This year, as Noah is now 4 and old enough to get involved, I thought it would be nice to create our own shoebox present for the Shoebox appeal (Link above to the website if you’d like more info)
The appeal consists of sending your own christmas present to a child in need, in a different country.
You wrap up a shoebox, choose a gender/age range and fill the box up with age appropriate toiletries, toys, games, accessories, arts and crafts, writing tools and so on, and send it off to the appeal to be delivered to a child in need.
Noah really enjoyed picking out the items to go in the box for ‘the little boy’. He wanted to give it to a little boy who is the same age as him (4 years old).
We went into town and into Wilkinson’s (Wilko), to see what we could find to fill our box. Wilko has a variety of departments so I thought this would be a good place to go to get lots of different things for the box.
Wilkos is brilliant and their stuff is so reasonably priced that it is perfect for a project like this.
So, here’s what we chose together.
–Kids Tooth brush –Kids Tooth paste –Shark sponge –Paw Patrol bath & shower gel
–Mini Roadsters –Train –Bubbles
Arts and crafts
–Stickers –Colouring pencils –Chunky Crayons –Plain sketch book –Pencil case stationary set including pencils, rubbers etc –Two different sized note books –Paint set with brush –Superhero stickers –Pirate colouring/activity book.
Once we had got everything that we wanted we headed home. Sarah wrapped up the box for us and then we filled it up with the goodies we had bought.
Its lovely to think that a child will receive the items you chose, and that they will get something fun but also useful. We are very lucky to be in the position that we are in so its nice to give something back.
There will also be a video up on mine and my twin sisters youtube channel ‘Roseanne & Sarah’
Our shoebox for the appeal
So take a look at that too if you like 🙂
Its a lovely Christmassy idea that gives something back.
Until next time,