Is anyone else starting along this track yet?
In fact most of our children have been working on the Christmas Presents they make each year for each other and are making reasonable progress.
One of the ideas we want to use this year is to be involved in the Operation Christmas Child. This is the Australian link but you can get other countries links from here too. Now we have know about this for a few years, but usually leave it too late to try to put things together. As each item in the shoebox needs to be new, it requires a little forward planning and budgeting to allow for this.
In to each shoe box that you cover beautifully in wrapping paper, there is a list of items for a child to have.
The idea is to pack one or more things in the box from the list below for a boy or girl or a particular age group:
- SOMETHING TO LOVE
Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
- SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL
Exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.
- SOMETHING TO WEAR
T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, sandals, thongs, etc.
- SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH
Tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch, etc. (No battery operated items)*
- SOMETHING FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE
Soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips, scrunchies, etc.(No toothpaste)*
- SOMETHING SPECIAL
Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers, note or photo of yourself.
Perhaps if you are not already involved in a Christmas Appeal project you might be interested in looking into this one!
Blessings to you and your homes,