOX
Bless a needy child by participating in this exciting project! Find out more information about how to get started here. Then print out labels to attach to your box. You can also download these Operation Christmas Child and VeggieTales activity pages to color and include in your shoebox gifts. Simply click on the preferred format below the image to begin your download.
BOY/GIRL BOX LABELS
WATCH THE MOVIE
PREMIERES AND PARTIES
Gather your friends and host a premiere of Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas. Don’t miss the Operation Christmas Child videos included in the movie! Order your movie screening kit here and you’ll receive posters, coloring pages with coupons, an activity guide and links to downloadable resources. Afterward, consider hosting a packing party to pack shoebox gifts as a group. If you are a year-round Operation Christmas Child volunteer, you can add even more fun to your kick-off and countdown events by showing the movie.
Our friends at Focus on the Family have developed a discussion guide to help you teach your kids about giving through Operation Christmas Child. The guide includes lots of fun family activities. Use this in conjunction with Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas to help your kids experience the joy of giving and the true meaning of Christmas. Focus on the Family and VeggieTales also have developed a discussion guide that families can use after watching the movie that includes six great ways to give the love of God that’s been given to us.