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Mrs. Paull from Burlington IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beating The Winter Blues

My students need a variety of games and toys for inside recess to keep them engaged and give their brains a break!

  • $405 goal

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My Students

I have a room full of curious, smart and hard working six and seven year olds. My classroom consists of three different languages, but they all share the same passion and excitement for learning. Many of my students depend on local churches to donate food and clothing for their families throughout the school year. Over eighty percent of my students receive free or reduced price lunches. Often times, I provide my students with the basic school supplies they need to be successful in the classroom.

My Project

Living in Iowa, most of January, February and some of March is spent indoors due to the bitter cold and large amounts of snow and ice. Students cheer when they get the chance to go back outside because they find inside recess boring.

My students need games and toys to enjoy during inside recess so they can get the break their brains need before going back to learning.

The few games we have are old and falling apart or have missing pieces, so they can't play the game completely.

Not only will the games give my students enjoyment, but they also allow them to express their creativity and use their imagination with the items like Play-Doh and building blocks.

These games will not only be used during inside recess, but also in reviewing academic concepts like math with games like Pie Face. The blocks and dominoes will also be used in science during our STEM building activities. All of the games that I have requested were suggestions from my students themselves. They are so excited to show their teacher how to play some of these games I’ve never played. They’re itching at the chance to see whip cream plop on my face in Pie Face!

Mrs. Paull
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joqutoys 600 Pieces Wooden Dominoes Blocks Set Racing Game Educational for Kids • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mouse Trap Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven • Amazon Business $23.78 1 $23.78
Zingo - Bingo with a Zing Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Wooden Blocks - 100 Pc Wood Building Block Set with Carrying Bag and Container (Natural Colored) - 100% Real Wood • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Pie Face Game • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Pop the Pig Game — New and Improved — Belly-Busting Fun as You Feed Him Burgers and Watch His Belly Grow • Amazon Business $16.44 1 $16.44
Track Racer Racing Cars Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E91BP-24 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Uno Emoji Card Game • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up! Relay Game • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Play-Doh Burger Barbecue Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
The Learning Journey Match It! Spelling • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
C.R. Gibson Animal Go Fish Card Game • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Luck Dog Bulldog Dentist Game for kids (Dog More Fun Than Crocodile) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Star Right Self-Correcting Spelling Puzzle with Realistic Art to Match It, 4 Letter Words, Set of 20 (60 pieces) with 1 Puzzle Frame Included • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
MasterPieces Explorer Kids - USA Map - 60 Piece Kids Puzzle • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Take 'N' Play Anywhere - Tic-Tac-Toe • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Let's Go Fishin' • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Dreamworks Trolls 48-piece Puzzle • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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