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Mrs. Acuff from Noel MO is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sand/Play Therapy for Kids

Help me give my students a way to express their feelings and the traumas they have experienced through the use of sand therapy with these high quality play therapy miniatures and the sand and sand tray!

  • $517 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school counselor in a Title I School which serves a very low socioeconomic student population. The student body is comprised of a very diverse population with a wide variety of languages and cultures.

My students love to learn about each other and the differences and similarities they share!

Understanding and accepting each others' differences is one of the things that make my students special and unique! My school is one of the most positive influences in the students' lives and a safe and welcoming place for them to learn.

Many of my students have experienced some form of trauma in their lives and need a place they feel safe and secure.

My Project

Many of my students have experienced unimaginable trauma in their lives and do not always know how to express what they are feeling in a positive way. Through the use of sand play therapy students are able to relax and share their feelings without fear.

The sand, sand tray, and the miniatures are a creative and fun way for children to express themselves and reveal feelings and emotions that may otherwise remain hidden.

By creating a safe and relaxing area for my students within the counseling setting I am able to better serve my students and help them to focus on just being the best students they can be.

Mrs. Acuff
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
edx Education Sand and Water Play Table - 23” High - Stainless Steel Frame - Includes Cover and Plug - Indoor and Outdoor - Discovery and Sensory Table for Kids • Amazon Business $236.67 1 $236.67
Sand Tray Play Therapy Premium Starter Kit • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Sandtastik Sparkling White Play Sand, 25 Pounds • Amazon Business $18.17 2 $36.34

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