General Wish List

These items are routinely used and most appropriate for entertaining children while in the hospital. While our patients range in age from a few hours old to 20 years old, many of our children are infants and toddlers and this list reflects the fact that we have a sizable need for play items for them. Items may be used for birthday/special celebration events or for general use in our activity rooms. Please remember that all items must be new.

Bolded items are in greatest need.

Under $10

  • AquaDoodle® and MagnaDoodle®
  • Books:
    • infant and toddler board books
    • preschool picture books
    • coloring books
    • activity books (word search, crossword)
    • Mad Libs
  • Blank journals or sketch books
  • Bubbles
  • Character Band-Aids
    • Blue's Clues
    • Disney
    • Dora
    • SpongeBob
    • Spiderman
  • Color Wonder Crayola craft sets
  • Crayola markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint sets
  • Chapstick (variety of flavors)
  • Decks of cards
    • UNO cards
  • Duncan Yo-Yos
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Gift cards:
    • Best Buy, Subway, Amazon, iTunes, Walmart
  • Hair care items (brushes, big tooth combs, pony tail holders, hair clips)
  • Hotwheels® and Matchbox® cars
  • Individual packets of Model Magic®
  • Infant toys & rattles:
    • Plastic rattles
    • Sensory blocks by Fisher Price
    • Soft infant blocks by B. One Two Squeeze
    • Shape sorters by Fisher Price
    • Snap beads
    • Stacking toys
    • Sassy brand items
    • Little Tykes piano
    • Teething rings
    • Animal pop-up toys
    • Wrist & foot "jingles"
  • Tonka Chuck and friends (mini 3-pack)
  • Kids' and teen magazines
  • LEGO® sets
  • Nail polish, remover, and fingernail files
  • Plastic mazes and puzzle games
  • Puzzles - 24, 40, 60 pieces
  • Play Doh® (regular & party pack sizes)
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Small craft kits
  • Stickers
  • Silly string
  • Stress balls
  • Wrapping paper & gift bags - birthday and special celebrations

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Under $25

  • Action figures - Rescue Heroes®, Spiderman, and Batman in particular
  • Baby dolls - all plastic, no hair
  • Barbies®
  • Books - Pop up books, I Spy books, Look-A-Like books, talking books, Spanish books
  • Building blocks - especially Duplo® and LEGO®
  • Board games:
    Battleship® Don't Break the Ice®
    Chess/checkers Monopoly®
    Sorry® Trouble®
    Connect 4® Guess Who®
    Candy Land®  Chutes & Ladders

  • CDs of classical music, lullaby music, nature sounds
  • Craft kits
  • Character slippers with safety skid soles (toddler and preschool size)
  • Dolls with plastic bodies
  • DVD movies (recent releases - G, PG, & PG-13 only)
  • Fisher Price®, Playskool®, Discovery Toys® infant, toddler and preschool toys
  • Gift cards for special event planning (Michael's, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and JoAnn fabrics)
  • Model kits - snap and glue
  • Music boxes and busy boxes
  • Over-the-door basketball hoops
  • Puzzles - 40, 60 pieces
  • Plain white t-shirts for painting - S, M, L
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Stuffed animals (must be brand new)
  • Toys with lights and noises
  • Travel size and regular size Etch-A-Sketches®, Magna Doodles®, Connect 4®, etc.
  • Travel toiletry bags
  • Camelbak water bottles

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Under $50

  • Bouncy seats (Fisher Price preferred)
  • CD players
  • Fleece blanket kits
  • Gift cards for special event planning (Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics, Party City and grocery stores for food activities)
  • Non-violent video games (E-rated) for XBox 360, Wii and Playstation 2
  • Scrapbooking kits
  • Sound machines (i.e., HomeMedics, The First Years, Cloud B brands)

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This page was last updated: November 5, 2013

         
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