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Ms. Ryan from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschoolers Love Play Dough That Doesn't Dry!

Help me give my students play dough that doesn't dry up!

  • $288 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are scheduled to go back to school in September. If someone is diagnosed with the Coronavirus, the class will be required to quarantine. At some point, our school may shut down as it did last March. We just don't know what the future will look like.

I would like to provide my preschoolers with similar learning materials at school and at home to allow for a smooth transition of learning between our classroom and remote learning.

I teach in a preschool classroom in a public school. It is comprised of two half-day blended classrooms. Each classroom has a mix of both three- and four-year-olds. There are 15 students in each class that includes both regular and special education students.

My students are eager to learn and play. Our school is limited in funding for materials. We are considered low-income with 93% of our students receiving free lunches. Ten percent of our students are considered English language learners.

My Project

I found play dough that does not dry up!!! And if you don't that it is a big deal, let me tell you that as a former kindergarten and now a preschool teacher, it is! The dough is called Mad Mattr Super-Soft Modelling Dough Compound.

The clay is much softer and easier to manipulate yet still provides the child with the necessary fine motor practice.

The preschoolers love this clay and want to use it again and again! When I try to give them the traditional, after a few times, it becomes very hard to manipulate. This soft dough is always easy to use and the children love to make shapes, numbers, letters, and of course their own creative designs!

Ms. Ryan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mad Mattr Super-Soft Modelling Dough Compound That Never Dries Out by Relevant Play (Assorted, 60oz) • Amazon Business $59.94 2 $119.88
MAD MATTR Quantum Tool Box by Relevant Play (Tool Box, 10oz) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Mad Mattr Super-Soft Modelling Dough Compound That Never Dries Out by Relevant Play (Yellow, 10oz) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Relevant Play Mad Mattr Super-Soft Modelling Dough Compound That Never Dries Out, Pack/2 20oz (10oz Blue, 10oz Red) • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
MAD MATTR Quantum Builders Pack by Relevant Play- 10oz, with Ultimate Brick Maker (Purple) • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
MAD MATTR Activity Sets (Shape, Mold & Play Set) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$211.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$244.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.16

Total project goal

$287.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$287.73

3 Donors

-$171.82

Donations toward project cost

-$146.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.77

Matching donations from our partners

-$115.91

Match offers toward project cost

-$98.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.39

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$0.00

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