Child Life Wish List

Child Life Wish List

Your donations make a child's day brighter! 

A few quick guidelines:  Please make sure that all toys are new (because of infection control) and paints and glues are non-toxic. Please do not donate play guns or war toys, latex balloons, scary action figures, candy, gum or other food.

Wish Lists

Children are in need of items in all age groups, in both English and Spanish languages. The greatest needs are listed under "Infants," "Toddlers," and "Adolescents.” Additionally, the most requested items for each age group are in bold. Of course, we greatly appreciate all donations.


  • Infant Rattles/ Teething Toys
  • Crib Mobiles
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Crib aquariums/Sound Machines
  • Infant Stimulation Toys (black, red, and white)
  • Infant Mirrors
  • Infant Kick and Play's/ Activity Gyms
  • Swings/Bouncers
  • Music CD’s


  • Pop-up toys
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Musical/talking play phones
  • Books (touch & feel, pop-up, musical)
  • Elmo toys
  • Little Einstein Toys
  • Little People
  • Paw Patrol
  • Bubbles
  • Large blocks
  • Shape Sorters and stacking toys
  • Vinyl Play/Tumbling Floor Mats (No larger than 5x5)
  • DVD Movies (Baby Einstein, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Backyardigans)

Pre-School Age

  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • Popular action figures (Dora, Diego, Sponge Bob, Superheroes, Transformers, Ninja Turtles etc.)
  • Popular dolls (Dora, Diego, Sponge Bob, Superheroes, Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty)
  • Thomas the Train toys
  • My Little Pony toys
  • Plastic cars and trucks
  • Magna Doodles
  • Large electronic interactive toys (Leapfrog, etc.)
  • Lego buckets, Lego sets (small and large) and Lego people
  • Duplos
  • Bubbles
  • Books (interactive, musical, pop-up books, Spanish)
  • Play doh and tools

School Age

  • Small lego sets (Star Wars, Transformers, Bionical's, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)
  • Legos
  • Action Figures (Superheroes: Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Avenger Characters)
  • Transformers
  • Black velvet fuzzy posters
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • Craft/Art kits (snap model airplanes, model cars, etc.)
  • Etch- a Sketch
  • Sticker Books
  • Books (I Spy, chapter books, etc.)
  • Beading kits
  • Paint by number sets
  • Remote control cars
  • Playdoh and tools
  • DS3i games
  • Knit/Crochet Kits
  • Polly Pockets
  • Pillow Pets
  • Hair accessories
  • Barbies
  • American Girl Dolls
  • Pokémon



  • iTunes  or Google Play gift cards
  • Gift cards in lower price ranges (Target, Wal-Mart, Movie Tickets, Sports Authority, Best Buy, Starbucks, McDonalds, Chipotle,  etc.)
  • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)
  • Black fuzzy posters
  • Video games: XBox 1, PS4, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E +10 and below)
  • Playing and UNO cards
  • Remote control cars and trucks
  • Craft/Art kits (beading, model airplanes/cars, etc.)
  • Bath gels, lotions, nail polish and remover
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Portable DVD players
  • headphones
  • Teen coloring books
  • Mazes
  • Crossword/ Sudoku Books


Arts and Craft and Creative Items

  • Woodcrafts
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic paint
  • Puffy Paint
  • Window Markers
  • Dot paints
  • Glue (tacky, glue sticks, glitter)
  • Boxes/Photo frames to decorate
  • Wooden frames
  • Beading items
  • Individual craft kits
  • Markers (dry-erase, washable, fabric, Sharpie, paint, crayons, etc.)
  • Wiggly eyes, rhinestones, sequin decorations, etc.
  • Sketch books and pencils
  • White and colored poster paper
  • Water color paper
  • Black fuzzy posters
  • Duct Tape Crafts
  • Lanyard Kits
  • Construction paper
  • Paint brushes
  • Small scissors (Fiskars)

1 Darn Cool School

  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, I-Tunes)
  • School supplies (mechanical pencils, file pocket folders, spiral notebooks, drawing paper)
  •  Scientific calculators
  • Wood kits, model cars, airplanes, trucks
  • Canvas frames for painting
  • GED and AIMS study guides
  • Spanish/English dictionaries
  • Hands-on learning activity kits
  • Backpacks
  • Guinness World Record books
  • Teen books
  • Current popular novels
  • Early readers
  • Chapter books

Miscellaneous used throughout the year

  • iTunes  ot Google Play Gift gift cards
  • Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Best Buy (in smaller denominations)
  • Portable DVD players
  • iPads
  • Beanie Babies
  • Canon photo paper
  • Disposable cameras
  • Wall posters
  • Stickers
  • Playdoh
  • Stress/squeeze balls
  • Spinning light up globe toys
  • Hair supplies (detangler, hairbrushes, combs, etc.)
  • Nail Polish


  • Sorry
  • Guess Who
  • Trouble
  • Headbands
  • Monopoly
  • Connect Four
  • UNO
  • Dominoes
  • Apples to Apples/Sour Apples
  • Who knew?
  • Scattagories
  • Battleship
  • Break the Ice
  • Playing cards
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Risk
  • Crazy 8
  • Twister
  • Bounce Off
  • Chess
  • Checkers

Download the forms, guidelines and full details:

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Contact us:

To make a donation, please contact the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation at (602) 933-8697 (TOYS) or email

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