Age-appropriate Items Our Children Can Use

  • Children who live at Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, located in Ruston, are boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 17 years.
  • Children residing at Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans, in Mandeville, are boys 11 years of age and younger.
  • Children in Methodist Children’s Home of Southwest Louisiana, in Sulphur, are boys between 9 and 17 years of age.
The items on this Wish List are suggestions of the things we find are suitable for the children in our care.
  • Clothing *

    *In lieu of used clothing we prefer gift cards to Wal-Mart or Stage. Suggested gift card amounts are $15, $20, $25.

    • T-Shirts (teen appropriate), adult small through xxx
    • Pajamas, adult s-xxx
    • House slippers, s-xxl
    • Shoes (All shoes MUST be NEW), all sizes
    • Baseball caps/hats all sizes
    • Socks – New only! 
  • Games
    • Handheld video (Fishing, Sports, Pin Ball)
    • Lite Brite
    • Simon or Simon 2
    • 20 Questions
    • Badminton
    • Scattegories
    • Cranium
    • Blokus
    • Uno Spin
    • Deal or No Deal
    • Guesstures
    • Catchphrase
    • American Idol
    • Dominos, Yahtzee, Battleship
    • Monopoly
    • Life
    • Trouble
    • Guess Who
    • Skip Bo cards
    • Sidewalk Chalk
    • Bubbles
    • Jenga
    • Connect 4
    • Sorry
    • Don’t Break the Ice
    • Card Games: Go Fish, Phase 10, Uno, Swap, 
    • Playing Cards
    • Jump Ropes (Chinese and regular)
  • Toys
    • Remote control vehicles
    • Hot Wheels
    • Motorcycles
    • Monster Trucks
    • Collectible Cars
    • Legos (no large pre-school size)
    • Kites
    • Larger stuffed animals
    • Baby dolls
    • Barbie dolls, Barbie clothes, and Barbie cars
    • Small karaoke machine –the girls love it
  • Sports
    • Nerf Balls and Nerf Toys
    • Footballs, basketballs, kickballs
    • Softball, Baseball Glove (adult size) and Balls
    • Roller Blades – Helmet, and protective gear/ knee pads
    • Fishing Poles or Rod and Reel
    • Tackle Box (Hooks, Weights, Lures, etc.)
  • Play Therapy Section
    • Flippable sequin stuffed animals or throw pillows
    • Magna-Tiles
    • Koosh balls
    • Tangle puzzle
    • Fidget toys
    • Aromatherapy putty
    • Color changing putty (Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty)
    • Thumball: the best/worst Thumball
    • Debreifing Thumball
    • Conflict Resolution Thumball
    • Who Are You Thumball
    • Noise cancelling earphones/ earmuffs
    • Wiggle seats/ wiggle cushions
    • Gel floor tiles
    • FunandFunction.com
    • sensorytheraplaybox.com
  • Items for Individuals
    • Bags, Tote duffel, backpacks, and sleepover size
    • Sleeping Bags (boy or girl)
    • Watches, sports & casual (boy or girl)
    • Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film
    • Baseball or Softball Glove with Ball (adult size)
    • Scrapbook
    • Bath and Body products
    • Journals and Colored Gel Pens
  • Items for Boys
    • Wallets
    • Belts (Jr – Adult sizes)
    • Boxers (adult small – XL)
    • Baseball hats (sports or casual)
    • NFL/NBA Sweatshirts or Throws
  • Girls (Gifts of hygiene products MUST be NEW)
    • Shampoo & conditioner for all ethnicities
    • Blow Dryer, Flat Iron, Curling Iron
    • Hairbrush, combs, hair accessories (clips, barrettes, ponytails)
    • Jewerly (teen style bracelets, necklace, earrings)
    • Make-up kits (NEW)
    • Belts (Jr – Adult sizes)
  • Items for Groups or Cottages
    • Scooters or skateboards (pads & helmets)
    • Mountain Bikes (pads & helmets)
    • Sony Play Station or Xbox 360 units (BIG need) and controllers
    • ALL video games need to be rated E or E10+ only!
    • 27-36in. TVs
    • DVD Players
    • Portable radio/ cd players
  • Crafts Kits
    • Home Depot Craft Kits
    • General Craft Kits (Art, Drawing and Crafts)
    • Scrapbook kits
    • Jewerly and Bead Kits
    • Rainbow Loom kits/ rainbow loom refills
    • Alphabet beads
    • Stretch Magic bead & jewelry cord
    • Plastic lacing/ lanyard kits
    • DIY slime kit
    • Paint your own Suncatcher kits
  • Crafts Supplies
    • Elmers Glue, Glue guns/sticks (Standard)
    • Paints & Brushes (water-base)
    • Pom-poms, Movable Eyes, Pipe Cleaners, Bells, etc.
    • Foam Shapes (buckets)
    • Color Gel Pens
    • Yarn & plastic Crochet Needles (Carry Case for Knitting Projects)
    • Posters,
    • Scrapbook paper, cardstock
    • Decorative/ “crazy” scissors
    • Stamps and stamp pads
    • Washable markers
    • Play-doh
  • Trademarked or Branded Items
    • Disney, Lego, Star Wars anything
    • NFL or NBA anything
    • Marvel Comics branded items
    • DC Comics branded items
  • School Supplies
    • Loose Leaf Paper (wide & college ruled)
    • Wooden Pencils (#2)
    • Composition Notebooks (wide ruled and college ruled)- no spiral bound
    • Pens (blue & black), Sharpie & Regular Markers
    • Safety Scissors
    • Index Cards (3×5 and 4×6)
    • Graph Paper
    • Colored Pencils, (NO crayons please)
  • Books
    • I SPY or Where is Waldo? books
    • Coloring Books
    • Guiness Book of World Records
    • Word Find Books
    • Journals need to be bound (no spiral bound)
    • Young adult series books
    • Lego books
    • Christian teen books
    • Magazine subscriptions like…
      – Brio Magazine (focus on the family) for Ruston campus
      – Clubhouse magazine (focus on the family) Ruston & GNO campus
      – Cobblestone magazine (Cricket Media) All campuses
      – Muse magazine (Cricket Media) all campuses
      – Faces (Cricket Media) all campuses
      – Boys Life magazine (Boy Scouts of America) all campuses
      – National Geographic Kids magazine (National Geographic) all campuses
      – Sports Illustrated Kids magazine (sports Illustrated.com) all campuses
  • Gift Cards
    • Restaurants: Sonic, McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Wendy’s, Dominos Pizza, ChickFila
    • Clothing: WalMart, TJMaxx, Rack Room Shoes, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Game Stop, Hobby Lobby and Five Below
    • Celebrity Theatres
  • Birthday Party Needs
    • Birthday Gift Bags, (cards, pencils, note pad, chap stick, sunglasses, hats, scarves, gloves, body spray, stuffed animals)
    • Gift Wrap Paper
    • Hair Products including Nice Brushes, Hair Picks, Bows, Hair Bands, Hair Clips, Scrunchies, Lotion for Hands (NO hair spray or other aerosols, please.)
    • Birthday tablecloths
    • Birthday cups, plates, and napkins
    • Birthday Decorations
    • Chips, candy, and soda