This has been a difficult time for pediatric patients and their families. Health concerns are now compounded by increases in isolation due to stricter hospital visitation policies during the pandemic. To help bring joy and create a crucial sense of normalcy, PepsiCo’s bubly sparkling water is teaming up with Project Sunshine to send thousands of colorful “bubly beats” musical activity kits to hundreds of hospitals nationwide.

Project Sunshine

Sought after because they encourage play, hospitals’ requests for kits has increased nearly 1000% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Project Sunshine has a $1.5 million fundraising goal to provide 200,000 new activity kits and TelePlay programs to pediatric patients this year.

The music-kit features:

  • Rockstar sunglasses
  • Amped up mic
  • Maraca
  • Mad libs, coloring and sticker sheets
  • Songwriting sheet
  • Power postcards 
  • Colored pencils

Everything is included in a customizable drawstring bag to bring the band wherever you go! Activities from “bubly beats” are also available as a free download of kit activities at so all families can create fun at home.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Project Sunshine


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