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Ms. Lucas from Oak Forest IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Things Up in Kindergarten

Help me give my students items to promote imagination and inquiry through dramatic play.

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 18 kindergarten students walk into the classroom everyday with a smile on their face and ready to learn. They embrace challenges and are extremely curious. In our classroom, we are a team, we are explorers, we work hard, we make mistakes and we have fun!

I want to make sure my students have the best opportunities to learn through positive experiences and have the social skills they need to thrive in the future through discovery and play based learning.

My Project

Let's pretend!

My kindergarten students are curious about the world around them.

They are masters at using their imagination and creativity to explore everything from jobs that sound interesting, the roles they see the adults in their lives playing, and dramatically acting out favorite stories from read alouds.

In District 146, we promote inquiry and discovery based learning in which students use curiosity and imagination to guide curriculum and instruction. The dramatic play center is a wonderful place to promote just this.

Through dramatic play, students are counting money, creating menus, taking care of others with baby dolls, practicing social skills, problem solving and more all while having FUN!

By providing these motivating and appropriate materials, students will be able to have meaningful play experiences with a wide variety of imaginative play schemes. They will have the opportunity to work with their friends and have fun while learning these important skills!

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childrens Wooden Play & Pretend Food Set, Cookie Baking Set with Cookies, Tray, Bowl, Mixer & More! Wood Play Food Cookie Baking Set • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox Activity and Toy, Developmental Toy, Construction, 14 Pieces, 7.5” H x 7.5” W x 13.4” L • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set, Animal & People Play Sets, Helps Children Develop Empathy, 24 Pieces, 10.5" H x 13.5" W x 3.5" L • Amazon Business $26.09 1 $26.09
Learning Resources New Sprouts Picnic Set • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
Melissa And Doug Felt Food - Sandwich Set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing Wooden Play Food Set • Amazon Business $17.57 1 $17.57
Melissa & Doug Pizza Party Wooden Play Food, Pretend Play Pizza Set, Self-Sticking Tabs, 54+ Pieces, 1.8″ H × 9″ W × 13.3″ L • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Condiments Set (5 pcs) - Play Food, Stainless Steel Caddy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set, Wooden Play Food, Attractive Wooden Crate, Introduces Part and Whole Concepts, 17-Piece Set, 2.75″ H × 9″ W × 9″ L • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Play Circle by Battat – Sweet Treats Ice Cream Parlour – 21-piece Pretend Ice Cream Set for Kids – Pretend Play Food Sets for Toddlers Age 3 Years and Up • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25

Materials cost

$203.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.81

Total project goal

$278.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.76

8 Donors

-$233.22

Donations toward project cost

-$198.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.53

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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