Outdoor Classrooms

Grounds For Play is a big supporter of outdoor classrooms. We all know the benefits of being outdoors, including elevating mood and a better night’s sleep to name just two.

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The Benefits of Learning Outdoors

Many studies highlight the amazing benefits of what combining the great outdoors with learning could do for your classroom.

These studies suggest children benefited from outdoor learning spaces not only in their personal lives through improved behavior and health but also academically through higher test scores. At Grounds For Play, we advocate for outdoor learning by equipping schools and childcares like yours with the equipment you need to create a successful outdoor learning environment.

What to Include in Your Outdoor Classroom

When thinking about outdoor classroom design, two major items should be considered: outdoor classroom furniture and outdoor classroom equipment. However, don’t worry, we have you covered on both.

When it comes to outdoor classroom furniture or outdoor classroom seating areas, you can get creative! Log stumps? Go for it! Benches that look like trees? You bet! Seats that look like mushrooms? Well, you get the idea. We’re here to help bring your idea to life. A must when it comes to outdoor classroom design? Shade! Providing shade to your outdoor classroom is an economical way of ensuring your class is cool and comfortable, especially for childcares, preschools, or elementary schools that may be in warmer states. We provide a variety of standard or whimsical designs to help meet your vision.

If you're looking to include outdoor classroom equipment that reflects your curriculum, look at all the educational playground equipment we have. Introduce children to weather, the solar system, grid systems, and more with our unique and educational outdoor play equipment. With Grounds For Play, you can create fun outdoor learning spaces that encourage science, math, art, and even music development. We have a variety of outdoor science products that bring key learning to the playground, as well as a collection of outdoor art easels and nature products. Browse some of our outdoor classroom equipment below.

Need help with selecting playground equipment?

Our knowledgeable sales representatives can help you pick playground equipment that is age-appropriate, suitable to the space available, and within budget.