Friday, March 2, 2012

And what do I get for THEM??? Ideas for a 10-14 boy's box

One of the things that I often hear when I mention that 10-14 year olds, especially boys, don't get many boxes, is what can I get them??

Oh............. how I love to answer that!!! There are so many possibilities.

Of course, the basics:
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and washcloth
  • Comb 
  • Pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Notebook
  • Extra school supplies

But then what?? How about...

Sports Items:
  • small football
  • baseball/ other small balls
  • jumprope
  • flying disc (small version of frisbee for disc golf? or other small frisbee)
  • baseball cap
  • soccer ball and small pump (soccer is HUGELY popular many places) 
  • hackeysack
  • stuffed animal or puppet (yes they SEEM too old.. but are they??? No.)
  • mini toy animal figurines
  • hot wheels (again... are they REALLY too old?) or simple model car
  • slinky
  • yo yo
Creative Outlet
  • art supplies (all kinds)
  • harmonica or recorder
  • socks, hat, gloves, tshirt, etc
Life Skill items
  • tools: screwdriver, tool set, tape measure
  • workgloves
  • gardening tools
  • fishing kit
  • calculator (solar is ideal)
  • flashlight with extra batteries or hand crank one
  •  watch
  • totebag or collapsible backpack 
  • water bottle or cup
  • CANDY (in a baggie)
  • sunglasses
Remember, each child only gets ONE box in a lifetime... and often this is their LAST chance to receive a shoebox... and is a GREAT time for them to HEAR THE GOSPEL. These children are in desperate need for what we have.. and I don't mean the STUFF. Operation Christmas Child allows the gospel to reach those who are otherwise unreachable... and your box makes a DIFFERENCE.


  1. This post was quite simple yet I really appreciated it. You have a great idea for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

    Zummi of frisbee Philippines

  2. Thanks for all the great ideas!