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Ms. Fournier from Merrimack NH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Engineering and Fine Motor Development

Help me give my students some activities that will help strengthen their fine motor skills while developing engineering skills. Students love to build and create, especially with small things such as Legos.

  • $511 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 16 wonderful students; 8 boys and 8 girls. It is my first time in 15 years having an equal amount of boys and girls in class. I have regular, special education and English as a second language students. Each one is so unique and in just 10 weeks I have already developed a love for each and every one of them.

My town offers a play based full day kindergarten program; we enjoy play based periods during the day, recess, unified arts along with time for math, reading, science, social studies and a social emotional program.

My Project

The activities I am requesting for my classroom will help students develop their fine motor skills while allowing them the opportunity to create and design from their imagination.

Fine motor skills are very important for a child especially at the elementary level.

They spend a lot of time cutting, coloring, writing and drawing. When students have a deficit in fine motor skills it is difficulty for them to do many of the tasks that are asked of them. Many of these students have the cognitive ability to do their work but struggle with fine motor and often need assistance to complete academic work.

These items would be used in my classroom and placed in STEM boxes for students to use after they are done their work, during indoor recess and during play based periods that are spread throughout our day.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $38.39 1 $38.39
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit, Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard, Best Kids Toy, Creative Games & Fun Activity • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy - Baseplate Duo & 240 Piece Neon Tube Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Plus-Plus - Open Play Construction Set - 400 piece - Learn to Build Basic • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Coogam Wooden Magnetic Fishing Game, Fine Motor Skill Toy ABC Alphabet Color Sorting Puzzle, Montessori Letters Cognition Preschool Gift for 2 3 4 Years Old Toddler Kid Early Learning with 2 Pole • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Bristle Blocks by Battat – The Official Bristle Blocks – 128 Pieces in a Bucket – Creativity Building Toys for Dexterity and Fine Motricity – BPA Free 2 years + • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
JoyGrow 32PCS Cutting Toys Pretend Food Fruits Vegetable Playset Educational Learning Toy Kitchen Play Boy Girl Kid with Handbag Packing (Blue) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Popular Playthings Playstix (150 pieces) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Giant Bucket of Monkeys Game - Hours of Fun for Toddlers and preschoolers. Color Sorting, Linking, Motor Skills Developing and Counting Toy for Toddlers and Kids. 50 Colorful Pieces Bucket. • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
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
AMOSTING Color Matching Mosaic Pegboard Early Learning Educational Toys for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PLAYSHIRE Fun Flakes - Large 500 + 100 Extra Pieces STEM Toy Set. Free 30+ Designs Idea Book | Non-Toxic Kids Toy | Educational & Creative Construction/Building Toy | Fun Learning Boys & Girls Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Skoolzy Nuts and Bolts Fine Motor Skills - Occupational Therapy Toddler Toys - Montessori Building Construction Kids Matching Game for Preschoolers - Jumbo 24 pc Set with Backpack & Activity Download • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Plus-Plus - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Tube - 240 Piece - Pastel Color Mix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Tube - 240 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy - Baseplate Duo • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Li’l Gen Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fat Brain Toys 30 pc Mini Squigz - Mini Squigz 30 Piece Set Building & Construction for Ages 5 to 10 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
AINOLWAY Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 10,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development (Water Beads Set) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Perler 2 Packages of Fuse Bead Tweezers (2 Per Pack) • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43

Materials cost

$393.02

Vendor shipping charges

$5.28

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.62

Total project goal

$510.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.82

2 Donors

-$510.82

Donations toward project cost

-$434.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.62

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$0.00

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