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Mrs. Lopez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Play Is Here to Stay

My students need board games and cooperative learning activities to spark their imaginations and foster their love of learning through play.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

My students come from wonderful families that work several jobs to provide shelter, food, and safety. The kids come to school every day aware that statistics prove the odds are against them, but knowing that their teachers and school community will do anything to give them a fighting chance to succeed. They are loving, hard-working, determined, creative, and enthusiastic. They have the biggest hearts, most curious minds, and abilities that are parallel to none. They deserve the entire world and then some!

My Project

Common Core is wonderful, but kids also need designated time for creative, interactive, and carefree play with their peers. Many of my students live in neighborhoods that don't provide a safe environment for them to hang out outside and play after the school day is done. In school, there are so many curricular obligations and lessons to be taught, that the kids often spend their entire day engaging in difficult educational lessons and rarely get to have fun free play with their friends in a safe and controlled environment.

Children learn and grow immensely through the act of play, and I want to do my part to ensure that they're given those opportunities safely.

Normally, our students are only given game play time on rainy day lunch and indoor recess, but I would like to incorporate peer game play into our weekly routine to expose kids to game rules, fair play, peer interaction, cooperative learning, problem solving, and sportsmanship.

Mrs. Lopez
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blokus Trigon Game • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Telepathy Jr. Game of Strategy and Reasoning • Amazon Business $24.89 1 $24.89
Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94
Simon Electronic Memory Game • Amazon Business $19.27 1 $19.27
Spin Master Games - Hedbanz Act Up MX • Amazon Business $18.57 1 $18.57
Mouse Trap Game • Amazon Business $17.55 1 $17.55
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $16.94 1 $16.94
Marvel Hedbanz Board Game • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Hasbro Clue Board Game - The Classic Mystery • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
Classic Operation Game • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Bop It! Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Don't Break the Ice Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Battleship with Planes Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Puzzles for Adults | Adult Puzzles Word Search Large Print | Puzzle Books Bundle Set of 2 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Educational Insights Play Money - Coins & Bills Try • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Guesstures Game • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Hedbanz Electronic Card Game • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Candy Land The World of Sweets Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
UNO Card Game Tin • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Yahtzee Game • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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