Toys And Games Wish List

At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Toys & Games are also Good Medicine

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Play allows children to express how they are feeling, escape from daily stresses and socialize with others who may be experiencing similar situations. Developmentally appropriate toys and games are essential to providing children with opportunities for play. They serve an important therapeutic function by bringing a sense of joy and normalcy into the life of a hospitalized child. Individuals or groups can help by following these recommendations when donating toys.

INFANT-TODDLER (newborn to 2 years)

  • Bouncy Seats and Swings
  • Crib Gyms
  • Fisher Price Aquarium
  • Fisher Price Peek-a-Boo Blocks
  • HoMedics Lullaby Sound Spa
  • Infant Mirrors (no cloth pieces)
  • Lights & Sounds Interactive toys
  • Musical Stackers & Toy Sorters
  • Play Telephones
  • Playschool Busy Pop Ups
  • Push & Pull Toys
  • Rattles & Squeeze Toys
  • Sippy Cups
  • Tonka/Little Tykes Trucks & Cars

PRESCHOOL (3 to 5 years)

  • CD players & learning CD’s
  • DUPLO Blocks
  • Fisher Price Doctor Play Kits
  • Fisher Price Little People & Play Sets
  • Fisher Price Rescue Heroes Action Figures
  • Games: Memory, My First UNO, Sequence for Kids, etc.
  • Hot Wheels Cars & Play Sets
  • Lights & Sounds Interactive Toys
  • Musical Push Button/Interactive Books
  • Musical Toys/Rain Sticks
  • Play-Doh & Accessories
  • View Masters & Slides

SCHOOL – AGE (6 to 10 years)

  • Action Figures
  • Barbie Dolls and Clothes
  • Craft Kits
  • Games: UNO, UNO Attack, Connect Four, Sorry, Guess Who, Trouble, Monopoly Jr., etc.
  • LEGO Sets/K’Nex Sets
  • Magna Doodle/Etch-A-Sketch
  • My Little Pony
  • Puzzles
  • UNO Cards
  • Video Games (Hand-held): 20 Questions, Yahtzee, UNO, Simon, Connect Four, etc.

TEENAGE (11 to 16 years)

  • Bead/Jewelry Kits
  • CD players & CD’s (edited versions)
  • Craft Kits
  • DVD’s (rated PG & PG-13)
  • Games – Monopoly, UNO Attack, Skip-Bo, Battleship, etc.
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Model/Science Kits
  • Nail & Hair Care Items
  • New Sports/Teen Magazines
  • Scrapbook Supplies
  • Sketch Pads & Art Supplies
  • Video Games Hand-held: 20 Questions, Battleship, Tetris, Connect 4, etc.
  • Word Searches

ALL AGES

  • “I Spy” or “Look and Find” Books
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V)
  • Bubbles
  • CD’s (edited versions)
  • Character/Children’s Band-Aids (LATEX FREE ONLY)
  • Children’s Books & Magazines
  • Craft Kits
  • Crayola Crayons, Markers, & Colored Pencils
  • Disposable Cameras
  • DVD’s (rated G, PG, & PG-13)
  • HoMedics Sound Spas
  • Jewelry, Beads, Sand Art, Crayola Art Sets
  • Journals & Gel Pens
  • Nerf Basketballs/Footballs
  • Paper plates for crafts/painting
  • Personal CD Players & Headphones
  • Push Button Musical Books
  • Sandwich Size Ziploc bags
  • School Supplies
  • Small Radios/CD players
  • Bandanas/Scarves
  • Stickers

GIFT CARDS

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • iTunes
  • JoAnn’s
  • Kmart
  • Meijer
  • Michaels
  • Movie Theatres
  • Restaurants
  • Target
  • Toys R Us
  • Wal-Mart

Reminders:

  • SAFETY is the most important consideration when selecting toys.
  • NO USED ITEMS PLEASE. We only accept NEW toys, games, books, and stuffed animals.
  • Because some of our patients have acute illnesses, donors are not allowed to personally distribute gifts directly to patients.
  • Violent games and books, toy guns, swords and projectile toys are not accepted.
  • Please refrain from donating candy, food, or religious materials.
  • Many of the patients have allergies or asthma so chalk/sidewalk chalk is not accepted.
  • Due to safety recalls, please avoid dollar store items.
  • Please DO NOT wrap gifts.
  • Arts & craft materials must have the non-toxic seal (AP, CP, health label Non-Toxic).
  • Crayons MUST BE Crayola or Rose Art brand.
  • Some children are sensitive to natural rubber latex, please:
  • Buy only specific name brands whenever possible.
    • Do not donate items known to contain natural rubber latex including, but not limited to, rubber balloons, Koosh balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls, rubber erasers, paddles with rubber balls attached, etc.
    • Only mylar balloons and vinyl items are permitted.
  • Monetary donations should be directed to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Child Life Toy Fund for the purchase of toys.