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Mrs. Love from Winston Salem NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Play Through Play-Doh

Help me give my students a play-doh learning center filled with educational hands-on tools that can be used to foster creativity, literacy and math skills.

  • $262 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school district, I see that my students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. We spend a big part of the day together, and one of my goals is to always provide them with authentic, meaningful experiences on a daily basis.

They are very eager to learn and explore new things and especially loves hands -on activities.

Many of my students are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic. These things may prevent them from acquiring the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk into my classroom my job is to not only teach them but to make their day a memorable one. I want them to leave my class on a daily basis thinking learning is fun!

My Project

My students are in need of a Play-Doh learning center filled with educational hands on tools that can be used to foster creativity, literacy and math skills. My students can use Play-Doh to create a variety of things such as forming letters, numbers, shapes, and creating animal shapes and so much more. I have students who has challenges holding their crayon or pencil correctly and have difficulties cutting with a proper scissor grasp.

Allowing students to explore with Play-Doh can help strengthen and improve fine and bilateral motor skills.

The muscle we use to hold a pencil are the same muscles used when playing with Play-Doh. Young children need to build their fine motor strength and control and time exploring Play-Doh will help give those small hands a good workout. Through squishing, pushing, pulling, twisting and cutting this would help my students gain strength in their hands while enjoying an important multi sensory activity. Play-Doh would also allow my students to be creative, use their imaginations and talk about their creations, which would help them build their oral language skills. Play-Doh would be a huge asset to my classroom.

Mrs. Love
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Kaplan Dough Classic Colors (6 - 1lb. Tubs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TG165 - Messy Mats - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
AX2 - Lakeshore Dough - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
AX6 - Lakeshore Dough - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
AX14 - Lakeshore Dough - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
AX8 - Lakeshore Dough - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DS344 - Dough Scissors - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$171.17

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$13.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$222.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.19

Total project goal

$261.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$261.28

2 Donors

-$125.08

Donations toward project cost

-$115.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.31

match offer

-$125.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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