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Ms. Tarnowski from Midland MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Sensory Play!

Help me give my students tools, materials and activities used for sensory play.

  • $193 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an early childhood special education teacher serving students from ages two through six with developmental disabilities. My students are visual and hands-on learners. Their disabilities may include speech and language delays, cognitive and physical impairments and/or autism.

My students struggle with basic vocabulary, attention, turn taking, following directions, and fine motor skills.

This can lead to delays in kindergarten academic readiness. My goal is to increase these skills to promote success in their preschool classrooms and to prepare my students for kindergarten in a fun and engaging way.

My Project

The preschoolers in my classroom learn best when they play. And because sensory play is so open-ended, students are able to choose their direction and explore it freely, allowing for learning along the way.

The best way for children to learn and discover new things is through engagement with hands-on activities.

To be used in the sensory tables, the play foam, plastic animals, vehicles, and pouring, scooping and whisking tools will provide opportunities for pretend play and sensory exploration allowing students to build their social skills, as well as large and small motor play. These activities will allow them to strengthen muscles through kneading, pouring, scooping, sifting, measuring and building. Increased involvement in these areas will also offer students positive interactions with their peers and practice with turn-taking and sharing, while increasing vocabulary and language, and learning about the world around them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA628 - Mix & Match Waterfalls - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SW430 - Water Whisks - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
John Deere Vehicle Value Set • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Handy Scoopstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
VikingToys Tug Boats Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Nature Tube African Wildlife Family Animal Figures • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Nature Tube Dino Family • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Nature Tube Pets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96

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