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101 Ideas for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

For all of you who are taking shoe boxes and filling them with gifts for kids around the world - here are 101 ideas for what to include

101 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ideas

Ideas for all ages:

   1. Hard candy, gum (please double bag all candy!)
   2. Pencils, colored pencils, and sharpener
   3. Erasers
   4. Pencil case
   5. Crayons
   6. Pens
   7. Personal letter and photo
   8. About me page
   9. Ruler
  10. Glue stick
  11. Safety scissors
  12. Coloring book
  13. Markers
  14. Notepads
  15. Stickers
  16. Self-inking stamp
  17. Tennis shoes
  18. Socks
  19. Water shoes
  20. Flip flops
  21. Hand held toys
  22. Plush small animals
  23. Balls: tennis balls, bouncy balls, wiffle balls
  24. Jigsaw puzzle
  25. Finger puppers
  26. Silly putty
  27. Silly bands
  28. Sunglasses
  29. Scarves
  30. Bandanas
  31. Gloves
  32. Small flannel throw (roll it up! It will fit!)
  33. Necklace
  34. Watch
  35. Hat
  36. Shoelaces
  37. Bean bag
  38. Hacky sack
  39. Small dry erase board and markers
  40. Teddy bear
  41. Unopened Happy Meal toy
  42. Toy binoculars
  43. Inflatable balls
  44. Legos
  45. Solar powered flashlight
  46. Harmonicas 
  47. Recorder
  48. Tambourine
  49. Jump rope
  50. Paddle ball
  51. Yo yo's 
  52. Handheld Etch A Sketch
  53. Small board books
  54. Slinky
  55. Flash cards
  56. Miniature checkerboard and checkers
  57. T-shirts
  58. Plastic poncho in packet
  59. Drawstring bag
  60 Balloons
  61. Crafting kit (beads, ect)
  62. Toy toolkit set
  63. Plastic eating utensils
  64. Sippy cup/cup with a lid

Grooming and Hygiene items
  65. Comb
  66. Brush
  67. Dental Floss
  68. Mild soap (Please put in plastic bag or travel container
  69. Toothpaste (This too! Be sure it's in a plastic bag.)
  70. Colorful bandages
  71. Toothbrush
  72. Hand wipes
  73, Small pack of colorful tissues
  74. Lip balm
  75. Emery board/nail clippers

IDEAS FOR GIRLS
  76. Package of multi-colred Sharpies
  77. Travel sewing kit (10-14 girl)
  78. Fat quarter bundles (10-14 girl)
  79. Hair ribbons
  80. Ponytail holders
  81. Barrettes
  82. Small pots/pans with spatula
  83. Bangle bracelets
  84. Clip-on earings
  85. Doll
  86. Pom poms (like the ones used at football games)
  87. Purse
  88. Hand mirror (unbreakable)

IDEAS FOR BOYS
  89. Ball cap
  90. Soccer ball with pump
  91. Cars
  92. Trucks
  93. Kazoos
  94. Compass
  95. Hammer (10-14 boy, must be in original packaging)
  96. Nails (10-14 boy, in orininal packaging + zipper bag)
  97 Screwdriver (10-14 boy, must be in original packaging)
  98. Screws (10-14 boy, in original packaging + zipper bag)
  99. LED keychain (10-14 boy)
 100. Duct tape (10-14 boy)
 101. Tape measure (10-14 boy)

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