Child Life Department Wish List

Support children and families at MassGeneral Hospital for Children with a donation of toys, arts and crafts, or the like in honor of a birthday, holiday, or other special event.

Supporting the children and families at MassGeneral Hospital for Children can also be fulfilled through the Child Life Department Wish Lists. Your family, child, or company may be interested in donating gifts including toys, arts and crafts, gift cards or the like in honor of a birthday, holiday, or other special event. The Child Life Specialists have created the below Wish List outlining items which would help to meet the needs of the children and families in both the inpatient and the outpatient settings of the hospital.


  • Rattles
  • Teething rings
  • V-tech toys (toys geared to children 6 months - 24 months that make noise, light up, etc.)
  • Shape sorters, pop-up toys, and stacking toys (geared to children 12 months - 36 months)
  • Musical aquarium (for cribs or hospital beds)
  • Small infant music toys
  • Electronic music makers
  • Toddler instruments
  • Lego duplo for toddlers
  • Light up/musical/vibrating toys
  • Toddler car and truck toys


  • Princess crowns/wands
  • Interactive Play-a-Sound books (Cars, Princesses, Superheroes)
  • Spinning light toys
  • Bubbles (small size)
  • Baby dolls
  • Matchbox cars
  • Hot Wheels race track and Hot Wheels Cars
  • Toy trains
  • Thomas trains, Thomas books, Thomas Lego sets
  • Toy dinosaurs
  • Toy farm animals
  • Fisher-Price Little People and accessories
  • Mr. Potato Head and accessories
  • Dr. kits
  • Large look and find board books

School Age/Adolescent

  • Lego sets (small and large sets)
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Board Games
  • “Spot It” game
  • Knex building sets
  • Playing cards (Regular playing cards, Uno, Skipbo, Monopoly Deal)
  • Magazine subscriptions (Please confirm with Heather/Caroline before ordering)

Arts and Crafts

  • Craft kits
  • Stickers (both individual sheets and rolls of large size stickers) and Sticker books
  • Large size paper (for an easel)
  • Scrapbook/construction paper
  • Crayons/colored pencils/markers
  • Play-Doh (4 or 6 pack) and “tools” for play-doh
  • Individual craft kits (for all ages)
  • Paint by number sets
  • Foam pieces and foam stickers
  • Fuzzy coloring posters
  • Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Glitter
  • KLUTZ brand art kits
  • Beads (letter beads, sparkly beads, etc.) for jewelry (necklaces, bracelets)
  • Ceramics to paint (for example little figurines, jewelry boxes)
  • Crayola color wonders (mess-free finger paint/marker sets)
  • Paints (washable and watercolor sets)
  • Sand art
  • Crayola model magic
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Model car kits
  • Jewelry-making kits
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • String for beading
  • Wooden Crafts to paint (cars, trains, animals etc.)

Gift Cards

  • ITunes
  • Best Buy, Amazon
  • Starbucks
  • Michaels,  AC Moore
  • Target
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Whole Foods
  • IParty
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • CVS

Additional Items

  • New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, MFA, Duck Tour, and Children’s Museum passes,
  • Movie passes: Showcase, Regal, and AMC cinemas
  • New release DVDs for all ages
  • Portable DVD players


Make a gift

With your support, MassGeneral Hospital for Children continues to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to children of all ages.