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Ms. Lisette from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nature Is the Best Playground!

Help me give my students an unforgettable outdoor experience through art and nature.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nature breeds curiosity, it helps to grow explorers.

Help my students learn as they play.

“Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.” “They learn so many things that they don’t even realize they are learning like problem-solving and social skills.

Help my students learn as they play. We are a Certified Nature Explore Preschool. This type of program gives children opportunities to access the natural environment.

I have noticed how a nature-based space helps children intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. It is amazing to see our children experiencing a free-flowing environment that stimulates the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of the outdoors. It is so exciting to see children digging in the dirt, watch worms wriggle through the soil, gaze at clouds, listen to birds sing, collect sticks and leaves, construct things with twigs and muds.

Our goal is to continue to create an outdoor environment with a variety of activities and learning experiences that can serve as extensions of the indoor learning environment and maintain a space that is safe and organized with designated areas for various types of play and learning.

My Project

Children learn through play. Painting exercises a child’s brain. kids learn how to express their own feelings by transforming their own ideas and feelings onto paper.

By proving my students with art supplies while in the outdoor area, will allow them to have fun and to develop motor skills by holding a paintbrush to coloring with crayons.

In addition to getting their hands physically dirty creating art, they will have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary by learning words for colors, shapes, and various actions.

Studies have shown that through art activities children strengthen both critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. For example, exploring through art will encourage my students to try new ideas in other areas of life. Not only will this further spark creativity and imagination, but they can also use critical thinking to react to new experiences and problem-solving when necessary.

Ms. Lisette
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EV212 Regular Dot Art Painters Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 4 $63.96
DD986 All About Today Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG822 Hopscotch Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LM710X HeavyDuty Chubby Brushes Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 3 $35.97
TT769X Neon Connect Store Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TS324 Paint Scrapers Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 4 $31.96
HH977 Textured Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
BA790 Texture Brushes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
VR792 Mini Stampers Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 6 $23.94
EE626 LearnTheAlphabet Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LE465 Spray Bottles Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
CA269 Paint Collage Trays Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
JJ126 Numbers Counting Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$427.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.81

Total project goal

$592.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.08

6 Donors

-$360.30

Donations toward project cost

-$306.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.62

Matching donations from our partners

-$231.28

Match offers toward project cost

-$196.59

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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