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Mrs. Clifford from Hickory CRNRS MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Madness in Young Fives!

My students need fine motor activities, such as kinetic sand and tweezer games, to develop hand strength crucial for writing.

  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My young fives classroom at KES is a place where those who are too young or socially/emotionally not ready for Kindergarten thrive. Students are given the opportunity to develop social skills, learn through play, and get exposure to Kindergarten standards. It is the gift of an extra year to build a solid foundation for school.

Young fives students possess an advantage academically and socially when they start Kindergarten.

My Project

Fine motor skills encompass the coordination of small muscles, including fingers and wrists. This dexterity is necessary for writing, drawing, self-care, and manipulating small objects. Due to changing times and an increase in technology use at home, students are entering school with less and less fine motor ability each year.

Students cannot be successful in learning to form letters and numbers, tying their shoes, creating drawings, and more without this fine motor strength.

It is the first skill students must acquire before moving on to more complex tasks. Kinetic sand, lacing, tweezer games, developmental pencils, and small building toys will give students the chance to practice and refine their hand strength in fun ways.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand Game • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
CoolSand Deluxe Bucket Kinetic Play Sand With Inflatable Sandbox – Castle Set Edition • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
CoolSand 5 lb. Refill Bucket with Inflatable Sandbox, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Natural) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces • Amazon Business $24.89 1 $24.89
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3 & Up (tub colors may vary) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
PenAgain Twist 'N Write Pencil Kids Learning Writing Assorted Colors 4 Count (00071) • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80

Materials cost

$178.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.21

Total project goal

$248.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$248.04

4 Donors

-$223.04

Donations toward project cost

-$189.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.46

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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