Create an outdoor classroom for the children in your care with Kaplan's selection of outdoor kits, garden kits, outdoor pillows, and child-size garden tools. Children will enjoy exploring the outdoors while also learning and gaining new skills.
With safely rounded corners and a powder-coated finish, this unique weaving frame serves as a creative focal point both indoors and out. Weaving strips (sold separately) in varying lengths and fabrics add sensory experiences, fine motor development, and opportunities for patterning, color recognition, math and problem-solving skills. Frame measures 48"W x 36"H.
Recycle old newspaper into perfect seedling pots. Simply wrap newspaper around the wooden cylinder, tuck the excess paper under, and press into the base to secure. You are now ready to fill the pot with soil and plant your seeds. When the seedling is ready for transplanting, plant in the garden, newspaper pot and all! Made in the USA.
3 years & up. Songs will inspire children to connect to the earth and become conservators of the earth. Educate children, encourage them to play outdoors, plant a garden, take a nature hike, recycle, stop pollution, and more. Includes a comprehensive guide by Dr. Pam Schiller with lyrics, extension activities and book links.
3 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large magnifiers. Ideal for taking a closer look at plants, animals, rocks, and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands free viewing. Plastic lens measures 4 1/2" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Magnifiers measure 8"L. Includes a stand for classroom organization.
Ages 4 & up. Take a closer look at your discoveries! This GeoSafari® Jr. BugWatch features the essential tools for kids to collect and observe bugs, rocks, minerals, flowers, leaves, shells, and other fascinating elements. Use the tweezers to easily collect the samples and specimens. Place the specimens into the collection jars that feature a built-in magnifier for close observations. Use the double viewer to observe the top and the bottom of specimens. Included: 3 Graduated Size Collection… More »
Children love outdoor play. Now teachers can combine the magic and excitement of the outdoors with activities that encourage and support learning! This book includes more than 100 new teacher-created, classroom-tested outdoor activities that engage children's minds and bodies as much as they explore the limitless bounds of the outdoors while also building key skills in areas like math, literacy and language, science, art, and music. Perfect for ages 3 - 6. Activities include: counting, alphabet,… More »
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.
4 years & up. This earth-friendly kit gets children ready to garden with components that are all certified organic. The plant is quick to sprout, easy to grow, and will produce their harvest early on compact plants. Sprout inside, and then plant the whole pot in the ground when it's ready -- no waste! Each kit includes a coconut coir pot, a corn-based germination bag, seeds, a peat disk, and informative instructions.
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 »
PreK & up. Explore the life cycle of plants and introduce the wonder of growing things with 5 hands-on, age appropriate activities. Includes Earthbox with casters, potting mix, fertilizer, dolomite, and a standards-based curriculum guide.
Sweet Bell Peppers are one of the most common vegetables grown in home gardens. They are delicous eaten fresh or cooked. Germination within 10-21 days. Three packs of Sweet Bell Pepper seeds are 12 mg each.
This compact-sized EarthBox is just like the original with the same smart technology, but approximately half the size and specifically designed for smaller spaces such as a classroom windowsill. Includes: EarthBox Jr. container, aeration screen, water fill tube, 2 reversible mulch covers, overflow saucer, dolomite, fertilizer, and potting mix. Made in the USA.
2 years & up. This set of plastic water channels, in two sizes, and Chute Stands are perfect for a hands-on play experience! Transparent channels allow children to experiment with gravity as they watch materials move from one channel to the next. Children will learn about cause and effect of as they experiment with different positions and angels. Use with the STEM Chute Stands Set for even more possibilities. The 3 stands are made of powder-coated steel and are designed with a rounded base for… More »
Designed as a self-study, this scale is intended to raise the quality of outdoor children?s environments and promote their use in teaching, research, and practice. Includes a user guide, the scale and scoring protocol, reliability and validity information, and a technical assistance manual for program improvement and planning. Addresses environments for children age 3-5 years. (Additional Scoring Protocols sold separately.)
Get started on the EarthBox adventure in your elementary classroom or add more earth boxes to curricular packages. Each kit includes: Container, Aeration Screen, 2 cubic feet of Potting Mix, 1 lb. Dolomite, 1 lb. Fertilizer, Fill Tube, 4 Casters, and 2 Mulch Covers.
3 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large Jumbo magnifiers, sized perfectly for small hands. Ideal for taking a closer look at plants, animals and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands-free viewing. Each magnifier's plastic lens measures 4 1/2" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Set includes 6 colors. Plastic magnifiers measure 8"L each.