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Ms. Chamberlin from Tacoma WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art, Craft, and Science Projects for Kiddos During the Pandemic

Help me give my students art, craft, and science kits to inspire their creativity and learning during the pandemic.

  • $891 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2020.

This project expired on September 15, 2020.

My Students

My students have limited to no access to the computer and the internet, and this time is really challenging for them. Many students are learning by sharing a cell phone between their five siblings, relying on learning packets provided by our school district, and free lunches being dispersed at a drop off site. Our kids already had challenges related to basic needs, and during the pandemic, these needs have dramatically increased. This has added a lot of stress on the students and families I serve.

My Project

My students are creative, imaginative, and have wonderful ideas. This time is really hard for them because they do not have the same access to educational materials other kids do because of socioeconomic barriers. This project will give my students access to some of those rich creative experiences.

This project will give each one of my students a kit to foster their creativity and support engaging learning experiences through the arts and sciences during distant learning.

These kits were selected based on my students' individual interests. I selected car building kits for my students who are interested in physics and mechanics of cars. I selected origami kids for a few of my kiddos who are always folding paper into various games during class time. I selected comic book templates for kids who are interested in being illustrators one day.

Once the project is funded, the kits will be included in a care package for each student. The kits will be delivered to my students' homes to take away the barrier of transportation for families. I will frequently ask the students about their experiences with the kits through the communication we are having through video chat or letters when kiddos do not have access to technology. This project will have endless possibilities and continue to build relationships with kids and foster their well-being during this difficult time.

Ms. Chamberlin
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium • Amazon Business $12.50 5 $62.50
Blank Comic Book: Draw Your Own Comics - 150 Pages of Fun and Unique Templates - A Large 8.5" x 11" Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Unleash Creativity • Amazon Business $5.99 9 $53.91
Made By Me Build Your Own Construction Vehicles by Horizon Group USA, Build & Customize 3 Wooden Vehicles • Amazon Business $11.21 4 $44.84
Craft-tastic – Empower Poster – Craft Kit – Design a One-of-a-Kind Inspirational Poster • Amazon Business $13.67 3 $41.01
Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Craft Kits Set - Race Car and Monster Truck • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Craft-tastic – Fairy Potions Craft Kit – Make 9 Magical Fairy Potions • Amazon Business $19.31 2 $38.62
Make It Real - CuddleMob. DIY Pom Pom Characters Arts and Crafts Kit for Girls. Create Unique Plush Characters for Home Play, or to Attach to Kids’ Backpacks or Purses • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Paper Airplane Kit • Amazon Business $14.97 2 $29.94
Made By Me Glow The Dark Powerballs by Horizon Group USA, DIY STEM Kit. Make 18 Bouncy Crystal Power Balls, Molds and Instructions Included,Multicolored • Amazon Business $9.97 3 $29.91
Craft-tastic – I Love Mermaids Kit – Craft Kit Includes 6 Mermaid-Themed Projects • Amazon Business $14.26 2 $28.52
Perler PER8054346 Marvel Avengers Fuse Bead Kit, 4503pc, 10 Patterns, Multicolor • Amazon Business $13.19 2 $26.38
4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art - DIY Paint Arts & Crafts Magnet Kit for Kids - Fridge, Locker, Party Favors, Craft Project Gifts for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $12.09 2 $24.18
4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium - DIY Glow In The Dark Astronomy Planet Model Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Learning Resources LER2446 Color Mixing Glasses,Multi-color • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Water Globes Sweet Treats – Create 3 DIY Dessert Themed Snow Globes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Water Globes - Under the Sea Snow Globes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
How to Draw 101 Monsters: Easy Step-by-step Drawing (How to draw) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Klutz Paper Flying Dragons Craft Kit • Amazon Business $9.77 2 $19.54
Make It Real - DIY Dreamcatcher.  Make Your Own Dream Catcher Arts and Crafts Kit for Tween Girls.  Includes Dream Catcher Hoop, Strings and Ribbons, Beads, Butterfly Pin and More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Make It Real - DIY Dreamcatcher.  Make Your Own Dream Catcher Arts and Crafts Kit for Tween Girls.  Includes Dream Catcher Hoop, Strings and Ribbons, Beads, Butterfly Pin and More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SmartLab Toys You-Build-It RoboBug • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Harry Potter Origami (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $7.29 2 $14.58
Scientific Explorer Shark-Ology Science Kids Science Experiment Kit • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
My First Origami Kit: [Origami Kit with Book, 60 Papers, 150 Stickers, 20 Projects] • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10

Materials cost

$659.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$757.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.63

Total project goal

$890.89

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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