Girls 5 - 9 Shoebox Item Suggestions
  
GIRLS
5-9
A "Wow" Item

Doll (Consider including accessories such as doll clothes or a small doll bed.)
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)
 
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
Stick deodorant

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
Protractor
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
Hair bows
Friendship bracelets (woven with yarn or embroidery thread)
Decorative hat
Wrist watch
Bead jewelry/bead kit

Hair accessories (hair clips, 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
Make-it-yourself craft items or kit.
Compass
Sewing kit, fabric (1-2 yards), and ribbon
Laminated decorative pictures with looped ribbon attached as a picture hanger
Gardening kit with gloves and trowel hand tool (Do not include gardening seeds.)
Playing cards
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)
Plastic toys and toy figures
Yo-yo
Small Frisbee
Small kite
Kaleidoscope
Marbles

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.