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Mrs. Foy from Bedford OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pretend Play - Perfect for Preschool!

My students need new pretend play materials! Many of their materials and furnishings in the pretend play area have become so old and outdated that they are no longer safe, nor interesting to the students!

  • $742 goal

This project expired on December 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kind, sweet, creative and inquisitive. I serve students from ages 3 to 6 in a special needs classroom in a high poverty district - providing services to students who are most in need.

They deserve to have the same opportunities in school as their more affluent peers.

They deserve to have access to equitable materials, and explore their world in a way that is developmentally appropriate.

My students deserve access to colorful materials, hands-on activities and materials that will encourage exploration, language building, and fine motor skills in the classroom - skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

My Project

Our dramatic play center needs a DRAMATIC update! Many of our pretend play materials are old, outdated, or just plain not functional (aka broken!). Working with the youngest students - they learn best through PLAY! There isn't a more exciting and engaging way to incorporate early literacy, math and social skills than through dramatic play!

Having access to new, engaging and exciting pretend play materials is the best way to encourage even our most shy students to speak up and practice their social skills with their peers!

This project includes a "Diner" so the students can practice talking with their peers through giving orders as customers, pretending to be servers and cooks in a restaurant. It also features materials to set up a "grocery store" (complete with an adorable grocery cart) for the students to set up their own store in the classroom. I've also included some materials to set up a "post office" for students to write and receive letters!

This project includes materials to set up four different themes for the dramatic play centers in the classrooms - which will be presented on a rotational basis in order to maintain maximum student engagement with the materials throughout the entire school year!

I've also picked the most sturdy materials (many made of wood) in order to have the most durable dramatic play area EVER!

Mrs. Foy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart With Sturdy Metal Frame • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Melissa & Doug Top Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play Food Set • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set House (41 Piece) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.02 1 $26.02
Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox Activity and Toy • Amazon Business $25.74 1 $25.74
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Melissa & Doug Thirst Quencher Dispenser Pretend Play Toy • Amazon Business $24.94 1 $24.94
Melissa & Doug Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Pretend Play Kitchen Set for Kids (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Frozen Treats Playset • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Melissa & Doug Breakfast Caddy Set • Amazon Business $18.03 1 $18.03
Melissa & Doug Spray, Squirt & Squeegee Play Set - Pretend Play Cleaning Set • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Melissa & Doug My Own Wooden Mailbox Activity Set and Educational Toy • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Melissa & Doug Sweet Toppings Dessert Play Food Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Favorite Condiments Play Food Set • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24

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