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Ms. Burkhardt from Franklin Park NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tactile Manipulatives for Preschoolers with Sensory Needs

Help me give my students tactile manipulatives and tools to increase their sensory skills.

  • $343 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an Occupational Therapist working with preschool students. My students are identified as having special education needs. I work in a public preschool, within a school district. These thirteen wonderful students are busy bees, working, learning, exploring and having fun in a safe environment.

My kids work so hard each day to meet their goals.

They love hands-on, sensory-based materials to make learning fun. They love to come to school to learn how to play with their friends and sing songs.

My Project

My students struggle with staying regulated, calm and safe during the day. These sensory tools (dough, buttons and gears) will help to reduce distraction, improve concentration and attention to tasks by allowing the brain to filter out the excess sensory information.

These sensory toys will help my students increase their ability to explore their immediate environment with less hesitation.

The students are so eager to learn and play. These toys will also act as a powerful reinforcers (rewards) for hard work and effort.

I know my students will be more engaged with these sensory items. My students are truly my inspiration and I love to work with them on a day to day basis.

Ms. Burkhardt
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT127 - Gear Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA371 - Zip, Snap & Button Dressing Frames • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE201 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 2.2 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
WS803 - Wikki Stix - Primary Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
WS804 - Wikki Stix - Neon Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97

Materials cost

$256.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$290.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.30

Total project goal

$342.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.02

1 Donor

-$342.02

Donations toward project cost

-$290.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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