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Mrs. Marin from Chaparral NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Little Learners Build Life Skills Using Puppets

Help me give my students hand puppets to use their imagination to build confidence and life skills.

  • $529 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school serves a low-income, high poverty community. I teach 14 kids who are raised in a rural community where opportunities are few and hardships are the norm. One hundred percent of students receive a free breakfast as well as a free lunch.

Confidences are boosted and social and emotional skills improve through the magical wonder of puppets.

My goal is for my students to understand their world around them through imaginative and safe play. Please help these kids explore and learn with hand puppets. Through donors, little kids can express their big imaginations!

My Project

When children are given the opportunity to play with puppets, a whole new world is open to them. With puppetry, kids can be a farmer like their parents, a vet because they love animals and even an astronaut to explore the Milky Way! Children can read their favorite book to a puppet, especially if they are shy or struggling to read. Puppetry is a resource targeted to not only benefit the students emotionally and socially but improves motor skills, encourages creativity and promotes dramatic play. Young minds can use puppetry to improve their reading skills and build their vocabulary. Minds are molded and imaginations run wild when kids have the right resources and tools.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC1273 - Machine-Washable Alphabet Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
GG265X - Let’s Talk! Storytelling Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
LA990 - Storytelling Board with Magnetic Backing • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$412.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.27

Total project goal

$528.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.45

5 Donors

-$327.00

Donations toward project cost

-$277.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$201.45

Match offers toward project cost

-$171.23

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.22

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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