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
$729.95
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
$789.95
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
$779.95
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
$439.95
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™ Adirondack Chair
Nature to Play™ Adirondack Chair
Item: 32988
Status: In Stock
$244.95
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
$399.95
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™ Rectangle Table
Nature to Play™ Rectangle Table
Item: 32991
Status: In Stock
$639.95
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
$139.95
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
$164.95
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
$709.95
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™ Crate
Nature to Play™ Crate
Item: 32994
Status: In Stock
$104.95
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 Garden Tools - Set of 3
Child Size Garden Tools - Set of 3
Item: 62571
Status: In Stock
$24.95
5 years & up. Sized with children in mind, these real wood-handled metal garden tools will inspire the youngest green thumbs! Approximately 28" long. Colors will vary.
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.
Outdoor Hollow Blocks - 25 Piece Set
Outdoor Hollow Blocks - 25 Piece Set
Item: 33945
Status: In Stock
$999.95
3 years & up. Combine the creativity inherent in block play and gross-motor energy with Outdoor Hollow Blocks. Made of FSC certified eucalyptus wood, the framed blocks and flat boards in varying sizes allow for substantial, interactive group builds during outdoor play. Blocks feature smooth-sanded edges and surfaces and durable construction meant to withstand rugged, outdoor play. Follow care instructions included for proper maintenance. Store in a dry, shaded area.
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 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: 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 Treasure Totes
Galvanized Tin Treasure Totes
Item: 62162
Status: In Stock
$20.95
This trio of round buckets with sturdy handles is perfect for sorting and carrying nature treasures! Set includes two 6" buckets and one 10" bucket. Contents not included.
Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand
Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand
Item: 62630
Status: In Stock
$44.95
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.
Outdoor Clipboards - Set of 3
Outdoor Clipboards - Set of 3
Item: 62160
Status: In Stock
$22.95
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.
Let's Take It Outside!
Let's Take It Outside!
Item: 26123
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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 »
Sweet Basil Seeds 3-Pack
Sweet Basil Seeds 3-Pack
Item: 32857
Status: In Stock
$9.95
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.