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

To Play or Not To Play…. Dramatic Play!

Help me give my students the opportunity to use dramatic play to engage imagination, encourage social-emotional development, and learn more about the fascinating world around them. This includes a costume organizer, doll clothes, and other items.

  • $926 goal

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My Students

At our school, our students are eager to learn by doing. We use an arts-infused curriculum to encourage self-exploration, build self-confidence, and increase social and emotional development. I enjoy working with my students because they are imaginative and eager to learn more about the world around them. They are incredible creators, thinkers, and learners who yearn for active learning opportunities.

Eighty-seven percent of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch, and more than one-third of our families reside in subsidized housing.

We partner with our students and families to provide a high quality early childhood education and set them up for success.

My Project

Items in my cart will enhance our classroom’s dramatic play space. When students engage in dramatic play, they are able to create experiences by imagining new possibilities and deepen their understanding of the world. Exploration of different cultures by adding multi-cultural foods to our play kitchen and learning how to be a good neighbor by portraying community helpers like a nurse, teacher, or veterinarian will positively benefit our students’ learning experience.

Additional values for dramatic play include learning self-regulation, conflict resolution, and communication skills.

It helps them learn fundamentals for relationship building, increase abstract thinking, and express themselves through language while having FUN!

Support will foster my students’ natural curiosity to learn, complement our curriculum, and allow them opportunity to develop new skills in a fun and empowering environment.

Ms. Butcher
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Click N' Play Magic Disappearing Milk and Juice Bottles for Baby Dolls • Amazon Business $10.73 10 $107.30
Milliard Dress Up Storage Kids Costume Organizer Center Open Hanging Armoire Closet Unit Furniture for Dramatic Play with Mirror Baskets and Hooks • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Constructive Playthings Plastic Woven Baskets, Set of 9 for Home or Classroom • Amazon Business $72.65 1 $72.65
Luvable Friends Unisex Baby Cotton Flannel Receiving Blankets Bundle, Abc, One Size • Amazon Business $13.44 4 $53.76
PlayGo Gourmet Kitchen Appliances - White • Amazon Business $47.07 1 $47.07
LA427 BestBuy Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Ecore Fun 10 Set 14-18 Inch Doll Clothes Outfits Casual Wear Pjs for 43cm New Born Baby Dolls, 15 Inch Bitty Baby Doll, American 18 Inch Girl Doll • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
JIETENGFEI Fruit Veg Play Food (Fruit Veg 5 Set) • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
Casdon - Dyson Ball Vacuum TOY VACUUM with working suction and sounds • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, Classic Counting Toy, 73 Pieces, Ages 3+, Pink • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Hape Pop Up Toaster Set in Black and Silver Wooden Play Kitchen Set • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Young Buds 9 Sets for 14-15 Inch Alive Baby Doll and 18-inch America Doll Dress Clothes Outfits Cotton Clothing Multicolored • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Construction Costume, Includes Tool Belt, Hard Hat, and Vest (10 Pieces) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Children's Astronaut Space Costume Space Pretend Dress Up Role Play Set for Kids Cosplay Ages 3-7 White • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Gifts2U Toy Doctor Kit, 37 Pieces Kids Pretend Play Toys Dentist Medical Role Play Educational Toy Doctor Playset for Boys Ages 3-6 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Geyiie Play Food for Kids Kitchen Toys -36PCS Pretend Food Cutting Fruits Vegetables Pizza Playset for Pretend Role-Play, Early Educational Development with Carry Basket,Gift for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
BeebeeRun Pretend Play Kitchen Set,Play Food Toys, New Sprouts Waffle Time Variety Toys Gift for Kid ,Toddlers Pretend Food Playset Children Toy Food Set • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Chengu 6 Pieces Kids Chef Hat Apron Set, Boys Girls Aprons for Kids Adjustable Cotton Aprons Kitchen Bib Aprons with 2 Pockets for Kitchen Cooking Baking Wear (Large, Color 3) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Laundry Basket Play Set • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
ARTST Doll Clothes,12 inch Baby Doll Clothes[6 Sets](Include 4 Hats + 1 Bowknot ) fit for 10 inch Dolls /11 inch Baby Dolls/ 12 inch Baby Dolls/12 inch Baby Alive Dolls • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AZ985 PushButton Play Phone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
AmazonBasics Kids Velvet Non-Slip Clothes Hangers, Beige - Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Grocery Cans • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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