Dear Families,

In PreK, we are beginning a new Clothes study. We need your help to gather a collection of clothes to investigate. We need cloths of all sizes, types, colors and fabrics. Here’s a list of suggestions, but you may also send in clothes that are not on the list. Please label the clothes with your name so we can return them to you at the end of our study. We promise to take good care of them! If you would like to donate any clothing to our classroom that you don’t need back, please let us know. (The children would love it for dress-up!)

  • Jackets, coats, parkas, windbreakers, raincoats, ponchos, suit coats, blazers, vests, sweaters, sweatshirts, T-shirts, turtlenecks, work shirts, dress shirts, blouses, flannel shirts, jeans, trousers, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, pajamas, bathrobes, neckties, bow ties, bandanas, scarves, belts, sashes, suspenders, gloves, mittens, socks, tights, shoes, boots, sandals, bathing suits, exercise clothes, old-fashioned clothes, uniforms, costumes, and more

In addition, we would love for you to share any traditional clothing that represents your family’s culture!

As we study clothes, we will learn concepts and skills in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology. We’ll also use thinking skills to investigate, ask questions, solve problems, make predictions, and test our ideas.


Talk with your child about clothes. Examine the fabrics together and discuss how the clothes were made. Look at the labels to find out where the clothes were made and identify the fabric. Look at pictures from the past and note how the clothing differs from clothing today.

When you shop for clothes, help your child notice how clothes are organized in the store and offer a simple explanation of how you compare prices. Let your child help with the laundry by sorting, folding, etc.

Practice zippering, snapping, and buttoning, and allow your child to work on undressing and dressing themselves!

Thank you for playing an important role in our students’ learning!

Pre-K teachers