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Children’s Ministry Resources

Operation Christmas Child is a great mission project for kids! Whether you are focusing on packing shoeboxes 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.

  • Word Search Activity

    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

    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

    Shoebox Delivery Maze

    8.5" x 11"

    A maze coloring activity showing a variety of ways shoeboxes are delivered around the world, recommended for ages 5 and older.

  • 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 to Him Belong Coloring Sheet

    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

    Let's Be Friends Coloring Page

    8.5" x 11" (2 pages)

    A page to fill in and pack in your shoebox gift.

  • 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.

  • Prayer Wall

    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.

  • Operation Christmas Child Musical

    Operation Christmas Child Musical

     

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

  • Other Creative Ideas

    Other Creative Ideas

    8.5" x 11"

    Additional suggestions for implementing Operation Christmas Child at your church.


Promotional Resources


Order Free Items

  • Journey of a Shoebox Fold-out This 28" x 8" piece visually explains the journey of a shoebox from packing, collecting, and processing to delivery and The Greatest Journey. It shows at a quick glance what happens to a shoebox after it is packed.


  • #ipackedashoebox Stickers Wear this sticker to spread the word about Operation Christmas Child and let everyone know you packed a shoebox for a boy or girl overseas. Stickers come in sheets of 10; order by sheet.


  • 2017 sticker sheets
    Operation Christmas Child Logo Stickers Help spread the word about Operation Christmas Child with colorful stickers. Stickers come in sheets of 20; order by sheet.



Order Specialty Items

  • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Costume Bring a shoebox to life with this cardboard shoebox costume. The costume is two-sided with a boy label on one side and a girl label on the other. It’s a perfect way to promote Operation Christmas Child at your next event.

    Suggested Donation: $24.00
    Dimensions: 42 7/8” x 21” x 13”

    Note: Due to the size of this item, we can only ship to a street address—no post office boxes please.


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  • Latex Logo Balloons Brighten your event or church’s collection day with these fun balloons. Available in quantities of 9: 3 red, 3 green, 3 white.

    Suggested Donation: $3.00 per pack
    Minimum order: One pack of 9 balloons.


    Quantity:
    Enter Your Donation: $
  • Mylar Logo Balloons These shiny Mylar balloons are sure to add a nice touch to your event. Just add helium. Available in single quantities.

    Suggested Donation: $3.00 each


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  • Shoebox Tracker World Map Use this laminated map to mark the countries where your shoeboxes have been delivered via Follow Your Box. Dimensions: 36” x 24”

    Suggested Donation: $22.00 per map
    Display instructions included.


    Quantity:
    Enter Your Donation: $
  • Operation Christmas Child Journey of a Shoebox Display Each shoebox gift takes an amazing journey into the hands of a child in need. This coroplast, folding tabletop display is a fun way for your church or group to learn how the shoeboxes they pack are collected, processed, and distributed to children all over the world. Folds twice.
    Dimensions: 64" w x 24" h
    Suggested Donation: $36.00


    Quantity:
    Enter Your Donation: $
  • Operation Christmas Child Logo Patch Reward your Troop participants for their contribution to Operation Christmas Child with a patch. Dimensions: 3.75” diameter

    Suggested Donation: $1.00 per Patch


    Quantity:
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  • 2017 Commemorative Patch Reward your Troop participants for their contributions to Operation Christmas Child with a commemorative patch. Dimensions: 1.125” across.

    Suggested Donation: $1.00 per Patch


    Quantity:
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Order Apparel Items

  • Operation Christmas Child Elephant Delivery Youth T-Shirt
    Operation Christmas Child Elephant Delivery Youth T-Shirt Show your excitement about Operation Christmas Child with this fun T-shirt. An illustration of an elephant depicts one way we bring shoeboxes to children in remote regions. Made with 100 percent preshrunk cotton in a versatile grey.

    Suggested Donation: $6.00 per Shirt

    Children's sizes offered: S, M, L, XL

    Size:
    Quantity:
    Enter Your Donation: $
  • ipackedashoebox youth t-shirt
    Operation Christmas Child Youth #ipackedashoebox T-Shirt You can spread the word about Operation Christmas Child in this vibrant red T-shirt. Tell your friends #ipackedashoebox and encourage them to do the same! Made with 100 percent preshrunk cotton. New item!

    Suggested Donation: S-XL - $6.00

    Youth sizes offered: S, M, L, XL

    Size:
    Quantity:
    Enter Your Donation: $

Videos for Kids

  • Operation Christmas Child Overview 2017, Animation

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Lemonade Gang

    Run Time: 3:32

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


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