Kits for Play

Our Programs

Activity kits jam-packed with play

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. Project Sunshine volunteers prepare individualized kits, complete with developmentally specific activities for pediatric patients in the hospital. Designed by child life specialists, Kits for Play not only alleviate boredom; they spark the imagination and create a sense of connectedness.

Last year, we packed and delivered 130,000 activity kits!

Activity Kits

Below are three examples of our 10+ activity kits.

STEM Activity Kit

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

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

Recommended for school age children 5+ years

Scrapbook Activity Kit

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

Surgi Dolls Activity Kit

Surgi Dolls are plain, body-shaped dolls that young patients decorate, personalize, and use as a means of comfort. Sewn by volunteers, these stuffed dolls 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 Dolls can decrease a patient’s anxiety, while also serving as surrogates and friends.

Become a Program Parter with Kits for Play

Are you a hospital or nonprofit with pediatric patients who could benefit from Project Sunshine activity kits? Apply to become a Program Partner today.