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Mrs. Lam from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Be Little!

Help me give my students the gift play with some great classics like: Fiddlestix, Perfection, and Hi Ho! Cherry-O.

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Even as some of the littlest learners in an International Baccalaureate program, my kiddos are thinkers, inquirers, and communicators... just to name a few. They work hard, do their best, dream big, and ask questions - SO MANY QUESTIONS!

With all of their hard work, comes the need to PLAY hard!

Play is such an important part of a child's development - socially, emotionally, and academically. Luckily, my kids and their need to play is honored at our school and it is easy to see how my students benefit from this.

My Project

My students are so lucky to be at a campus that understands the value of play and provides the time for them to play. We have designated free play time built into our schedules. My students need new materials to keep them engaged in purposeful play as they continue to develop socially, emotionally, and academically.

Purposeful play helps students to develop crucial executive functioning skills.

Students must be able to communicate, collaborate, and cooperate during many of the different stages of play. By allowing students the time and providing them with fun and engaging materials to play with, they are able to build life long skills. Purposeful play is so important, especially in the primary years. With many of these materials, students will be able to flex their creativity and stretch their imagination to build anything their mind designs and to work together through playing games. They will be able to collaborate with each other and to learn by trial and error. Using some of these materials will encourage them to take risks and to try new things. These new materials will help to keep my kids engaged in building, creating, and game play that will help them to construct their own knowledge and understanding - all under the guise of play! Materials like Fiddlestix and Magna-Tiles will give them an open world to create in, while games like Hi Ho! Cherry-O and Rush Hour will allow them to play together and practice skills like cooperation and following directions. Dollhouse accessories and play food items encourage social play and provide so many opportunities for kids to use their imaginations and express themselves.

These donations will help to allow my kids to continue to be little and to PLAY!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Fully Furnished Bundle: 5 Sets of Colorful Wooden Dollhouse Furniture (41 Pieces) by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
ETI Toys | STEM Learning | Original 101 Piece Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set for 3, 4 and 5+ Year Old Boys & Girls | Creative Fun Kit | Best Toy Gift for Kids Ages 3yr - 6yr • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Ideal Fiddlestix 144 Piece Classic Wood Connector Set • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Play Set for Kids, Construction, 8 Pieces, 13” H x 6” W x 6” L • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Wooden Dollhouse Furniture, Miniature Doll House Furniture Set with 20 Piece Accessories, Pretend Play Children Toys- Living Room Set • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources New Sprouts Multicultural Food Set, 15 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.19 1 $22.19
ThinkFun Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 5 and Up - Junior Version of the International Bestseller Rush Hour • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hasbro Perfection Game • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Melissa & Doug Felt Play Food Sandwich Set, Pretend Play, Easy to Clean, Includes Play Ideas, 33 Durable Pieces, 9.88” H x 13.25” W x 3.25” L • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug 4-Piece Victorian Vinyl Poseable Doll Family for Dollhouse - 1:12 Scale • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hasbro 44703 Hi Ho! Cherry-O Board Game for 2 to 4 Players Kids Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive), 10.75" x 3", Green, Yellow, Blue • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Melissa & Doug 1:12 Scale Doll Family (African American) With Mother, Father, Sister, Baby • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
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 $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$359.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.60

Total project goal

$464.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.00

6 Donors

-$421.35

Donations toward project cost

-$373.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.20

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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