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  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. McLaughlin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Benefit From Board Games

Help me give my students a variety of board games to promote communication skills, problem solving, logical thinking, and so much more.

My Students

Our Title I school is made up of a diverse community of learners. Approximately 80% of the students at our school qualify for free or reduced-cost meals. We are internationally diverse, and our families speak over 30 different languages. Many of our students are in the process of learning english while also trying to master the curriculum.

In addition to academics, school is a place where our students foster play and social development.

We provide a safe environment where students are taught how to connect with peers, share, problem solve, and manage emotions. Learning goes far beyond books and standards.

My Project

In today's world, children spend hours each day connected to a screen. They occupy their time with video games, tablets, Social Media, YouTube, and streaming television shows, to name a few. These activities are generally done independently and often in isolation from others, encouraging children to tune out the world around them.

Rarely do children sit down, face-to-face, with peers or members of their family to play classic board games.

We often forget how beneficial these games can be. The humble board game can provide a child with the opportunity to strengthen life skills such as communication, regulating emotions through winning and losing, critical thinking, strategizing, problem solving and, of course, fun.

I would like to provide my students with a variety of board games to expand learning opportunities and encourage positive interactions with peers. Many of my students have never played a board game or handled a deck of cards outside of the school environment.

The games I have chosen support standards of learning while also focusing on fine motor skills, building community, and encouraging loads of laughter.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers Age 4 and Up - One of the Most Popular Board Games for Preschoolers and Their Families • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BOGGLE Jr. Letters; a Preschool Learning Game (1992) • Amazon Business $18.41 1 $18.41
Sequence for Kids • Amazon Business $18.21 1 $18.21
Marvel Spider-Man Web Warriors Chutes & Ladders Game • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Animal Act - A Silly Street Character-Builder Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hungry Hungry Hippos • Amazon Business $16.44 1 $16.44
Thumball My ABCs 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Operation (EA) • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
HedBanz – HedBanz Jr. Family Board Game for Kids Age 5 And Up • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
5 Second Rule Junior • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Mattel Games Ker Plunk Game • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Don't Break the Ice Game • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51

Materials cost

$186.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.67

Total project goal

$257.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.81

7 Donors

-$149.26

Donations toward project cost

-$129.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$105.16

Match offers toward project cost

-$89.39

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by SONIC Drive-In and 8 other donors.

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