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Mrs. DeDonado from Greenville MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor and Play-Doh Activities

My students need a set of fine motor games, clay and dough designer kit, Play-Doh, beads, dressing frames, a sorting kit, hammers and rollers, lacing cards, and other fine motor materials.

  • $378 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kids need to develop their fine motor skills to assist them in other areas within the classroom. Kids practice sorting, develop eye/hand coordination and build the muscle control they’ll need to start writing. My students need fun and engaging activities to develop these skills.

My students are an incredible group of Kindergarteners.

They work so hard to read and write, but need a foundation of good fine motor skills to help them develop. These kids come to school eager to learn and I try my best to make it as fun as possible for them. I admire their willingness and determination to learn. Many of my students within the district come from low SES (socio-economic status).

My Project

My students will use the set of fine motor games, clay and dough designer kit, Play-Doh, beads, dressing frames, a sorting kit, hammers and rollers, lacing cards, and other fine motor materials on a daily basis. We try to have at least one fine motor activity a day to assist them in developing their strength. One day we may use the Play-Doh to roll out letters and spell sight words. Other days, we could have partners and work together using tweezers to sort the bugs or colored balls. They will also be available in centers and as free choice materials. I want to give students as many chances as possible a day to develop these skills. All of these activities promote fine motor development.

Funding this project will make a world of a difference for my students.

Many students come from a low SES and therefore cannot afford these sort of activities at home. I want them to enjoy coming to school and have fun developing these fine motor skills. Because fine motor is so important, the students will have an easier time writing and doing other activities as they develop strength in their hands.

Mrs. DeDonado
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE600X - Feed-The-Animals Fine Motor Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
RR388 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Play-Doh Super Color - Pack of 20 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.81 2 $35.62
FD117 - Indestructible Giant Beads & Patterns • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA371 - Zip, Snap & Button Dressing Frames • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Hammers & Rollers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
DD764 - Count and Link • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TD341 - Indestructible Lacing Cards Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$286.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$321.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.66

Total project goal

$377.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$377.73

11 Donors

-$305.49

Donations toward project cost

-$260.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.77

Matching donations from our partners

-$71.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$60.35

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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