Dear Mummy, I’m fascinated by the outdoors and the changing of the seasons. Recently we’ve picked the last of the summer strawberries, planted our bulbs for Spring and watched the leaves turn on the trees. Autumn is now here and I’ve been inspecting it with great pleasure.
At the end of the summer I was asked to review a children’s Outdoor Discovery Kit from Learning Resources. It’s for pre-schoolers and school aged children from 3 years and up. The pack contains ten information cards with activities to complete, an observation jar, plastic watering can, three plastic plant pots and plant markers, ladybird bug jar and a handy scooper.
I’ve enjoyed taking my discovery set to the pick your own (PYO) strawberry fields capturing bugs to inspect in my jar. The bug jar feature 3.5x magnification in the lid which makes it easy to see the detail on the creatures I’ve captured. I’ve also had fun planting seedlings and creating concoctions in the small glass planters.
My mummy has been setting me challenges from the prompt cards inside the pack and watching me complete tasks on my own. It really has been a boredom buster for late afternoons after school and on days out in the countryside.
Learning through play is a great way for information to seep into my head. I’m fascinated by what I’ve discovered with the help of this kit. Especially using the tong scoopers to capture creatures safely so they don’t get harmed. I haven’t shyed away from bugs or spiders and it has led to a great interest of the world around me on our walks home from school. The handy scoopers help develop my hand strength and fine motor skills and are great fun to use.
My daddy has even been tempted to use the tong scoopers on the masses of spiders which have descended on the house since the nights have drawn in. They’ve also been handy for picking blackberries and foraging through hedgerows.
Autumn is the perfect time for getting outside and discovering more of what nature has to offer. I can’t wait to inspect more bugs, collect conkers and acorns and encourage my seedlings to grow by looking after them in the winter months.
This is a great activity set for £24 and you get a lot included in the pack. It’s also nice to have something that I won’t get bored with and that keeps coming out season after season. It would make a great alternative present for children this Christmas!
What do you think of this discovery set? Would you be brave enough to capture a spider and inspect it in one of the jars?
Love Bella x
35 thoughts on “My outdoor discovery set!”
I think that for £24 it is great value for an outdoor set and I agree that play can lead to learning. What an educational experience x
That looks like one fab set that my son would love! I’m going to add it to his christmas/birthday wishlist. I love learning resources products and this looks so educational
Today a spider fell into my living room when I opened the window and I was ready to move out. I called my neighbour to help get it out.
This outdoor discovery set seems lovely and educational too
Outdoor fun is always good. Great photos to show of this kit. I want a go!
Now this looks like such an awesome outdoor kit there is nothing like getting to search for things in the outdoors.
This looks great and really educational too. I would have loved this when i was younger
Ooh! This looks fantastic, and such a great way to connect with (and learn more about) nature too! The fruit you’ve picked looks fantastic as well – I love going berry picking at this time of year! ❤ xxx
This set looks great. I’m not brilliant at doing outdoors stuff with my kids so I think this would help me get them out there
Bella,tell your dad to grab a couple of those spiders and drop them on your mum when she is taking a shower……let us know how that goes.
My little niece would probably like this discovery set. Now, I got an idea what to give her as my Christmas present!
This set is brilliant. My kids love discovering nature and we managed to find a frog in the garden last week
I remember having a weather kit similar to this and I loved going outside and checking up on it x
I really like the idea of this set – Our youngest is absolutely terrified of creatures especially spiders so I’m wondering if this might be the thing to get her slightly more confident?
My daughter would absolutely love this! She always manages to find worm she in our garden and kindly brings them over to show me 😂
Well… I’m 20 and I feel that I should buy this set to get used to bugs again! As a child I loved bugs but now I hate them… this set would definitely help lol!
Fun kit for kids and educational too – ideal to gift someone 🙂 x
You are completely right, autumn is the best time to get out and explore! This set has so many great products from the watering can to the jars perfect for bug hunting!
The tong scoopers from the outdoor discovery set sounds ideal for capturing creatures safely so they don’t get harmed. What a fun and educational set x
Lovely gift for an outdoor explorer but maybe a little more than i would pay for it
She looks so happy with the set! I used to love capturing bugs when I was younger, this sounds like the perfect set to have fun outdoors! x
My niece and nephew love anything to do with the outdoors, so this would be the ideal charismas present for them.
I think it looks great. I love that there is a good range of items in the pack and that scooper looks great with the bright colours perfect for bug catching.
Aww this looks awesome! I know my little bro would love it – its a great way to encourage kids to get outdoors and interested in nature too.
What a sweet set although I’m not sure I want to help with the catching of spiders – eek! They’d have to keep that bit outside!! My three would love this.
That sounds like an awesome playset especially to those who like playing outdoors. I’m sure kids would love getting this gift since Christmas is just around the corner.
Love that Dad used the tings to catch spiders, I’d probably do the same. This sounds like a great present for kids right now, gives them a really interactive feel about the garden and changing seasons
We adore Learning Resources stuff here, we haven’t seen this before but it looks good
This looks like a great outdoors activity set that can help children develop their imagination. The scoop is great as it doesn’t harm insects.
Any toys that encourage learning are always good in my book. If it means you have great fun at the same time, then it’s a bonus. You look like you’ve had great fun with this, Bella xx
This is a great kit, Bella! You are much braver than my girls, they wouldn’t go near a spider! xx
I’m learning slow….my folks hate spiders!
What an amazing little set – something loads of children would enjoy – including my own!
I’m going to go and buy one of these right now. My daughter would absolutely LOVE this kit! It sounds so amazing Bella! 😀 I love the tong scoopers. x
Such an amazing kit for kids to get to grips with nature!
Oh this looks great for any budding little gardener!