Outdoor Learning

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.

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Nature to Play™ Mud Kitchen
Nature to Play™ Mud Kitchen
Item: 32986
Status: In Stock
$779.95
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
$839.95
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
$839.95
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 Trough System
Nature to Play™ Water Trough System
Item: 32999
Status: In Stock
$571.95
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 »
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 »
Nature to Play™ Adirondack Chair
Nature to Play™ Adirondack Chair
Item: 32988
Status: In Stock
$318.95
3 years & up. Sit back and enjoy nature in the rustic comfort of the Adirondack Chair. This kid-sized take on classic furniture is the perfect cozy spot to spend the relaxing moments between work and play in natural outdoor environments. The ergonomic design, and sturdy construction of thermally modified wood by Thermory®, make this seat optimal for little ones looking for comfort. Featuring a weather-resistant finish, the Adirondack Chair is perfect for rugged, outdoor use. Some assembly… More »
Nature to Play™ Square Table
Nature to Play™ Square Table
Item: 32993
Status: In Stock
$519.95
3 years & up. Pull up a bench to this sturdy Square Table for messy crafts, a fun picnic, or a collaborative activity. With a large work surface that provides ample room for social interactions and teamwork, the Square Table is designed to fit four Nature to Play™ Single Benches. Featuring a weather-resistant finish, the Square Table is optimal for rugged, outdoor use. Some assembly required; hardware included. Assembly difficulty level: Easy. Estimated Assembly time: Less than 1 hour.… More »
Nature to Play™ Standard Bench
Nature to Play™ Standard Bench
Item: 32990
Status: In Stock
$272.95
3 years & up. Gather around for a picnic, an outdoor lesson, or a messy craft and share a seat with a friend on this solid Standard Bench made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®. Standard Benches are designed to fit with the Nature to Play™ Rectangle Table but can be grouped together as a gathering place or dotted throughout your play area as fun stop-off points for children to take breaks during rough play. Featuring a weather-resistant finish, the Standard Bench is optimal… More »
Nature to Play™ Rectangle Table
Nature to Play™ Rectangle Table
Item: 32991
Status: In Stock
$831.95
3 years & up. Pull up a bench to this sturdy Rectangle Table for messy crafts, a picnic, or a collaborative activity. With a large work surface that provides ample room for social interactions and teamwork, the Rectangle Table is designed to fit two Nature to Play™ Standard Benches. Complete with a weather-resistant finish, the Rectangle Table is optimal for rugged, outdoor use. Some assembly required; hardware included. Assembly difficulty level: Easy. Estimated Assembly time: Less than… More »
Nature to Play™ Single Bench
Nature to Play™ Single Bench
Item: 32992
Status: In Stock
$181.95
3 years & up. Gather around for a picnic, an outdoor lesson, or a messy craft with this solid Single Bench made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®. Single Benches are designed to fit with the Nature to Play™ Square Table but can be grouped together as a gathering place or dotted throughout your play area as fun stop-off points for children to take breaks during rough play. Featuring a weather-resistant finish, the Single Bench is optimal for rugged, outdoor use. Some assembly… More »
Nature to Play™ Mini Spool
Nature to Play™ Mini Spool
Item: 32995
Status: In Stock
$214.95
3 years & up. Encourage children to use their imaginations and play in creative, open-ended ways with the Mini Spool. Use the Mini Spool as a table, stool, or turn it on its side and roll it around the yard during gross-motor activities. Made from thermally modified wood by Thermory® that has been coated with a weather-resistant finish, the Mini Spool is built to withstand continued outdoor use and rough play. Measures 15"H x 15"W x 15"L.
Nature to Play™ Loose Parts - Set of 40
Nature to Play™ Loose Parts - Set of 40
Item: 32996
Status: In Stock
$749.95
3 years & up. Inspired by construction and lumber yards, these durable and lightweight Loose Parts are an oversized version of your child's beloved indoor block set. These strong boards are designed to encourage teamwork and collaboration while inspiring creativity and captivating children with unlimited play possibilities. Made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®, and coated with a weather-resistant finish, Loose Parts are built to withstand continued rough play outdoors. Measures… More »
Nature to Play™ Planter
Nature to Play™ Planter
Item: 32997
Status: In Stock
$409.95
3 years & up. Grow plants, dig, discover, and explore with all your senses during playtime with this sturdy Planter made from thermally modified wood by Thermory®. The durable, reinforced basin makes the perfect home for veggies, fruits, and colorful flowers and the weather-resistant finish makes the Planter optimal for rugged, outdoor use. Measures 11"H x 14.5"W x 48"L.
Nature to Play™ Crate
Nature to Play™ Crate
Item: 32994
Status: In Stock
$136.95
3 years & up. This apple-crate inspired, multi-purpose storage Crate is the perfect place for kids to stash Loose Parts, natural materials, toys, and Mud Kitchen utensils. Kids can easily carry these lightweight Crates and fill them with whatever treasures they find during playtime. Flip them over for a sturdy platform, or turn them on their side and let your imagination take over. Crates are designed to fit on the bottom shelves of the Nature to Play™ Mud Kitchen, Workbench, and Water… More »
Child Size Tools for Outdoor Gardening Activities - Set of 3
Child Size Tools for Outdoor Gardening Activities - Set of 3
Item: 62571
Status: In Stock
$28.95
3 years & up. Encourage your children to join you in growing a wonderful garden with this set of durable Child Size Grounds Tools for Outdoor Gardening Activities. These real, wood-handled metal garden tools will inspire the youngest green thumbs. Children will enjoy working alongside you as you plant your summer garden or beautify your yard. These tools, sized perfectly for children, promote hand-eye coordination and gross motor functions. Colors will vary. Measures approximately 28" long.
Outdoor Storage Baskets
Outdoor Storage Baskets
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. 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.
Discovery Weaving Frames
Discovery Weaving Frames
Item: 35523
Status: In Stock
$42.95
3 years & up. Jumbo Weaving Frames include 3 oversized geometric frames with inset strings to weave assorted colorful, textural ribbons. Children can experiment with layering, patterns, emotional expression, and abstract pictures within the square, circular, and triangular frames. Creativity cards are included to aid teachers in fun classroom activities, working individually or in small groups. Begin with simple concepts and advance to more complex layering and creative, tactile designs. Triangle… More »
Notch Builders - 89 Piece Set
Notch Builders - 89 Piece Set
Item: 31203
Status: In Stock
$459.95
3 years & up. Great for indoor or outdoor use, this 89 piece set is made from FSC certified eucalyptus wood and weathers to a soft gray if left outdoors. Feature smooth sanded edges and notches that lock together allowing for big structures and endless building possibilities. With varying shapes and sizes, there are plenty to share, encouraging group participation. Smallest piece measures 6"L x 3"W. Largest piece measures 30"L x 3"W.
Notch Builders Storage Cart
Notch Builders Storage Cart
Item: 32881
Status: In Stock
$359.95
Transport your Notch Blocks inside and outside the classroom easily with the spacious, durable Notch Blocks Storage Cart. Barrel bolt construction keeps the wide, solid wood cart sturdy when holding all of your Notch Blocks. Features freely rotating, u-bracket casters for easy movement in any direction. Cleats on the top of the cart provides additional piece storage. Ships ready to assemble. Store in a cool, dry place. Measures 32.5" W x 18" D x 27" H. Notch Builders sold separately.
Sensory Play Stones: Breads of The World - Set of 8
Sensory Play Stones: Breads of The World - Set of 8
Item: 35480
Status: In Stock
$36.95
2 years & up. Be inspired with the unique selection of breads from around the world. Children will enjoy turning the outdoor kitchen into a bakery and create their own bread delights! The stones are made from a durable stone resin and can easily be cleaned. The set of 8 includes: saffron, bun, pretzel, croissant, challah, bagel, fougasse, and poppy seed bread. Measures 2" to 3".
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".
Sensory Play Stones: Foods of The World - Set of 8
Sensory Play Stones: Foods of The World - Set of 8
Item: 35479
Status: In Stock
$36.95
2 years & up. Let children explore global food and bring awareness to different cultures and encourage imaginative play. The stones are made from a stone resin and are durable and easily cleaned making them perfect for mud kitchens and outdoor food adventures. Set includes 8 foods: bao bun, empanada, kalitsounia, pizza, samosa, spring roll, sushi, and taco. Measures 1.5" to 3".
Go Green! Caring For Our Earth CD
Go Green! Caring For Our Earth CD
Item: 30677
Status: In Stock
$18.95
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.
Galvanized Tin Totes for Collecting Treasure and Loose Parts
Galvanized Tin Totes for Collecting Treasure and Loose Parts
Item: 62162
Status: In Stock
$20.95
4 years & up. Bring in your loot from the outdoors with these durable Galvanized Tin Totes for Collecting Treasure and Loose Parts. This trio of round buckets with sturdy handles is perfect for sorting and carrying nature treasures. Children will enjoy going outside and collecting materials for a STEM lesson, sensory learning, water table, or sand table! Contents not included. Two buckets measure 6"H and one measures 10"H.