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Ms. Liz King from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Add Some Drama to Pretend Play

My students need furniture and materials for their dramatic play area!

  • $757 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 25 wonderful Kindergarten students who love learning and being in school! We are a learning community where each child is a teacher. In order to meet the needs of all of my students, small-group work and 1:1 teaching is extremely important. I am always trying to rethink our classroom space and materials to allow for the most engaged learning.

My students come to school every day with smiles on their faces, ready to tackle academic and social challenges.

They have grown so much since September, and I am so proud of their development!

My Project

Revitalizing our classroom's pretend play area will allow for different structures and levels of play. My students adore using the dramatic play area during Choice Time, and will be able to invent more elaborate scenarios with these new additions. The new kitchen furniture will replace an old set that is broken and missing parts. The rest will be brand-new to the classroom and allow the kids to explore more pretend-play scenarios. For example, adding a dress-up rack means we can unpack and display a box of costumes that is often ignored, as well as adding new costumes: chef, construction worker, doctor, fire chief! The pillows and play tent will be used to create a cozy nook to incorporate into pretend play, or as a quiet space for kids to rest and take a break. The workbench has a small footprint but will open up a new area of dramatic play in addition to the kitchen, which is currently the only furniture in that area. This will make the center appealing to a broader range of children. Similarly, adding play money to the cash register and more play food makes for more options -- playing restaurant, supermarket and more!

My kids use the pretend play area to express themselves creatively, work and play collaboratively, and practice important social skills like sharing, cooperating, planning and executing their ideas as a team.

These new materials will allow them to do all of these things in a more organized, efficient, and beautiful space.

Ms. Liz King
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Colorful Essentials Kitchen Cupboard Playset for Kids Pretend Activity Time, Red • Amazon Business $155.10 1 $155.10
ECR4Kids Colorful Essentials Kitchen Stove Playset for Kids Pretend Activity Time, Red • Amazon Business $124.61 1 $124.61
Let's Play Dress Up Unit • Amazon Business $81.00 1 $81.00
Jeteven Cotton Canvas Dome Bed Canopy Kids Play Tent Mosquito Net for Baby Kids Indoor Outdoor Playing Reading Height 240cm/94.5in Grey • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
68 Piece Workbench W Realistic Tools & ELECTRIC DRILL for Construction Workshop Tool Bench, STEM Educational Pretend Play, Toolbox Birthday Gift toys for Boys & girls age 3, 4, 5, 6 yrs - 12 years old • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs) • Amazon Business $29.63 1 $29.63
Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (7 pcs) • Amazon Business $25.19 1 $25.19
Melissa & Doug 4838 Chef Role Play Costume Set, White, Ages 3-6 Years • Amazon Business $23.67 1 $23.67
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ikea Soligt Cushion Pillow Yellow Orange Smiling Sunshine Accent Kids Children Toy Throw • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ikea Cushion Pillow Blue Smiling Cloud Accent Kids Children Toy Throw • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
27 Pc Cookware Playset - Primary • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Construction Worker Costume For Kids - Construction Costume - Construction Hat and Costume Vest by Funny Party Hat • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
$9300 in Play Money - Pretend Dollar Bills - Realistic Money Stack - That Look Real - Small Bills (5 X 2.5 Inches) - 50 of each Amount - 300 Bills Total • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bruder Toy Construction Hard Hat • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65

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