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Mrs. Marianne Marucci from Chester PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Play All the Way!

My students need school tools for sensory play and comfort in the classroom!

  • $742 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My preschool children enjoy exploring their senses! Some sensory play will allow for a fuller understanding of concepts

The students in my classroom are at high risk for failure, due to the impoverished areas for which they were born.

School is one of the safest places for them to go.

These kids are much smarter than we give them credit for. We can follow their lead in sensory play. We want to give them as many opportunities to use their senses as we can and develop all areas of the brain. They know what their bodies need and crave, all we have to do is provide the opportunities to discover them.

My Project

Sensory play is often associated with messes and adults having to clean up messy kids and rooms. However, it is much more than that. All of us use our senses each and every day to process the world around us and respond to it. We need the to better understand this information and be able to communicate it, as well.

The goal is to have children explore their senses in all areas of the room!

The water table will have light up water and blocks to set up. Various types of sand, dirt, and colors will be in the sand table, along with alphabet tools. The children will explore and build with sensory blocks in the block center. The pupils will have a cozy place to sit and read in the library. Art area will have play dough to create beautiful masterpieces.

When engaged in sensory play children use all of their senses. It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to integrate and process all of the information it receives via the sensory modalities of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and vision. As children pour, dump, build, scoop, and explore they are learning about spatial concepts (full, empty). They learn pre-math concepts along with language and vocabulary. Messy play can be calming to children. It is not just about making a mess and getting dirty; it is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play.

Mrs. Marianne Marucci
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Preschool Contour Furniture Group • Kaplan Early Learning Company $260.06 1 $260.06
PlayFoamtm Class 16 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.96 1 $67.96
Play Dirt - 3 lbs. • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 2 $42.42
Play-Doh(r) School Modeling Compound School Pack (48-Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $37.36 1 $37.36
Science Sensory Tubes (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Slick Sand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Ball Run & Waterfall Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
Shape it! Sand 5 lb. - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Crayola(r) Green Play Sand 20 Pound Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
Sensory Puzzle Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Block Labels (85 Dark Brown, Adhesive, Precut Labels) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Water Tints (300 tablets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Uppercase Sand Molds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Glo Pals Light Up Water Cubes - Orange (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

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