Exploration and Discovery

Encourage exploration and discovery with Kaplan's selection of outdoor products. Kaplan offers sand and water tables, easels, chalk and chalk tools, jumbo magnifiers, bug watch kits, explorer costumes, bug sets, compasses, telescopes, and more.

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Nature to Play™ Mud Kitchen
Nature to Play™ Mud Kitchen
Item: 32986
Status: In Stock
$1,120.95
3 years & up. Bake a mud pie, mix up some leaf soup, and inspire growing imaginations with this sturdy Mud Kitchen. Use the Mud Kitchen's large work surface and sink with removable plug to incorporate messy materials such as mud, sand, and water into collaborative outdoor play. Store mud tools, buckets, and Nature to Play™ Crates on the convenient accessory shelf and spacious bottom shelf. Complete with a weather-resistant finish and made from weather-resistant, thermally modified wood… More »
Nature to Play™ Workbench
Nature to Play™ Workbench
Item: 32987
Status: In Stock
$1,145.95
3 years & up. Get messy, hammer a board, and create lasting friendships at this durable Workbench. Use the Workbench's large, sturdy surface for collaborative mud, sand, and outdoor play. Store mud tools, buckets, Loose Parts, and a Nature to Play™ Crate on the convenient accessory shelf and bottom shelf. Made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®, and featuring a weather-resistant finish, this Workbench is the optimal spot for a group of rough-and-tumble kids and perfect for rugged,… More »
Nature to Play™ Water Table
Nature to Play™ Water Table
Item: 32998
Status: In Stock
$1,139.95
3 years & up. Fill the two large basins of this sturdy Water Table and unlock endless outdoor sensory explorations. From water and sand, to shaving cream and slime, this table's large work surface encourages messy, collaborative play and social interactions. For more fun, store mud tools, buckets, and Nature to Play™ Crates on the convenient bottom shelf. Made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®, and coated with a weather-resistant finish, the Water Table is meant to withstand… More »
Nature to Play™ Water Tower
Nature to Play™ Water Tower
Item: 33296
Status: In Stock
$571.95
3 years & up. This durable, kid-activated Water Tower gives children the means to control and understand water flow. Let children fill their own buckets during water-based activities or send water trickling down the Water Trough System. The Water Tower easily attaches to a standard garden hose, making it a simple, easy-to-use water source. Solid construction of thermally modified wood by Thermory® and a weather-resistant finish make the Water Tower optimal for rugged, outdoor use. Measures… More »
Discovery Weaving Frames
Discovery Weaving Frames
Item: 35523
Status: In Stock
$42.95
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 »
Sensory Play Stones: Threading Kebabs - Set of 12
Sensory Play Stones: Threading Kebabs - Set of 12
Item: 35478
Status: In Stock
$36.95
2 years & up. Children will enjoy cooking up some tasty kebabs with this unique selection of fruit and vegetables. Just find a stick and thread chosen stones onto it, exploring food and patterns while strengthening fine motor skills. The pieces are made from a stone resin and are easily cleaned making them perfect for a mud kitchen. Set includes 12 pieces, 2 each of the following: watermelon, sweetcorn, pineapple, mushroom, zucchini, and banana. Pieces measure approximately 2".
Go Green! Caring For Our Earth CD
Go Green! Caring For Our Earth CD
Item: 30677
Status: In Stock
$17.95
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.
Plastic Binoculars
Plastic Binoculars
Item: 46931
Status: In Stock
$15.95
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.
Outdoor Clipboards - Set of 3
Outdoor Clipboards - Set of 3
Item: 62160
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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.
GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme
GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme
Item: 147579
Status: In Stock
$32.95
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).
Aluminum Bubble Bottle Multi-Packs - 12 Refillable Bottles
Aluminum Bubble Bottle Multi-Packs - 12 Refillable Bottles
Item: 148160
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. The Bubble Tree Original Aluminum Bubble Bottle Multi-Packs - 12 Refillable Bottles are perfect for year-round use. The bubble solution is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Includes (2) 6-packs of refillable aluminum bottles that are each pre-filled with 4 fl oz of Bubble Solution with bubble wand affixed to cap. Each 6-pack measures 5.3" x 5.15" x 3.56".
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Jumbo Magnifiers - Set of 6
Item: 17447
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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 4.5" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Set includes 6 colors. Plastic magnifiers measure 8"L each.
Crayola® Sidewalk Paint Tray
Crayola® Sidewalk Paint Tray
Item: 18384
Status: In Stock
$18.95
5 years & up. Combine the artistic possibilities of sidewalk chalk with the added variety of paint-application methods to create amazing images. You have the freedom to mix colors and create blended colors in a multitude of shades, limited only by your imagination! Use the included brush and sponge roller to create interesting textures and effects. Set includes integrated painting tray, 3 colors of paint, brush, sponge roller, and sidewalk chalk. Made in the USA.
Mud Kitchen Accessories Kit
Mud Kitchen Accessories Kit
Item: 37771
Status: In Stock
$156.95
3 years & up. With the Mud Kitchen Accessories Kit, engaging in new sensory and role-playing experiences has never been easier! Mud kitchens are a staple of any learning environment and allow children to explore their innate sense of curiosity and imagination while getting messy, having fun, and developing important social-emotional and problem-solving skills. Perfect for outdoor use, this hands-on set encourages children to discover nature and sensory materials like mud, sand, and dirt in new… More »
All Weather Activity Idea Cards
All Weather Activity Idea Cards
Item: 55543
Status: In Stock
$48.95
2 years & up. Take learning to the outdoors with these engaging All Weather Activity Idea Cards for Exciting Outdoors Adventures. This card set has been designed to offer portable inspiration whatever the weather. Printed on durable plastic, each pack contains 30 photographs with activity ideas on the reverse. This set encourages outdoor learning, exploration, and gross motor skills. The cards come on a sturdy metal ring to keep them organized.
Giant Water Pump - Hand-Operated Toy
Giant Water Pump - Hand-Operated Toy
Item: 55553
Status: In Stock
$250.95
3 years & up. An early STEM tool, children will experience cause and effect as they discover how the pump works to draw water up and out the spout. Pump features a cog system that is powered by turning the handle to transport water up a narrow tube and out through the spout. Includes stand, 3 cogs, plastic tubing, outlet pipe, water drive cord, suction feet and plastic cover. Measures 19"L x 12.5"W x 30"H.
Outdoor Weaving Frame
Outdoor Weaving Frame
Item: 70678
Status: In Stock
$269.95
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.
Translucent Indoor/Outdoor Chute & Stands
Translucent Indoor/Outdoor Chute & Stands
Item: 34516P
Status: In Stock
$131.95 - $185.95
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 »
6-Pack Refillable Eco-Friendly Bubbles
6-Pack Refillable Eco-Friendly Bubbles
Item: 37094
Status: In Stock
$26.95
3 years & up. Eco-friendly sustainable bubble system made in the USA. Bubble system is portable, easy to use, mess free and dispenses a non-toxic superior bubble solution into high quality aluminum bottles that can be refilled, reused and recycled. Safe, non-toxic bubble solution produces the most vibrant bubbles. Aluminum bubble bottles are sized perfectly for little hands. Each bottle has space for kid's name and features a "no mess" wand attached to cap.
2 Liter Bubble Refill Solution
2 Liter Bubble Refill Solution
Item: 37093
Status: In Stock
$26.95
3 years & up. The Bubble Tree Refill Solution is perfect for year-round use. The bubble solution is non-toxic and safe for the environment. The solution packaging has an easy-to-use spout to make refilling bubble bottles simple and is enough to refill 17 - 4 fluid ounce bottles.
Outdoor Explorer Dress Up Set - Green
Outdoor Explorer Dress Up Set - Green
Item: 62101-GR
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$57.95
4 years & up. Imagination will sprout as little adventurers explore the unknown in this stylish and functional dress up set! Add this set to any dramatic play center or have children wear it outside as they explore the wonders of their environment. Encourage children to collect items in their vest pockets such as flowers or rocks to examine closer just like explorers. This dress-up set includes a bucket hat and a multi-pocket vest.
Assorted Color Fabric Weaving Strips - 60 Pieces
Assorted Color Fabric Weaving Strips - 60 Pieces
Item: 62393
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Add more materials to your arts and crafts corner with these Assorted Color Fabric Weaving Strips for Crafting and Sensory Learning. These bright colored weaving strips come in a variety of fabrics and lengths. This set promotes sensory experiences, fine motor development, patterning, color recognition, creativity, math and problem-solving skills. Set of 60. Measures 1.5" W. Lengths vary from 30" to 60".
Bubble System with 4 Bottles & 3 Liter Refill Solution
Bubble System with 4 Bottles & 3 Liter Refill Solution
Item: 37092
Status: In Stock
$38.95
3 years & up. Eco-friendly sustainable bubble system made in the USA. Bubble system is portable, easy to use, mess free and dispenses a non-toxic superior bubble solution into high quality aluminum bottles that can be refilled, reused and recycled. Safe, non-toxic bubble solution produces the most vibrant bubbles. Aluminum bubble bottles are sized perfectly for little hands. Each bottle has space for kid's name and features a "no mess" wand attached to cap. Includes 3 liters of eco-friendly… More »
Insect Discovery Bucket
Insect Discovery Bucket
Item: 37331
Status: In Stock
$30.95
3 years & up. Children will explore nature with the discovery bucket. They can catch insects for closer inspection with the bug tongs, tweezers or net or view up close with the magnifier and more! Includes tools and activity book.