Melissa & Doug Launches Let’s Explore™ Outdoor -Themed Toys

By Melissa & Doug

When nature adventures became an outlet for families to escape lockdown boredom during the early days of the pandemic, the nation adopted a “get out and enjoy the great outdoors” mantra.

The Let’s Explore™ line from Melissa & Doug takes that philosophy to heart, with a selection of toys designed for adventures that encourages kids to connect with the natural world through imaginative play! 

Let’s Explore™ Toys for Outdoor Adventures & Imaginative Play

Here’s a few tasty bites of what you can expect from the Let’s Explore™ toys. 

Let’s Explore Fishing Play Set 

Teach your kids how to land the catch of the day with the fantastically fun pretend fishing play set, where amateur anglers can learn how to bait hooks, cast off, and which fish to catch! 

Grab the two wooden fishing rods, bait the hooks with pretend worms, then hook and scoop up the six wooden fish! A reversible play mat lets young anglers choose a winter or summer experience. The illustrated fishing guide helps identify fish types, explains fishing basics, and includes fun games. Everything stores in the tackle box for quick and easy cleanup.

Let’s Explore Hiking Play Set 

Load up the kid-sized backpack with hiking essentials such as a canteen, play snacks, and a first aid kit. Hikers can protect themselves with play sunscreen and a clip-on safety whistle. Use the play binoculars to discover animal tracks (includes six double-sided track cards), and the trail guide and multi-tool (compass, magnifier, saw, and ruler) to navigate and explore! Everything stores in the adjustable backpack for quick and easy cleanup.

Let’s Explore Indoor/Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Play Set

Explore the yard, the park, the playground, and more with the Outdoor version, or hunt for everyday items right at home with the Indoor cards. Choose from 80 double-sided cards, grab one of two jumbo collection totes, set the 10-minute timer, then ready, set, explore! The play set also includes two reusable ID tags for the totes, and a collectible medallion.

Let’s Explore Flower Gardening Play Set

Explore the hands-on joy of making a garden grow, anywhere, anytime with colour-changing pretend play flowers! Plant play daisy seeds and a tulip bulb in the spongey soil inserts, mark the spot with plant tags, pretend to “fertilize,” and spray to water. Slide the daisy or tulip into the flowerpot, then squirt with the spray bottle to see the flowers magically “bloom” as water changes the surface from white to beautiful colours!

And that’s not even close to all this new line of discovery toys has to offer. Keep reading for more highlights, and discover the joy of outdoor adventures that instill curiosity and confidence while inspiring kids to say, “Let’s Explore™”!

Let’s Explore Outdoor Observations Play Set

Explore the outdoor experience of discovering, making a home for, and observing critters that swim, crawl, and fly, anywhere, anytime! Collect real or pretend insects, butterflies, frogs, and more with tweezers and a scooper and pop them in the durable plastic terrarium with lid and carrying handle. Use the magnifying cap and six double-sided ID cards to observe them in their new home! The terrarium has a removable base and a double-sided background card and can be filled with water, sand, or dirt.

Let’s Explore Critter Net Play Set

Explore the outdoor experience of catching and observing critters that swim, crawl, and fly, anywhere, anytime! Use the removable tray to see creatures underwater or fit it in the net to scoop them up for up-close observations. Use the net on its own to catch real or imaginary butterflies, grasshoppers, frogs, or fish. Six double-sided identification cards show life cycles and parts of the body for all kinds of critters and clip to the net, so they are always handy. Enhance pretend play with a spinner game and three folded cardstock critters to catch and observe. 

Nest is a stockist of Melissa & Doug toys. With everything that Melissa & Doug create, they hope to encourage:

  • Free Play
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Learning
  • Discovery

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