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  • $382 goal

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Ms. Summersell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Little Hands At Work

My students need a wide variety of manipulatives to strengthen their fine motor skills, including puppets, puzzles, a lacing tree, a counting tree and sand molds.

Children need manipulatives to work their little hands while at play. They don't even realize there is any work involved. Isn't this the best type of learning? My energetic preschool class is a mixture of 16 children with developmental delays and peers. They range in age from 3 to 5 years old.

With such a wide variety of abilities, it is always a challenge to keep little ones engaged and interested. They require a vast assortment of different fine motor activities to strengthen their little hands for the harder skills of writing and cutting.

I am requesting a collection of manipulatives which target different fine motor skills. The children would practice lacing a tree, snapping gingerbread men, sorting frogs, counting leaves, filling sand molds, completing puzzles, manipulating magnets, geo-lastic boards, and puppets.

Your generous gift will ensure that my students will have the opportunity to explore and learn in a fun and exciting environment while building fine motor skills.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lacing Tree • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Fantacolor Junior • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Magnetic Mosaic • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.58 1 $14.58
Geo-Lastic Art • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Gingerbread Sort and Snap Cookies (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.58 1 $14.58
Counting Tree • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.30 1 $16.30
Pond Hand Puppet Gloves (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Insect Hand Puppet Gloves (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Shape Puzzles (Set Of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Alphabet And Number Sand Molds (Set Of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.88 1 $18.88
Shape Sand Molds (set of 16) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.84 1 $6.84
Frog Sorting • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.86 1 $12.86
Caucasian Family Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.62 1 $26.62

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This project will reach 16 students.

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