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Mrs. VanderMeulen from Howard City MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Fine Motor Skills and Making Learning Fun!

Help me give my students learning games that will help make learning fun and engaging. Help me give my students puzzles, blocks, and playdough to promote fine motor skills which are a necessity for writing.

  • $189 goal

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My Students

Most kindergarten students come to school excited and eager to learn.

Kindergarten students are a mix of abilities, interests, and goals.

This year students will learn to read, write, count, and many other academic goals. We will also work on building relationships, following directions, and working hard to be our best.


My Project

My classroom is an environment where I strive to create a fun learning atmosphere for children. Students play independently or in small groups many times throughout the day to learn the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten. These toys will help students build fine motor skills which are important in kindergarten. Fine motor skills are important because they help students develop dexterity and strength in their hands which is needed for writing and drawing. The learning games will create an opportunity for academic choice and make learning fun and engaging.

Mrs. VanderMeulen
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jasonwell 65 PCS Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set for Boys Girls Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys for Kids Toddlers Children 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
LiKee Wooden Pattern Blocks Animals Jigsaw Puzzle Sorting and Stacking Games Montessori Educational Toys for Toddlers Kids Boys Girls Age 3+ Years Old (36 Shape Pieces& 60 Design Cards in Iron Box) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
4 Pack Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids Ages 3-8 STEM Gift - 60 Pcs Preschool Educational Learning Jigsaw Toys Kindergarten Wooden Puzzles Toy for Boys and Girls (Helicopter&Balloon&Mermaid&Dinosaur) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
PLUS PLUS - 240 Piece Basic Mix - Construction Building Stem/Steam Toy, Mini Puzzle Blocks for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DK Games: Silly Sentences • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Learning Journey: Match It! Bingo - Picture Word - Reading Game for Preschool and Kindergarten 36 Picture Word Cards • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Junior Learning Roll a Word Develop Spelling and Word Formation Dice, Multi • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45

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