I take some small gifts to take to the hospital with me. I will make a coloring book and take a small pack of crayons. I use all kinds of pictures for the coloring book. I make a word search for older kids and adults too. I find small packets of Kleenex at the dollar store with different designs on them also. I never take any kind of food. I usually take my foam clean x's with me too. I have a small homemade stool (stool sample) my husband made me to show to the adults that will understand what it is. My friend who used to go to the hospital with me is now 95 and went out clowning at least once a month until she was 93.