Wish List

Thank you for your support. By donating these materials to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, you are giving patients the opportunity to play and have fun while they’re in the hospital. Please fully fill out our gift form and bring it with you when you drop off your donation.

NOTE: Because of allergen and immunity concerns among patients, Children’s is only able to accept new toys and cannot accept toys that have been part of private collections.

Urgent Needs

  • New release kid DVD’s
  • Push button sound books
  • Non-spill bubble tumblers
  • Whee-soft cars/chunky cars
  • Fisher Price people and animals
  • Play-Doh
  • Infant rattles/teethers
  • Mini LEGO kits


  • Hand-held toys (rattles, o-balls, etc.)
  • Sound and light toys: Fisher Price Aquariums or Melody/Motion Soothers, Mozart Magic Cube
  • Baby-safe mirrors
  • Board books
  • Stacking or sorting toys

Toddler/Preschool Children

  • Matchbox/Hotwheels cars and garages
  • Playsets with figures: Fisher Price Little People, Playmobil, Disney
  • Fisher-Price medical kits
  • Puzzles (wooden, peg style or cardboard)
  • Sound story books

School-age Children

  • Games: Uno, Connect Four, Sequence, Sorry, Candy Land, Blink
  • Lego sets (small and medium-size sets)
  • Jigsaw puzzles (100-200 pieces)
  • Barbie/Ken dolls and clothes (all ethnic backgrounds)
  • I Spy or Seek-N-Find Books


  • Gift cards ($10-$15): Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, iTunes or Michael’s
  • Games: Playing cards, cribbage, chess, Monopoly, Life, Risk
  • Nail polish supplies: individual colors, nail art kits, polish remover
  • Sketch/doodle pads

Music Therapy

  • Hohner plastic harmonicas
  • Maraccas/Chiquitas
  • Jazzy Jingles
  • Board books/pop-up books that are songs (Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, etc.)
  • Full-sized guitar (Art and Lutherie brand)

Art and Craft Materials

  • Play-Doh (small tubs)
  • Crayons/markers: Crayola, washable, all sizes and colors
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Kits: Klutz, Alex, Toysmith, Melissa & Doug Brands
  • Watercolor paints


  • New release DVD’s
  • Large iPad Airs
  • Mac Book’s
  • Nintendo 3ds XL’s and new release games
  • PS Vita’s and new release games

Library Books

  • “The New Baby” by Fred Rogers
  • “We Have a Baby” by Cathryn Falwell
  • “Sometimes I Feel Like a Mouse” by Jeanne Modesitt
  • “Lots of Feelings” by Shelley Rotner
  • “Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disabilities” by Pat Thomas

Favorite Characters and Types of Books:

  • Animals
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Curious George
  • Dinosaurs
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Fancy Nancy
  • I Spy/Look & Find
  • Pete the Cat
  • Princesses
  • Superheroes
  • Thomas the Train

Food Pantry – Urgent Needs

  • Mac and cheese microwaveable cups
  • Cheez-Its
  • Fruit cups (e.g., peaches, pears, mandarin oranges)
  • Hormel Compleats (any flavor)
  • Barilla Italian entrees
  • View a complete list of food pantry needs.