Family & Children’s Resources

Family and 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

    8.5" x 11" (4 Pages)

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

  • Word Search Activity

    8.5" x 11"

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

  • Fun Facts Decoder 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

    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

    8.5" x 11"

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

  • Little Ones to Him Belong 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

    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

    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

    8.5" x 11"

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

  • Create a Prayer Wall

    11" x 8.5"

    How to create a wall of pictures that doubles as a place for people to record their prayers.

  • Other Creative Ideas

    8.5" x 11"

    Additional suggestions for implementing Operation Christmas Child at your church.

  • 7 Ideas for Family Impact

    6" x 9" (2 Pages)

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

  • Operation Christmas Child Musical


    A production from Word Music for the children of your church to perform.

  • Follow Your Box


    A way to discover the destination of your shoebox gift and teach your child about what God is doing around the world.

  • Greatest Journey App


    A Bible game app for kids 5-9 that lets them explore the Bible and learn about Jesus in a fun, exciting way.

  • The Greatest Journey


    Kids in the U.S. can now go through the dynamic 12-lesson discipleship course designed for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.

Promotional Resources

Videos for Kids

  • Four-Year-Olds Have Fun Packing Shoebox Gifts

    Run Time: 2:34

    Little kids share what Operation Christmas Child means to them.

  • Operation Christmas Child Overview 2017, Animation

    Run Time: 0:38

    The animated story of Operation Christmas Child.

  • How Shoeboxes Spread Good News and Great Joy

    Run Time: 0:57

    An animated look at how God uses a single shoebox.

  • It’s the Good News, Watch It Grow

    Run Time: 1:00

    Shoebox gifts plant seeds of hope, love, and joy—watch them grow!

  • How to Pack a Shoebox

    Run Time: 2:11

    A kid’s take on how to pack a shoebox for a trip around the world.

  • Pack a Shoebox with VeggieTales

    Run Time: 2:25

    Bob and Larry share how to pack a shoebox with Operation Christmas Child.

  • Children Helping Children

    Run Time: 3:01

    Jordyn, Evilyn, David, and Faith all share how they are reaching other children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.

  • Jordyn’s Love Projects

    Run Time: 3:51

    Nine-year-old Jordyn McNeal made it her goal to pack 5,000 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

  • Terry Prayed for a Bible

    Run Time: 2:00

    When Terry, a young boy in Namibia, prayed for a Bible he received one the next week in his Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift!

  • Jessica and Innocent: Redeemed in Babylon

    Run Time: 3:47

    Siblings from Namibia trusted in Christ while participating in The Greatest Journey, the discipleship program for shoebox recipients.

  • Faith: Crossing the Finish Line for 20,000 Shoeboxes

    Run Time: 3:13

    A young girl with spina bifida hosts a 5K and rallies her community to pack 20,001 shoeboxes.

  • Lemonade Gang

    Run Time: 3:32

    Kids sell lemonade and cookies to raise money for Operation Christmas Child.

  • Kojo's Story

    Run Time: 2:11

    Kojo's shoebox gift encouraged him with the love of Jesus.

  • A Simple Gift

    Run Time: 1:00

    Shoebox gifts help spread the Gospel around the world.

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