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Mrs. Richards from Hayden CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing Kindness Through Play

My students need animal pretend play toys to learn compassion for animals.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural community of about 2,000 residents. They may not realize it yet, but they are growing and learning in a very supportive and tight-knit community that cares about each of them.

In my classroom, I have 18 kindergartners of varying social, emotional, and academic needs.

They are creative, clever, and spontaneous! They have so much excitement for school and learning; it makes my job so enjoyable! My students are unique individuals with unlimited potential. It is my job to ignite their excitement for learning so they can reach their full potential!

My Project

My students would love to have pretend play animal toys in our kindergarten classroom. These toys which include a barn and farm animals, a play grooming/vet kit, and a horse care kit will teach my students about kindness and compassion towards animals as well as responsibility for caring for animals.

Young children learn best by imagining and doing.

Pretend play allows children to explore a variety of social roles; with these animal toys my kids will have the opportunity to role play being a pet owner, a groomer, and a vet. In addition to teaching kids about kindness and compassion, this project will foster creativity among my students. When students get the opportunity to pretend play they get to have experiences they may not have in real life. Please consider helping my students develop creativity, compassion, and kindness through play!

Mrs. Richards
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Wooden Barn With 7 Animal Play Figures • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Melissa & Doug Feed & Groom Horse Care Play Set with Plush Stuffed Animal (23 pcs) • Amazon Business $28.59 1 $28.59
Melissa & Doug Feeding and Grooming Pet Care Play Set • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
US Toy Company 2386 Farm Animals, 12 piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$104.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.11

Total project goal

$167.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.39

1 Donor

-$55.80

Donations toward project cost

-$47.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.37

match offer

-$111.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.74

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$0.00

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