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Ms. Arens from Sullivan MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Play

Help me give my students the opportunity to regulate their feelings and emotions through sensory play. Sensory play is important for preschool students and they often only get theses experiences at school.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school district (56.6% free and reduced lunch), my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My classroom is an Early Childhood Special Education classroom so the majority of my students have a developmental delay in one or more of the following areas: social emotional, communication, adaptive behaviors, physical development, and cognitive development.

These students require differentiated instruction each and every day.

My students are constantly learning and developing in all areas, but need new ways to enhance their learning. They need a variety of materials to draw their attention and increase their focus to learning activities in the classroom.

My Project

Sensory play is important for preschool students. Many of my students only opportunity to play with play dough, sand, water, etc. is at school. I am often reminded of the importance of sensory play when I see how these students are missing the ability to regulate their own bodies. Sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain's pathways. It supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. And it is fun! Children work on all these skills while they play and have fun! These new toys and materials will be used by my three to five year old students who are struggling to regulate their bodies in order to learn. We will use them this year and for years to come.

Ms. Arens
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Li’l Gen Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Puzzle Game Set, 2-Pack, Fishing and Bug Catching (Adorable Artwork, Sturdy Wooden Construction, 10 Pieces Each) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Sensory OT Brushes Colorful 6 Pack + 1 Removable Handle for Wilbarger Brushing Protocol (BPA, Phthalate, Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Koosh Ball Stress Balls Monkey Balls, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy 3 Pack | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Touch and Feel Never Touch a Monster • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8 Pack: Original Playfoam Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

Materials cost

$129.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$160.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.41

Total project goal

$189.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$189.39

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$94.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.16

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$0.00

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