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  • $1,643 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Purposeful Play in Kindergarten

Help me give my students giving them authentic learning experiences by providing dramatic play in the classroom.

My Students

"Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn." - O. Fred Donaldson. My kindergartners attend school in an urban setting. We have 28 kindergartners in our class from various backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. We have a playful learning focus in our kindergarten. We spend about 30 minutes a day focusing on social-emotional learning through our play centers. Our goal is to create meaningful and purposeful centers to enrich the minds of our future generation through play.

My Project

Our play centers are lacking in resources! We need your help filling and replacing our dramatic play centers with dress up clothes, pretend food, pots, and pans. We hope to enrich our little engineers in our block center with train sets, community signs, and multicultural community figures. These materials are not just for "play" they are a necessity to help our students learn social and emotional strategies to be successful in life. By creating purposeful play in our classrooms, our students will be exposed to exploration. They will also get to work on social and emotional skills like sharing and problem solving. With your help, we can make this happen!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brand New World Community Helper Dramatic Dress Ups Collection - Set of 8 Costumes • Amazon Business $243.20 1 $243.20
Teamson Kids Bermingham Wooden Kids Play Kitchen, Toddler Pretend Play Set with accessories, Grey/ White • Amazon Business $198.18 1 $198.18
Dexter Occupation Costumes, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $158.33 1 $158.33
Teamson Kids - Little Chef Florence Classic Kids Play Kitchen | Toddler Pretend Play Set with Accessories - Wood Grain • Amazon Business $76.99 1 $76.99
Milliard Dress Up Storage Kids Costume Organizer Center Open Hanging Armoire Closet Unit Furniture for Dramatic Play with Mirror Baskets and Hooks • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Milliard Dress Up Storage Kids Costume Organizer Center Open Hanging Armoire Closet Unit Furniture for Dramatic Play with Mirror Baskets and Hooks • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Wooden Cutting Cooking Food Sets, Pretend Play Kitchen Kits Toy, Magnetic Wood Vegetables Fruits, Early Development, Learning, Birthday Gifts for Ages 3, 4, 5 , 6 Year Olds Toddlers, Boys, Girls, Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Tot Tutors Kids' Toy Storage Organizer with 12 Plastic Bins, White/Pastel (Pastel Collection) • Amazon Business $48.00 1 $48.00
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Play Set, Vehicles, Wooden Streetscape, Sturdy Wooden Construction, Storage Tray, 32 Pieces, 17” H x 14.6” W x 2.2” L • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Conductor Carl TCON-201 100-Piece Train Track Town Starter Set Bulk Value Wooden Set with 34 Track Pieces, 12 Cars & Trains, 15 People/Signs, & 39 Trees/Houses • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Conductor Carl TCON-201 100-Piece Train Track Town Starter Set Bulk Value Wooden Set with 34 Track Pieces, 12 Cars & Trains, 15 People/Signs, & 39 Trees/Houses • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pretend Professionals 12 Pretend Career Figures Creative Minds • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - Wooden Play Food (Pretend Play, 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Wooden Cutting Cooking Food Sets, Pretend Play Kitchen Kits Toy, Magnetic Wood Vegetables Fruits, Early Development, Learning, Birthday Gifts for Ages 3, 4, 5 , 6 Year Olds Toddlers, Boys, Girls, Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Pretend Professionals - Set 2 • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Play Set, Vehicles, Wooden Streetscape, Sturdy Wooden Construction, Storage Tray, 32 Pieces, 17” H x 14.6” W x 2.2” L • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
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 $20.49 1 $20.49
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 $20.49 1 $20.49
Kids Carpet Playmat Rug City Life Great for Playing with Cars and Toys - Play, Learn and Have Fun Safely - Kids Baby, Children Educational Road Traffic Play Mat, for Bedroom Play Room Game Safe Area • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
12 Pcs Wooden Train Cars & Emergency Vehicles Collection Fits Thomas, Brio, Chuggington • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - Wooden Play Food (Pretend Play, 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$1,307.51

Vendor shipping charges

$38.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,395.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$246.30

Total project goal

$1,642.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,642.01

7 Donors

-$821.86

Donations toward project cost

-$698.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.28

match offer

-$820.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$697.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Yellow Chair Foundation and 7 other donors.

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