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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
3 years & up. Explore physics and the principles of cause and effect by pouring buckets of water down the Water Trough System. Watch waterfalls flow or block trickling streams with muddy barricades for open-ended exploration. The Water Trough System is designed to work with the Water Tower to provide unlimited opportunities for kid-lead, water-based activities. Made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®, and coated with a weather-resistant finish, the Water Trough System is optimal for… More »
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 »
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 »
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".
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.
The Critter Barn habitat is perfect for outdoor discovery activities. Children will love using this safe case for catching butterflies, caterpillars, beetles, or small animals to bring inside for observation during a science lesson. Built in light for day and night use plus a built in magnifier makes watching critters fun. The lid is ventilated and can hold water. 3 button cell batteries included.
3 years & up. Look under the magnifying glass to see the different details of the shells or use for counting, sorting, and up-close viewing. These genuine, assorted sea shells come in different sizes. Available in a set of 12 or a set of 48.
Size: Between 19" - 26"W, 11" - 15"D, 37" - 48"H. Weight: Between 28 lbs. - 37 lbs. Available individually in four colors (indigo, orange, turquoise, and yellow) or in an ensemble of all 4 colors. Choose between In-Ground Mount or Portable. Assembly Required.
A musical forest comes alive with the 3-sided Tenor Tree. Ringing the green aluminum leaves creates bright, sustaining tones with a range of 12 notes divided into three harmonically pleasing chords. The anodized finish of the aluminum leaves are intentionally designed to create a natural leaf appearance that offers an aesthetic color contrast with the brown tree trunk. Three mallets are conveniently placed so 1 to 3 users can enjoy creating music together. Features: All Abilities, All Ages, Sculptural… More »
The Butterfly Collection features four different butterflies, each having a distinct musical chord, size, height, and color. When they are struck they emit a rich, long-sustaining gong. The Butterflies add both a sculptural and aesthetic design that invites users both young and old to create music in an outdoor environment. Each butterfly is sold separately. Features: all abilities, all ages, sculptural, interactive play, durable, and perfectly tuned. Butterflies measure 16"-21"W x 16"D… More »
Children are spending less time being outside in nature, playing, imagining, and learning about their surroundings. Instead, they're spending more time with tablets, televisions, and overly structured routines. This book shows practical and strategic ways educators can create rich, explorative, and interdisciplinary learning through extensive outdoor experiences. Learn how to develop and implement a nature-based curriculum to support children's optimal learning, from start to finish. Age focus:… More »
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 »
18 months & up. The natural color base and clear tub will fit in any classroom decor. Features a deep clear tub and adjustable legs from 19" to 25". Use Indoors or outdoors. Table has a 5 year warranty. Fabric Cover and Replacement Lid are also available, sold separately.
6 years & up. This large wall-mount thermometer clearly gives temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. Recessed tube prevents accidents. Temperature ranges: -40 to 50 degrees Celsius and -40 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Use indoors or out. Measures 15"H x 3"W.
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).
4 years & up. Experience the fun and ingenuity of slippery spheres, silly squares, and jelly stones all in one convenient set. Simply add water and watch in amazement as they expand to as much as 200 times their size! Fun to bounce, roll, stack, and mix. They even slip, slide, and explode. Completely reusable, just dry them out and hydrate again and again. Environmentally friendly. Includes an informative guide. Trays are not included.
2 years & up. Children can experience many fascinating optical discoveries about color, light, reflections, and more with these 5 easy to hold framed panels. Each durable plastic frame measures 7.75" x .625" and contains either an unbreakable mirror, see-thru acrylic colored panel in red, yellow and blue, or a multi-faceted panel for visual explorers. Includes activity guide.
2 years & up. Designed for little ones to wade, splash and play in their own way, children will enjoy discovering the wonder of play with the Pump & Splash Discovery Pond! Activate the water pump to get the water flowing through the pond and swivel it around into the fill-and-spill bucket to create a big splash! Turn the pump into the water trough for a showering splash into the pond from the waterfall tray. There's even a secondary trough to dump water and activate the funnel with spinner… More »
3 years & up. Learn all about the different insects that live in our world! Encourages dramatic play and scientific learning. Set of 10 insects. All plastic insects are phthalate-free. Products have been tested to different international toy safety requirements.
Add more materials to your arts and crafts corner with these assorted fabric-weaving ribbons. These bright-colored ribbons come in a variety of fabrics. This set promotes sensory experiences, fine motor development, and more. Set of 25. Each measures 1 yard with assorted widths. Use with the Outdoor Weaving Frame, 70678.