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Ms. Horgan from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Magic Suitcase for Mindfulness

Help me give my students creative tools to fill a "magic suitcase." Materials requested will aid in child-based yoga instruction that emphasizes mindfulness and meditation exercises, increasing focus and relaxation.

  • $404 goal

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My Students

First grade is an exciting year full of many social and developmental changes. I have a very engaged group of students and they love to learn. However, there are times when “teachable moments” are interrupted due to outdated and insufficient materials, that I am using to teach them.

Our 100-year-old school is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural school, serving students in pre-l through 8th grade.

We celebrate diversity on a daily basis and look for ways to create a learning environment that appeals to all types of learners. We are nestled in a south side Chicago neighborhood, walking distance from a large university.

My Project

I am so excited to bring yoga and meditation, that is especially designed for children, into my classroom and school. I recently attended and completed the three-day Rainbow Yoga for Kids teacher training. I will use my knowledge from the training and the materials outlined in this project to integrate yoga into my 1st graders' daily routines, as well as creating an after school program for students ages 5-9.

Children need opportunities to move, connect, have fun and reflect.

We will use books and cards to guide students through a series of poses and stretches. Children will assist in the co-creation of stories and journeys that incorporate partner poses, breathing techniques and games. Through the design of activities and lessons using the specified materials, students will develop a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them. Help us pack our magic yoga suitcase and let the adventure begin!

Ms. Horgan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoberman: Sphere-- Expanding Universe Glow • Amazon Business $35.77 1 $35.77
Rhode Island Novelty (50) 3" Bean Bag Plush Animals Assortment • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
SANHO Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 Years Old, 47''LX27''W Orange • Amazon Business $26.96 1 $26.96
Attatoy Love-The-Earth Plush Planet Globe; 13" Educational World Stuffed Toy with Geo-Political Markings • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Original Mini Hoberman Sphere - Grows from 6" to 12" instantly! (Linking Rings) • Amazon Business $21.28 1 $21.28
Playlearn USA Glitter Wand, Magic Wonder Tube - for Kids, Teachers, Therapists, Sensory Room, Classroom, Autistic, ADHD, SPD. Medium Size. 4 Different Multicolored Tubes • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Cadamada 40pcs Square Juggling Silk Dance Scarves Magic Tricks Performance Props Accessories Movement Scarves Rhythm Band Scarf 20 Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Where's My Mom? • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
YOGi FUN Kids Yoga Cards Kit with Illustrations, Rhyming Poems, Birthday Activity and 2 DIY Dice • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Pull & Stretch Squeeze Balls – (Pack of 6) in Assorted Colors, A Soft Stretchy Bouncing Ball, for Stress and Anxiety Relief Autism Special Needs and More • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Yoga for Kids and Their Grown-Ups: 100+ Fun Yoga and Mindfulness Activities to Practice Together • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids (SmartFun Activity Books) • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Yoga Friends: A Pose-by-Pose Partner Adventure for Kids • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Caydo 300 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Pom Poms Balls for Hobby Supplies and Creative Craft DIY Material • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
YOGi FUN Kids Yoga Book for Girls and Boys with Original Yoga Rhyming Poems and Coloring Pages • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Big Mandalas to Color for Relaxation, Book 1 • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
My First Mandalas Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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