Building Manipulatives

Play centered around building and construction offers a rich opportunity for early math, science, and STEAM learning, as well as the development of social, emotional, language, motor, and cognitive skills. Encourage these creative learning explorations with Kaplan’s selection of building manipulatives.

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Kinetic Domino Toppling Kit - 204 Pieces
Kinetic Domino Toppling Kit - 204 Pieces
Item: 36173
Status: In Stock
$48.95
3 years & up. This kit is full of fun and STEM learning! Build your own domino stack, chain reaction or run. The dominoes are built to pro-scale so they are balanced for perfect building and toppling. The rapid tracks, spinners and templates help you design anything you can imagine such as stunts, tricks or cool designs. The possibilities are endless! Kit includes 180 kinetic dominoes, 5 rapid tracks, 1 staircase bridge, 1 speed template, 2 straight tracks, 12 domino arcs and 3 spinners. Non-toxic materials.
SmartLab® Aftershock Earthquake Lab™ Kit
SmartLab® Aftershock Earthquake Lab™ Kit
Item: 146301
Status: In Stock
$39.99
8 years & up. Put your engineering skills to the test and see if you can construct a building that can endure an earthquake with the Aftershock Earthquake Lab. Simply assemble a building on top of the shake table and test your creations with realistic quakes. You can choose from various types of earthquakes, magnitudes and durations. Learn more with the 24-page, full-color Seismic Science book that is included. Book size: 11" x 8.5". Promotes STEM learning. Requires 3 AA batteries… More »
Translucent Connecting Tubes
Translucent Connecting Tubes
Item: 30641
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. These easy-fit tubes are a wonderful manipulative to use alone or add extra excitement by introducing them to the light table or sand and water table. Just add a child's imagination and their natural desire to explore and see what happens! Stored in a sturdy, stackable container that measures 12"L x 7"W x 6"H. 80 pieces included.
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 91332
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. Natural and unscripted play patterns emerge when Branch Blocks are provided for building and dramatic play inspiration. The intact textured bark on each building piece adds sensory exploration mirroring the organic benefits of outdoor play. Use Branch Blocks to practice stacking, sorting and STEM activities. Includes 36 wood pieces.
Magic Connectors Building Set - 90 Pieces
Magic Connectors Building Set - 90 Pieces
Item: 86913
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Magic Connectors feature brightly colored pieces that snap together to create fun, free-form designs and letter shapes. These uniquely-shaped connectors enhance gross and fine motor skills through the creative building. Encourage children to build their own unique figures. Use these pieces in a lesson about shapes, and assign children a shape to build afterward. Longest piece measures 3". Included: 75 Connectors, 6 Wheels, 9 Spokes, and Storage Box.
LEGO® Classic Creative Transparent and Solid Bricks - 11013
LEGO® Classic Creative Transparent and Solid Bricks - 11013
Item: 144760
Status: In Stock
$39.95
4 years & up. Add sparkle to kids' LEGO® creations with this LEGO® Classic Creative Transparent Bricks playset, featuring a colorful selection of translucent pieces. Kids can choose from 8 glistening build ideas, from a wizard with his potion bottles to a shiny, tea-serving robot. And with extra bricks in the box, kids can create whatever they can imagine, developing key life skills as they build and play. Kids can add a sparkle to their creations with this awesome playset - 8 fun model… More »
Clip Sticks & Connectors - 460 Pieces
Clip Sticks & Connectors - 460 Pieces
Item: 31497
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. From simple designs to more engineering marvels, these simple sticks connect from end to end or along any side. Add rings to make movement and added interest, the possibilities are endless.This large set includes 36 sticks (2.75"L) in 10 colors, 4 large rings (2" in diameter) and 6 small rings (1.5" in diameter) in 10 colors. 460 pieces.
Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece Clear Colors Set
Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece Clear Colors Set
Item: 48099
Status: In Stock
$139.95
3 years & up. These translucent, colorful shaped magnetic tiles teach spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building! The tiles attract on all sides and in all combinations, helping children move from two-dimensional to three-dimensional creations. This unbreakable set contains 50 Small Squares, 4 Large Squares, 15 Isosceles Triangles, 11 Right Triangles and 20 Equilateral Triangles.
Makit Woodbuilders - 70 pieces
Makit Woodbuilders - 70 pieces
Item: 22025
Status: In Stock
$34.95
3 years & up. This 70 piece set includes large easy to manipulate pieces made of smooth sanded hardwood. Full of multi-colored pieces including connector rods and circles. This engaging kit lets your little one be the inventor for hours of fun. Set comes in a sturdy, storage container. Longest rod is 4.5" long.
Tube Construction - 72 Pieces
Tube Construction - 72 Pieces
Item: 30652
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. This unique building set adds a new dimension to tube construction -- wheels! Children can build endless tube designs and add wheels to make them move. Easy-fit construction, this set includes 26 straight tubes, 26 shaped tubes, 6 tubes, 6 cross tubes, 8 wheels in assorted vibrant colors for a total of 72 pieces. This set also comes in a durable stackable storage container.
Transparent Marble Run
Transparent Marble Run
Item: 84211
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Roll your way into a good time with this marbulous-marble run! The durable, transparent pieces allow children to visually track the entire course of their marble as it makes its journey through several fun twists and turns. This Transparent Marble Run promotes fine motor skills, spatial relationships, logic, and STEM skills. The colorful pieces can fit together multiple ways, so children can design them differently each time. Have children drop the marbles in at different points… More »
Magna-Tiles® Metropolis 110-Piece Set
Magna-Tiles® Metropolis 110-Piece Set
Item: 147666
Status: In Stock
$149.95
3 years & up. Magna-Tiles® Metropolis allows you to create spinning windmills, houses, cars, skyscrapers, and more with all new shapes and spinners. Tiles are designed with magnets on all sides that cause them to attract even when they are flipped. Ideal for teaching spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building. Includes 110 Magnetic building tiles with 3 new shapes: A spinner, windows, and quarter circles.
Plus-Plus®) 240 Piece Basic Color & Baseplate Duo
Plus-Plus®) 240 Piece Basic Color & Baseplate Duo
Item: 147990
Status: In Stock
$26.99
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus 240 Piece Building Set with 2 Base plates is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of 6 different basic colors. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. Includes: 240 brick pieces, 2 base plates and an idea guide booklet. Made of BPA-free… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles - STEM Building Set - GO! Vehicles
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles - STEM Building Set - GO! Vehicles
Item: 147993
Status: In Stock
$26.99
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus Learn to Build GO! Vehicles Building Set is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of 11 different colors. Set comes with 360 pieces and also includes 9 wheels and 2 chassis base plates. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. The guide book… More »
Connecting Balls Building Set
Connecting Balls Building Set
Item: 30647
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Endless construction possibilities, bright fluorescent colors, easy-to-connect pieces, all add up to fun. This 140 piece set consists of 5 different shapes in 5 assorted colors. Includes a sturdy, stackable container that measures 12"L x 7" W" x 6"H.
Magna-Tiles® 16-Piece ICE Set
Magna-Tiles® 16-Piece ICE Set
Item: 147492
Status: In Stock
$34.95
3 years & up. Build some really cool 3-D structures or 2-D patterns with the Magna-Tiles® ICE set! The tiles are colorless and transparent, making them a fun addition to other colorful Magna-Tiles® sets--they make great windows too! Each shape in this set measures 3" per side and comes with 16 pieces. The possibilities are endless! Included: 16 clear and colorless shapes including squares (4 small) and triangles (4 equilateral, 4 right, 4 isosceles).
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Glow in the Dark Mix - 400 Pieces & Baseplate
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Glow in the Dark Mix - 400 Pieces & Baseplate
Item: 147991
Status: In Stock
$26.99
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus Learn to Build Glow in the Dark Mix Building Set is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of neon colors, as well as black and glow in the dark pieces. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. Includes: 260 neon pieces, 140 glow in the dark… More »
Connecting and Lacing Beads
Connecting and Lacing Beads
Item: 30649
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. A big set of connectable beads that can be snapped together from four directions for maximum building possibilities. Large holes in each bead make them prefect for lacing activities- just add laces. Great for building fine motor skills, creativity, flexibility and encourage children to learn numeration, mathematical operations, patterning, symmetry and rotations. Includes 12"L x 7"W x6"H stack-able storage container. 432 pieces in assorted colors.
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set GO! - 820 Pieces
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set GO! - 820 Pieces
Item: 148185
Status: In Stock
$59.99
5 years & up. With Plus-Plus Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set GO!, you can build a Dump Truck, Jet, Dune Buggy, Go Cart and more! Use your imagination to customize your ride. The Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set GO! includes 800 pieces, 16 wheels, and 4 chassis base plates, along with instructions to create many different vehicles. Once you assemble, download the free app for even more building ideas. A perfect STEM toy to develop fine motor skills, focus and patience - as well as design,… More »
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Moving Monkeys™
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Moving Monkeys™
Item: 22019
Status: In Stock
$61.95
4 years & up. In this jungle-themed set, monkeys fly through the palm trees by their tails, then spin, twist and turn. Colorful set features plastic gears, crank, connectors and base plates for endless building possibilities. Kids develop their own "gears jungle" or use the easy-to-follow instructions. Includes 136 pieces.
Ring Construction
Ring Construction
Item: 30640
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. This Ring Construction set is perfect for your future architect! Build tall, round towers or interlink the pieces to create a variety of patterns. These easy to grip rings are sized just right for little hands. Encourage children to identify colors and count out the pieces as they develop fine motor skills. Each plastic ring measures 2" in diameter and .75" high, and comes in 6 different colors. Includes 96 pieces.
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Sports - STEM Building Set - 380 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Sports - STEM Building Set - 380 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Item: 147992
Status: In Stock
$26.99
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Sports Building Set is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of basic colors, and also includes 2 baseplates - 1 tan and 1 green. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. The guide book gives step-by step instructions… More »
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - 7 Model Builds
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - 7 Model Builds
Item: 25251
Status: In Stock
$59.95
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation concepts such as gearing up/down and increasing speed/force as they build crank fans, egg beaters and more. Includes building instructions for 6 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes building materials in a sturdy divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes,… More »
LEGO® XL Blue Storage Bins - 9840 - Set of 6
LEGO® XL Blue Storage Bins - 9840 - Set of 6
Item: 89901
Status: In Stock
$169.95
18 months & up. This large storage box comes in packs of six. The boxes have transparent lids that snap into place and are ideal for stacking. They are great for most LEGO® Education Preschool sets. Each box has drainage holes so that LEGO® elements can be washed in the containers. Bins measure 16.5" x 12" x 10". Set of 6 bins with lids.