Girls 2 -4 Shoebox Item Suggestions
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GIRLS
2-4
A "Wow" Item

Doll
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)
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 hair bows, bracelets, 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)

Compact mirror
Nail clipper and file

School Supplies
Pencils
Small manual pencil sharpener
Colored pencils
Pencil case
Pens
Crayons
Markers
Notebooks
Blank index cards
Solar-powered calculator
Safety (blunt tip) scissors
Ruler
Glue stick (do not include liquid glue)
Small adhesive tape
Clothing and Accessories
Shirts and pants
Pillowcase dress (loose-fitting sundress)
Underwear

Shoes and socks
Flip-flops
Hat/scarf/mittens
Sunglasses
Tote bag/purse
Friendship bracelets (woven with yarn or embroidery thread)
Decorative hat
Bead jewelry/bead kit
Hair accessories (hair clips, bows, hair ribbons, elastic hair bands, etc.)


Crafts and Activities

Pencils
Small manual pencil sharpener
Colored pencils
Pencil case
Crayons
Markers
Pens
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]
Playdough- (Consider adding plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp utensils the child can use with the playdough.)
Stickers
Skipping rope/Jump rope
Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

Puzzles
Chalkboard and chalk
Binoculars
Compass
Sewing kit, fabric (1-2 yards), and ribbon
Laminated  decorative  pictures  with  looped  ribbon  attached  as  a  picture hanger
Children’s card games

Toys

Foam ball
Kickball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be re-inflated)
Finger puppets
Slinky
Etch A Sketch
Interactive toys that include push buttons, lights, noise (include extra batteries)
Costume items to play dress-up, such as crowns and costume jewelry
Plastic toys and toy figures
Yo-yo
Small Frisbee
Small kite
 Kaleidoscope

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.