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Mrs. Scott from Rifle CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory & Fine Motor Activities

Help me give my students hands-on activities to engage their senses such as fine motor magnetic puzzles/mazes, games, tweezers, tracing centers, engineering centers, water blocks, Magna-TIles, number matching, sensory windows, sensory beads/materials, and a sensory table.

  • $1,673 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my kindergarten classroom involves movement, dancing, singing, and many group activities. We do many centers in our room where students are given a lot of free choices to match their learning style.

Our school is student-focused, yet lacks resources.

It is a very upbeat and happy environment. These five and six-year-olds want to be engaged in learning social, emotional, and academic skills. In order to help facilitate my students' learning, we need fine motor and sensory activities. Students need efficient fine motor skills are the most important in order to aid in their handwriting and writing skills. Sensory activities would allow my kindergarteners to explore their senses in order to create and investigate.

My Project

The fine motor and sensory activities would be used daily in my classroom. Students would get to use the materials to aid in mastering the academic skills such as number correspondence, letter recognition, handwriting, and writing skills. Students come in to my kindergarten classroom with a broad range of skills, abilities, and experiences.

These activities would allow them to explore, learn, and create with their senses, which is crucial in their development.

Sensory play allows the brain to build nerve connections in the brain's pathways. Fine motor skills are crucial in order to develop proper handwriting skills, writing skills, as well as everyday tasks such as buttoning and zipping. These fine motor activities would be used daily to develop dexterity and strength in a fun way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC837 - Play & Explore Sensory Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
PP530X - Feel & Find Sensory Tubs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
AA540X - Toddler-Safe Washable Sensory Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP716 - Tilt & Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL676 - Magnetic Alphabet Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE226 - Pre-Writing Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF667 - Magnetic Shapes Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP282 - Magnetic Color Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT625 - Peg Number Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
LL697 - Trace & Write Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP283 - Magnetic Counting Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP776 - Sensory Marble Mazes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LA886 - Slot & Build Texture Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP881 - My First Pop Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE602 - Feed-The-Monkey Fine Motor Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
EE601 - Feed-The-Dog Fine Motor Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE607 - Easy-Grip Safety Tweezers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LL139 - Fine Motor Tweezer Tongs - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$1,289.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$82.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,421.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$250.89

Total project goal

$1,672.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,672.58

1 Donor

-$1,672.58

Donations toward project cost

-$1,421.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$250.89

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$0.00

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