Boys 5 - 9 Shoebox Item Suggestions
  
BOYS
5-9
A "Wow” Item

Soccer ball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be re-inflated.)
Stuffed animal
An outfit of clothing to wear
Small musical instrument (such as a harmonica or woodwind recorder)
Toy truck or boat
Backpack

Personal Care  Items


Comb
Hairbrush
Toothbrush
Washcloth
Bar soap (packaged and/or in a container)
Adhesive bandages
(Colorful ones can help a child be more willing to wear a bandage. Do not include liquid antibiotic ointment.)
Reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils (Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as combs, markers, sunglasses, or washcloths to maximize the space.)
Blanket
Non-liquid lip balm
Flashlight (solar-powered or hand-crank; if battery operated, be sure to include extra batteries
of the type needed)
Nail clipper and file
Stick deodorant
 
School Supplies
Pencils
Small manual pencil sharpener
Erasers
Colored pencils
Pencil case
Pens
Crayons
 Markers
Notebooks
Blank index cards
Solar-powered calculator
Safety (blunt tip) scissors
Ruler
Protractor
Glue stick (Do not include liquid glue.)
Small adhesive tape

Clothing and Accessories
Shirts and pants
Underwear
Shoes and socks
Flip-flops
Hat/scarf/mittens
Sunglasses
wrist watch
Bandana

Crafts and Activities
Pencils
Small manual pencil sharpener
Colored pencils
Pencil case
Pens
Crayons
Markers
Coloring pads
Coloring books
Picture book
Notebooks
Glue stick (Do not include liquid glue.)
Small adhesive tape
Watercolor set- (Finger paint palette/crayons/markers [non-liquid containers], paint brushes, canvas or paper)
Building blocks

Playdough - (Consider adding plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp utensils the child can use with the playdough.)
Stickers
Make your own items such as finger puppets and friendship bracelets.
Puzzles
Binoculars
Make-it-yourself craft items or kit
Compass
Chalkboard with chalk
Tool set with work gloves
Fishing kit
Brightly colored rope or twine
Gardening kit with gloves and trowel (no seeds)
Magnets
Kaleidoscope
Skipping rope/jump rope
Playing cards
Marbles
                          Toys
Foam ball
Kickball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated.)
Tennis ball
Finger puppets
Slinky
Etch A Sketch
Play cars/trucks/boats
Plastic tools
Plastic dinosaurs

Interactive toys that include push buttons, lights, noise (include extra batteries)
Baseball and mitt
Yo-yo
Small Frisbee
Small kite
Etch A Sketch
Hacky sack

A Personal Note

You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.