Princess and I spent some time this past week getting our boxes ready to go. We had such a fun time doing it–she was even more into this year than last year–and we had enough stuff to complete 12 boxes. (A little short of our goal of 15, but still 2 more than last year!)
It was definitely a multi-day project to fill this many boxes. We collected items all year, but still also made a few OCC-specific trips to Target to shop the clearance & dollar sections. It would have been much easier to shop while she was at school, but I wanted her to understand the importance of going to the store to shop for others and not herself. I was so proud to see her start thinking about other kids and what they have and don’t have.
The coloring pages are fun but they also took a while–her attention span could make it through about 3 at a time. The printable available from OCC is 2 pages, but we just did the first page for each box.
For more ideas on filling your Operation Christmas Child boxes with budget-friendly stuff, be sure to go back and read this post!
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