Family and Children's Resources

Our collection of child-friendly resources can help your church, group, or family catch the vision for packing shoebox gifts for boys and girls in need around the world. Be sure to check out all of the fun options!

Classroom Décor + Promotional Materials

Our children’s decorations include festive pennants and posters to help make the environment you meet in an especially inviting place. Also included are a certificate of participation as well as other materials to help you spread the word about the project.

Activity Pages + Coloring Sheets

These fun, themed resources include a word search, decoder, and maze as well as a variety of coloring pages.

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Greatest Journey App

Feel good about kids’ screen time! This Bible game app invites them to captain a time-traveling spaceship to get a bird’s-eye view of the Old and New Testaments, including the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The app is based on Samaritan’s Purse discipleship course for shoebox recipients, and is FREE with no in-app purchases or advertisements.

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play


The following selections—perfect for audiences of any size—are sure to help children get excited about packing Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts!

Discover the Fun of Packing a Shoebox

A child explains 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!

Pack a Shoebox with VeggieTales

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

The Journey of a Shoebox, Animated

Each shoebox takes an amazing journey from the person who packed it to a child in need overseas. After receiving this tangible expression of God’s love, many shoebox recipients are invited to participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship course.

Shoebox Gifts Travel the World

From donkeys, elephants, and camels to motorcycles, trucks, and canoes, Samaritan’s Purse goes to great lengths to transport Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to the ends of the earth.

Children's Ministry Partners

Operation Christmas Child is pleased to partner with the following national organizations:

  • D6conference
  • INCM International Network of Children's Ministry