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Outdoor Learning & Active Play

Take learning and play outside! Outdoor learning provides hands-on experiences to reinforce key academic concepts, and active play supports large motor skills such as balance, coordination, and running. From gardening materials and creative outlet kits to outdoor sports sets and scooters, Kaplan offers a variety of outdoor learning and active play materials and resources to channel children’s curiosity, creativity, and energy.

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Move and Play Equipment Cart
Item: 300597
Status: Pre-Order Now
$299.95
Keep all of your sports equipment and materials for gross-motor activities organized and accessible with the Move and Play Equipment Cart. This durable cart features a powder-coated steel frame and locking casters for easy mobility. Easy-to-reach bins and side hooks allow for convenient accessibility. Equipment sold separately.
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Discovery Weaving Frames
Item: 35523
Status: In Stock
$44.95
3 years & up. Children can experiment with layering, patterning, and abstract expression using Discovery Frames. Large, translucent frames in square, triangle and circular shapes feature notches and holes for weaving and lacing using the twine strings included in the set. Layer found loose parts and natural materials (not included), furthering a child's organic connections. Enhance creative play with 6 double-sided concept cards providing creative inspiration. Square frame: 8.6"W x 8.6"H,… More »
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Fold and Carry Floor Mat
Item: 300481
Status: In Stock
$319.95
Provide a comfortable, easy-to-clean space for floor activities in the classroom using the Fold and Carry Floor Mat. Designed to be used by very young children and adults, this versatile mat is the perfect place for gross motor activities. Conveniently fold mat for storage, using the durable handles for easy mobility. Measures 48"L x 96"W x 2"H.
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Fubbles Bubble Machine
Item: 300338
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years &up. Enjoy over 1 hour of bubbles with the Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine.  Includes 2 ounces of bubble concentrate which makes 20 ounces of bubble solution to enjoy as soon as you open the box!  The No-Spill design means more time to play with less mess. Requires 4 AA batteries not included.
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Balancing Paddle and Ball Set - 8 Pieces
Item: 91074
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Help your children practice their balance and coordination. This set promotes color recognition, hand-eye coordination, and gross motor functions. Simply balance the ball on the paddle and race to the finish line! Set includes four paddles and four balls in four colors.
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Hobby Horse "Rocky"
Item: 250003
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$29.99
3 years & up. Gallop over the hills and across western prairies with Hobby Horse "Rocky"! This wooden stick horse is a fun, classic plush ride-on toy. The cute horse gallops and neighs when the buttons on his plush ears are activated. Rocky features a classic red bandana and a felt covered stick for a more comfortable grip. The pony is the perfect size for little ones that are learning new skills like running, galloping and balancing. Includes 3 x LR44 batteries, so this horse is ready… More »
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Hobby Horse Purple Unicorn "Violet"
Item: 250007
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$29.99
3 years & up. Gallop over the hills and across western prairies with Hobby Horse Purple Unicorn "Violet"! This wooden stick unicorn is a fun, classic plush ride-on toy. The purple unicorn neighs when the button on her right ear is activated. Violet features a white mane with colorful rainbow ribbons and a felt covered stick for a more comfortable grip. The unicorn is the perfect size for little ones that are learning new skills like running, galloping and balancing. Includes 3 x LR44… More »
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Scooter Board
Item: 4900P
Status: In Stock
$27.95 - $164.95
3 years & up. Scooters are fun to ride either sitting up or laying down. Each one is 1.5" thick durable high-density plastic, lightweight with free flowing 2" poly casters that are non-marring, rubber composition wheel and maintenance free. Includes safety handles to make this scooter board fun to ride and gives more control. Each scooter has a 200 lb capacity and measures 12"L x 12"W x 3.5"H.
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Plastic Binoculars
Item: 46931
Status: In Stock
$17.95
4 years & up. Take your observations outside with these durable Outdoor Discovery and Exploration Adventure Plastic Binoculars. These portable 6X binoculars feature an adjustable focus dial and clip on strap. Children will love bird watching and discovering cool little critters outside. These binoculars encourage exploration, imagination, and outdoor activity. Color may vary. 1.38"D lenses.
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Playground Ball
Item: 1907P
Status: In Stock
$8.95 - $21.95
2 years & up. These durable all-rubber balls are perfect for promoting gross motor functions, hand-eye coordination, and collaborative play. Children will enjoy playing games such as four corners, kickball, hot potato, and more! Encourage your children to practice their throwing and catching skills with these classic 2-ply balls. Available separately in five different sizes: 7", 8.5", 10" 13", and 16".
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HOP Balls
Item: 40798P
Status: In Stock
$48.95 - $54.95
Be a rabbit, frog, or cricket on these super-strong vinyl balls! Using the easy-grip handle as they bounce, children will love improving balance and coordination. When being used, it is recommended to use on a surface free of objects that could pop the ball. Comes in one color. Inflate with hand or foot pump.
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Kaplan 14" Get Movin Trike
Item: 62849P
Status: In Stock
$244.95 - $489.95
4 years & up. Promote the development of your child's gross motor functions with this exciting Kaplan 14" Get Movin Trike for Fun Outdoor Activities. Kaplan trikes are made by Tilo, an award-winning line of trikes created for the preschool and consumer markets. These trikes are built to support and encourage adventure in children, giving them the confidence to test their limits. Loaded with safety features, these trikes are available in two colors, red/silver and yellow. A simple one-bolt… More »
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Skip and Swing Ball Activity Set
Item: 91110
Status: In Stock
$31.95
5 years & up. Get moving with this engaging Skip and Swing Ball Activity Set. This activity is perfect for promoting gross motor skills, color recognition, cause and effect, and hand-eye coordination. Simply put your ankle in the ring and swing your leg to get the ball moving. Encourage your children to take turns using the swing balls. Set of 6 with assorted colors. 18"L cord and 5.5"D ankle ring.
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Scarves and Ribbons Set
Item: 63025
Status: In Stock
$89.95
4 years & up. Get children moving as they use ribbons and scarves. Our bright nylon scarves and rainbow ribbons are lots of fun to wave, toss, twirl, and more. Perfect for movement and music activities outdoors or indoors. Activity card(s) included.Set includes 12 scarves (27" square) and 12 ribbons (each with a 12" wand and 36" ribbon).
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Kaplan Gross Motor Skills Kit
Item: 12395
Status: In Stock
$219.95
3 years & up. Take the fun outside with this exciting gross motor kit. This kit includes 12 sturdy 24 inch hoops, 6 rubber playground balls, 6 rhythm ribbons, 6 super 8' speed ropes,10 numbered bean bags, 4 sidewalk chalks, 8 juggling balls and 5 foam sport balls. Children can play soccer, kickball, football, beanbag toss, and more! This kit promotes gross motor skills, fine motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, color recognition, math skills, creativity, and collaborative play. Activity… More »
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Parachutes
Item: 3570P
Status: In Stock
$34.95 - $140.95
18 months & up. Parachute activities promote gross motor functions and imagination. The durable parachute is made of rip-stop nylon fabric, and sewn to last through the toughest play times. Each size includes storage bag. Available in 12' with 8 Handles, 20' with 16 Handles, 24' with 20 Handles, and 6' with 9 handles.
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Kaplan Playground Balls - Set of 6
Item: 40836
Status: In Stock
$51.95
Encourage children to recognize colors and numbers while actively playing. Children will enjoy rolling, bouncing, or tossing these 8.5" rubber balls. Set of 6 numbered balls (red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple). Watch their imagination go wild as they take part in games they have created all by themselves! Balls ship deflated.
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Six Pin Bowling Set with Foam Ball
Item: 91094
Status: In Stock
$36.95
3 years & up. Roll a strike with this exciting Bright Color Six Pin Bowling Set with Foam Ball for Indoor and Outdoor Use. Children will love bowling with their friends or family indoors or outdoors. This classic activity is great for promoting fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, gross motor functions. The set includes six flat bottomed pins and a foam ball. Set is packed in a sturdy zippered bag for portability and storage.
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Skootie 2-in-1 Ride-On and Scooter - Neon Pink
Item: 250075
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$99.99
12 months and up. Your child is sure to enjoy this ride-on and scooter in one! The Skootie 2-in-1 Ride-On and Scooter is easily converted from a ride-on into a scooter by integrating the seat into the handlebar. The Skootie has three soft and quiet wheels, as well as a foot brake on the rear wheel. Bright colors and LED lighting effects in the wheels provide safety through better visibility. The intuitive tilt steering, in which the scooter is controlled by tilting motion to the side, promotes motor… More »
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Mobile Gross Motor Cart
Item: 70162
Status: In Stock
$369.95
Keep all your equipment organized and accessible, while moving it from place to place with our activity cart. Bottom bin is 14" deep and holds all size balls and the top bin (5" deep) can hold smaller items like jump ropes and bean bags. There are two hooks on the side to hang hula hoops and other items. Includes 2" swivel locking casters for easy mobility. Assembly required. 39"H x 36"W x 18"D. Materials sold separately.
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Colors and Shapes Activity Mats Collection
Item: 91088P
Status: In Stock
$22.95 - $69.95
Create beanbag targets, obstacle courses, use as distance markers, and so much more! For use indoors or out, get kids up and moving in a variety of games and activities. Ideal tool for social distancing in settings with children. Each shaped set of vinyl mats comes in 6 colors. Square mats measure at 12"W, while the circles and stars measure at 9"W.
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Soccer Pop Up Goal
Item: 91106P
Status: In Stock
$79.95 - $109.95
Portable for play indoors or out, this goal with pop up technology is quick and easy to set up and store. Made with a collapsible poly/steel frame with gusseted nylon corners, nylon net, and anchor pegs. Great for beginner and experienced soccer players alike. Set includes 2 pop up goals, stakes, and a storage bag. Sold as a pair so you can quickly set up a game. Available in two sizes.
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Skootie 2-in-1 Ride-On and Scooter - Neon Green
Item: 250073
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$99.99
12 months and up. Your child is sure to enjoy this ride-on and scooter in one! The Skootie 2-in-1 Ride-On and Scooter is easily converted from a ride-on into a scooter by integrating the seat into the handlebar. The Skootie has three soft and quiet wheels, as well as a foot brake on the rear wheel. Bright colors and LED lighting effects in the wheels provide safety through better visibility. The intuitive tilt steering, in which the scooter is controlled by tilting motion to the side, promotes motor… More »
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Smooth Rider 3-Wheel Scooter
Item: 62853P
Status: In Stock
$215.95 - $429.95
3 - 7 years. Simple one-bolt assembly. 5 year warranty. Bars: 32.75"H.