Project Sunshine activity kits deliver safe, creative play directly to children. The materials spark joy and provide therapeutic value to the physical and emotional healing process. Each year, we send out close to 100,000 activity kits to medical facilities all around the US and Canada. Our partners distribute the activity kits to patients in areas like pediatric wards, emergency rooms, clinic waiting rooms. Activity kits are assembled by tens of thousands of volunteers who understand the importance of play for pediatric patients.

Here's an example of one of our activity kits.

Basketball

Sending Sunshine Basketball Kit is a great way for kids 5+ to play solo or with friends and family. It includes everything you’ll need to decorate and play basketball in any setting.

  • Basketball hoop with ball
  • 1 sheet of foam letters
  • 8 markers
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for school age, children 5+ years and teens

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Basketball

Sending Sunshine Basketball Kit is a great way for kids 5+ to play solo or with friends and family. It includes everything you’ll need to decorate and play basketball in any setting.

  • Basketball hoop with ball
  • 1 sheet of foam letters
  • 8 markers
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for school age, children 5+ years and teens

Building

Sending Sunshine Building Kits can be done by school age patients individually or with friends, siblings and caregivers. The kits include materials focused on building and creating.

  • Plastic bag of Magic Nuudles
  • Plastic bag of Briks (compatible with Lego)
  • Project Sunshine Journal
  • Pack of 8 crayons
  • 4 Foam stickers
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for school age, children 5+ years

Caregiver

Sending Sunshine Caregiver Kits include materials for both self-care and self-expression and recognizes the caregiver’s important role.

  • 2 velvet mandalas
  • Eye mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Chapstick
  • 8 fine line markers
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure
  • Comes in a reusable bag

Recommended for caregivers and teens

Crown

Sending Sunshine Crown Kits are focused on providing pre-school pediatric patients and siblings with an expressive and creative outlet.

  • Foam crown
  • 4 crayons
  • 4 stickers
  • 1 sheet of letter stickers
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for preschool, children 2+ years

Crown

Sending Sunshine Crown Kits are focused on providing pre-school pediatric patients and siblings with an expressive and creative outlet.

  • Foam crown
  • 4 crayons
  • 4 stickers
  • 1 sheet of letter stickers
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for preschool, children 2+ years

Mandala

Sending Sunshine Mandala Kits focus on pediatric patients with behavioral health needs. The kit includes self-expression and self-care materials that have been approved by a team of behavioral health experts and has been deemed safe for MOST patients. Please check with your hospital team to decide how this kit may benefit the patients you serve.

  • Foil Leaf Velvet Mandalas
  • Pack of 8 crayons
  • Project Sunshine Journal (no string)
  • Velvet Sticker Sheet
  • Project Sunshine activity Brochure
  • Comes in a reusable bag

Recommended for caregivers, teens and children with psychological or behavioral needs

Puppet Pal

Sending Sunshine Puppet Pal Kits are focused on providing pre-school pediatric patients and siblings with an expressive and creative outlet.

  • Puppet pal
  • 4 foam stickers
  • 8 crayons
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for preschool children 2+years

Scrapbook

Sending Sunshine Scrapbook Kit allows teens and caregivers to document their daily lives and express their creativity. It includes a blank scrapbook with decorative materials for personalization.

  • Spiral blank scrapbook
  • Velvet positive word sticker sheet
  • Velvet art poster
  • 8 fine line markers
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure
  • Comes in a reusable bag

Recommended for teens and caregivers

Sensory

Sending Sunshine Sensory Coping Kits focus on children with sensory needs but certainly can be used for any child 5+.

  • Stress ball
  • 1 pack of model magic
  • Bandy ball
  • 3 pom poms
  • Fidget keychain ***
  • Yoga instructional insert
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for children with special sensory needs and school age children 5+ years

STEM

Sending Sunshine STEM Kits focus on science, technology, engineering and math activities intended for children 5+.

  • Plastic bag of linking blocks
  • Dice in Dice
  • Code a keychain
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • 4 pack of crayons
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure
  • Comes in a reusable bag

Recommended for school age children 5+ years

Superhero

Sending Sunshine Superhero Kits are focused on providing pre-school pediatric patients and siblings with an expressive and creative outlet and recognizes them as the superheroes they are.

  • Superhero cape
  • 4 foam stickers
  • 8 crayons
  • Project Sunshine journal
  • Project Sunshine activity brochure

Recommended for preschool children 2+ years

Surgi Buddies

Sending Sunshine Surgi Buddies are plain, body-shaped dolls that young patients decorate, personalize, and use as a means of comfort. Sewn by volunteers, these stuffed buddies are distributed in hospitals, where they may be used by medical staff to demonstrate what will happen during an upcoming procedure. By allowing children to claim ownership of their treatment, Surgi Buddies can decrease a patient’s anxiety, while also serving as surrogates and friends.

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Are you a hospital needing activity kits?

To request activity kits, please fill out our partner application.

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