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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GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse
GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse
Item: 147581
Status: In Stock
$63.95
8 years & up. This two-tiered GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse protects potted plants while providing plenty of room for growth. Greenhouse features two sturdy wire shelves that keep plants off the ground and a clear vinyl cover that fits snug over the metal frame. Clear cover is made with a zippered closure to easily access all plants inside. Designed for year-round gardening indoors and outdoors. Assembly required. Greenhouse measures 38"H x 36"W x 19"D when assembled.
Jumbo 2-in-1 Chess and Checkers Game Set
Jumbo 2-in-1 Chess and Checkers Game Set
Item: 35022
Status: In Stock
$110.95
5 years & up. Have fun and learn to be a chess master with this Jumbo 2-in1 Chess and Checkers Game Set! The mat is non woven material with water proof backing making this great for indoor or outdoor use. The chess pieces easily turn into checkers by removing the top piece. Set includes mat, 16 black chess/checker pieces, 16 white chess/checker pieces and storage bag. Chess pieces measure 6"H to 10"H. Checkers measure 4.25" W. Mat measures 62" x 70".
5-in-1 Outdoor Measure Mate
5-in-1 Outdoor Measure Mate
Item: 36227
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$44.95
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 »
Outdoor Storage Baskets - Set of 2
Outdoor Storage Baskets - Set of 2
Item: 34489P
Status: In Stock
$69.95 - $129.95
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. With cleaning, spot clean with mild soap and water and professionally dry clean periodically. Includes two baskets of two sizes: 16"L x 16"W x 12"H and 15"L x 15"W x 15"H.
Scooter Board
Scooter Board
Item: 4900P
Status: In Stock
$25.95 - $149.95
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.
Playground Ball for Outdoor Gross Motor Development Activities
Playground Ball for Outdoor Gross Motor Development Activities
Item: 1907P
Status: In Stock
$7.95 - $18.95
2 years & up. Take learning outside with these Playground Balls for Outdoor Gross Motor Development Activities. 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",… More »
Kaplan Colored Playground Balls - Set of 6
Kaplan Colored Playground Balls - Set of 6
Item: 40836
Status: In Stock
$44.95
Promo Pricing: $37.95
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.
Hand Pump and Needle Set
Hand Pump and Needle Set
Item: 2006
Status: In Stock
$4.95
Standard 10" plastic pump includes 2 needles.
Stomp Rocket® Dueling Rockets & Refill Packs
Stomp Rocket® Dueling Rockets & Refill Packs
Item: 146725P
Status: In Stock
$8.95 - $34.95
6 years & up. Run, jump, and stomp to send these rockets high in the sky and see whose rocket flies higher! These foam-tipped rockets can fly up to 200 feet in the air using the Dueling Launch Stand. No batteries required just super easy, fast assembly and 100% kid-powered.
Square Activity Mats - Set of 6
Square Activity Mats - Set of 6
Item: 91090
Status: In Stock
$22.95
Create beanbag targets, obstacle courses, and so much more! These versatile Square Activity Mats make a great addition to indoor and outdoor activities. Mats are features in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Made of non-skid vinyl that won't tear or rip. Mats measure 12". Included: 6 Square Activity Mats.
Stomp Rocket X-Treme Rockets - Run! Jump! Stomp!
Stomp Rocket X-Treme Rockets - Run! Jump! Stomp!
Item: 146696
Status: In Stock
$23.95
9 years & up. Run, jump, and stomp to send these rockets high in the sky! These foam-tipped rockets can fly up to 400 feet in the air using the Launch Stand. No batteries required just super easy, fast assembly and 100% kid-powered. Includes: 6 Super High Performance Stomp Rockets, Launch Pad, and a Launch Pad with Air Hose.
9" Poly Spots for Setting Zones or Bases During Activities - Set of 6
9" Poly Spots for Setting Zones or Bases During Activities - Set of 6
Item: 95873
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Easily set teams in your classroom with these bright colored 9" Poly Spots for Setting Zones or Bases During Activities. Poly spots are a great organizational tool for any gross motor activity. These versatile, non-skid circles are excellent targets, markers, bases, and "personal space" designators on surfaces such as wood or rubber flooring. Encourage your children to identify the color of the spots they?re assigned to. Set of 6. Measures 9" diameter.
Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes & Bonus Party Pack
Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes & Bonus Party Pack
Item: 146723P
Status: In Stock
$6.95 - $39.95
5 years & up. Run, jump, and stomp to send these stunt planes high in the sky! These planes were designed by aeronautical engineers and are able to perform a variety of amazing tricks. Set features The Looper, The Glider, and The Wildcat. The Looper can perform giant loops, The Glider can soar up to 100 feet, and The Wildcat performs a variety of different tricks. Change up how they fly by adjusting the launch angle, fly with a head wind or tail wind, and more. 100% Kid-powered. No batteries… More »
Sturdy Plastic Can Shaped Platform Stilts with Adjustable Hand Cord - 6 Pair
Sturdy Plastic Can Shaped Platform Stilts with Adjustable Hand Cord - 6 Pair
Item: 91107
Status: In Stock
$42.95
3 years & up. Help your children practice balance with these exciting Sturdy Plastic Can Shaped Platform Stilts with Adjustable Hand Cord. These bright colored platform stilts are perfect for use in physical education classes. Watch as your children practice balancing on the stilts or racing across the gymnasium floor! 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… More »
Assorted Colors Skip and Swing Ball Activity Set for Physical Education
Assorted Colors Skip and Swing Ball Activity Set for Physical Education
Item: 91110
Status: In Stock
$19.95
5 years & up. Get moving with this engaging Assorted Colors Skip and Swing Ball Activity Set for Physical Education. 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. Measures 18"L cord and 5.5"D ankle ring.
Colors and Shapes Activity Mats
Colors and Shapes Activity Mats
Item: 91088
Status: In Stock
$56.95
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. The set includes 18 vinyl mats in 3 shapes and 6 colors. Square mats measure at 12"W, while the circles and stars measure at 9"W.
Shining Stars Activity Mats for Indoor and Outdoor Use - Set of 6
Shining Stars Activity Mats for Indoor and Outdoor Use - Set of 6
Item: 91089
Status: In Stock
$17.95
Create bean bag targets, obstacle courses, and so much more with these exciting Shining Stars Activity Mats for Indoor and Outdoor Use. Children will enjoy running to these mats to finish a race or going to stations in the classroom. Encourage your children to identify the color of the mat they?re running to or are assigned to. Includes 6 rugs in 6 different colors. Stars measure 9"W.
Raised Garden Kit
Raised Garden Kit
Item: 62091
Status: In Stock
$129.95
An easy introduction to raised bed gardening. Raised gardens are a perfect way to involve children in gardening while using minimal space! This raised bed is the perfect place to start developing the skills and experience the joys of growing plants. With 16 square feet of available planting area, there is room to grow an assortment of vegetables, herbs, or flowers. Eco-friendly kit is made from recycled plastic, so it won't rot, splinter or become infested with unwelcome critters. Tool-free snap-lock… More »
Soccer Pop Up Goal
Soccer Pop Up Goal
Item: 91106P
Status: In Stock
$72.95 - $99.95
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.
Sports Ball & Bag Set for Engaging Outdoor Games and Activities - Set of 5
Sports Ball & Bag Set for Engaging Outdoor Games and Activities - Set of 5
Item: 31349
Status: In Stock
$59.95
Get your children active and outside with this engaging Sports Ball & Bag Set for Engaging Outdoor Games and Activities. This set includes the 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… More »
Bright Rainbow Parachute with Handles for Outdoor Collaborative Play
Bright Rainbow Parachute with Handles for Outdoor Collaborative Play
Item: 3570P
Status: In Stock
$59.95 - $136.95
18 months & up. Encourage team work with this exciting Bright Rainbow Parachute with Handles for Outdoor Collaborative Play. This parachute activity promotes gross motor functions, imagination, and color recognition. Encourage children to count together as they swing the parachute up and down. The durable parachute is made of rip-stop nylon fabric, and sewn to last through the toughest play times. Includes nylon storage bag. Available in 12' with 8 Handles, 20' with 16 Handles, and 24' with 20 Handles.
Comfortable Foldable Multicolored Weather Resistant Outdoor Seating Mat
Comfortable Foldable Multicolored Weather Resistant Outdoor Seating Mat
Item: 62982
Status: In Stock
$37.95
Birth & up. Take learning outdoors with this soft Comfortable Foldable Multicolored Weather Resistant Outdoor Seating Mat. This brightly colored seating mat promotes outdoor learning and gross motor functions. This mat is perfect for leisure outdoor reading and play. For a fun activity, have your children observe their surroundings and write about it. This multicolored seating mat has soft fabric on top and weather resistant backing. Spot clean only. Measures 52"L x 67"W.
Plant-It Starters Vegetables and Herb - Set of 3
Plant-It Starters Vegetables and Herb - Set of 3
Item: 55607
Status: In Stock
$22.95
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.
Bush Green Beans Seeds 3-Pack
Bush Green Beans Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32862
Status: In Stock
$9.95
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.