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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 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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Outdoor Picnic Blanket
Outdoor Picnic Blanket
Item: 300635
Status: In Stock
$52.95
Take learning outdoors with this soft outdoor blanket. This nature-colored seating mat promotes outdoor learning and exploration and is perfect for leisure outdoor reading and play. The blanket is easy to fold and carry, is durable and resistant to water and dirt, and has a soft fabric made from a faux wool-cotton blend with weather-resistant backing. Spot clean or hose with water. Measures 59"L x 78"W.
Plastic Binoculars
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.
Sports Ball & Bag Set - Set of 5
Sports Ball & Bag Set - Set of 5
Item: 31349
Status: In Stock
$64.95
Get your children active and outside with this engaging Sports Ball & Bag Set for Engaging Outdoor Games and Activities. This set includes classic sports balls. Your children will love playing outside as they engage in a soccer, volleyball, football, or basketball game. This durable ball set is perfect for promoting gross motor functions, hand-eye coordination, and collaborative play. Encourage your children to practice their throwing, dribbling, kicking, serving, and catching skills with these… More »
Scooter Board
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.
Playground Ball
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".
Colorful Wooden Wobbling Tower Game
Colorful Wooden Wobbling Tower Game
Item: 250021
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$27.99
3 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Wobbling Tower Game is a classic family game for exciting playtime fun! The colorful stacking game features brightly colored building blocks with fun animal faces. The smooth, frictionless surface of the blocks allow them to be pulled out of the tower easily before they're placed carefully on top. But be careful, the higher the tower gets, the wobblier it becomes! The difficulty of the game can be increased by introducing the rule in which only blocks with specific… More »
Hand Pump and Needle Set
Hand Pump and Needle Set
Item: 2006
Status: In Stock
$4.95
Standard 10" plastic pump includes 2 needles.
Outdoor Clipboards - Set of 3
Outdoor Clipboards - Set of 3
Item: 62160
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Flexible, weather-resistant clipboards with a handy paper storage pocket on the back -- perfect for outdoor journaling, map drawing, or creative expression. Set of 3.
Bush Green Beans Seeds 3-Pack
Bush Green Beans Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32862
Status: In Stock
$10.95
These Green Beans are of the bush variety and are easier to take care of. Germination within 5-10 days. Three packs of Green Bean seeds are 10 mg each.
GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme
GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme
Item: 147579
Status: In Stock
$34.95
5 years & up. Look, listen, and explore! The GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme is focus-free binoculars featuring 3x magnification and built-in headset-free audio amplification to observe the world up close in a fun and exciting way. Bring these binoculars on your adventures encouraging scientific exploration and discovery through STEM-based play. Includes squint-free, extra-large eyepieces for easy viewing and a breakaway strap for safety. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
Oregano Seeds 3-Pack
Oregano Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32858
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Oregano is a member of the mint family, and is high in antioxidants. Leaves have more flavor when they are dried. Germination within 7-14 days. Three packs of Oregano seeds are 10 mg each.
Colors and Shapes Activity Mats Collection
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.
Mobile Gross Motor Cart
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.
Beefsteak Tomato Seeds 3-Pack
Beefsteak Tomato Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32859
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Beefsteak Tomatoes are huge slicing tomatoes. Tomatoes are the world's most popular fruit and they are 95% water. Germination within 7-14 days. Three packs of Beefsteak Tomato seeds are 125 mg each.
Outdoor Storage Baskets
Outdoor Storage Baskets
Item: 34489P
Status: In Stock
$89.95 - $164.95
These baskets are perfect for all of your outdoor storage needs! The simple flat braid construction adds a fashionable stamp to your outdoor decor. Made of 100% polypropylene, they will be able to weather the elements with ease. Spot clean with mild soap and water and professionally dry clean periodically. Available in a set of two, one of each size, or choose your size. Baskets measure 16"L x 16"W x 12"H and 15"L x 15"W x 15"H. Contents are not included.
Can Shaped Platform Stilts with Adjustable Hand Cord - 6 Pair
Can Shaped Platform Stilts with Adjustable Hand Cord - 6 Pair
Item: 91107
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Help your children practice balance with these fun stilts with adjustable cord. This activity promotes balance, hand-eye coordination, and gross motor skills. This set comes with an adjustable hand cord and non-marring rubber base rim. Supports up to 175 lbs. Set of 6 pairs in 6 different colors. Size 14" x 9.5" x 9.5".
HOP Balls
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.
Kaplan Gross Motor Skills Kit
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 »
Skip and Swing Ball Activity Set
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.
Plant-It Starters Vegetables and Herb - Set of 3
Plant-It Starters Vegetables and Herb - Set of 3
Item: 55607
Status: In Stock
$26.95
4 years & up. Kit includes a pot, germination bag, seeds, a peat disk, instructions, and three plants: tomato, green bean, and sweet basil. All certified organic.
Parachutes
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.
5-in-1 Outdoor Measure Mate
5-in-1 Outdoor Measure Mate
Item: 36227
Status: In Stock
$59.95
4 years & up. This brightly colored and easy to use 5-in-1 measuring tool will be your new classroom favorite. Children can work together or individually to learn basic math concepts such as measuring distance, depth, height and width. Children will have hours of fun as the use the tool to measure anything outdoors! The easy to take a part tool includes two caliper jaws, one trundle wheel with bird footprint tread, one handle/base, one measuring stick (centimeters and inches shown), one colorful… More »
Cilantro Seeds 3-Pack
Cilantro Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32856
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Cilantro attracts beneficial insects, and repels harmful insects. An extremely flavorful herb. Germination within 7-14 days. Three packs of Cilantro seeds are 240 mg each.
Sweet Basil Seeds 3-Pack
Sweet Basil Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32857
Status: In Stock
$10.95
Basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world, it is also used in cosmetics and medicine. Pinch flowers off to preserve plants. Germination within 10-21 days. Three packs of Basil seeds are 200 mg each.