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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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Image of 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 »
Image of Plus-Plus® Travel Case With 100 Plus-Plus Pieces & 1 White Baseplate
Plus-Plus® Travel Case With 100 Plus-Plus Pieces & 1 White Baseplate
Item: 148158
Status: In Stock
$28.95
5 years & up. The perfect travel toy just got even better! The Plus-Plus® Travel Case With 100 Plus-Plus® Pieces & 1 White Base plate is the perfect companion to take to restaurants, road trips, or anywhere else on the go. The durable fabric exterior over a flexible, but rugged case features a convenient carry handle. The unique Plus-Plus shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of 6 different basic colors. The travel case includes… More »
Image of Plus-Plus®) Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Plus-Plus®) Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Item: 148237
Status: In Stock
$49.99
5 years & up. The perfect travel toy just got even better! The Plus-Plus Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Base plates is the perfect companion to take to restaurants, road trips, or anywhere else on the go. The durable fabric exterior over a flexible, but rugged case, features a convenient carry handle. The unique Plus-Plus shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of basic and neon colors. The travel case includes 100 Plus-Plus pieces… More »
Image of 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
$69.95
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 »
Image of K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
Item: 25250
Status: In Stock
$69.95
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 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class levers along with fixed, movable and combination pulley systems. Includes building instructions for 8 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes K'nex rods and connectors in a sturdy, divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes, building… More »
Image of Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece Clear Colors Set
Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece Clear Colors Set
Item: 48099
Status: In Stock
$144.95
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.
Image of IO Blocks® - 500 Piece Set
IO Blocks® - 500 Piece Set
Item: 32171
Status: In Stock
$165.95
4 years & up. Create a limitless world of people, animals, architecture, robots, vehicles and more! This set is comprised of 12 unique plastic shapes and features six colors. IO Blocks connect with secure, yet easily adjustable friction fit and features a beautiful matte finish. The high-quality design of IO Blocks offers open-ended building possibilities and problem solving, puzzle-like qualities. Great for Parents and Educators interested in STEM skill development. Free IO App available from… More »
Image of Magna-Tiles® 16-Piece ICE Set
Magna-Tiles® 16-Piece ICE Set
Item: 147492
Status: In Stock
$36.95
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).
Image of Kinetic Domino Toppling Kit - 204 Pieces
Kinetic Domino Toppling Kit - 204 Pieces
Item: 36173
Status: In Stock
$49.95
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.
Image of PowerClix® Frames Natural - 74 Piece Set
PowerClix® Frames Natural - 74 Piece Set
Item: 32460
Status: In Stock
$154.95
4 years & up. PowerClix® Naturals integrate elements of natural play and loose parts theory with the innovative STEM toy building platform of PowerClix®. With organic, neutral colors, Naturals encourages children to build architectural constructions using familiar shapes. In keeping with STEM toy attributes, PowerClix® magnetic building toys encourage children to think like engineers while having fun. Children can build unlimited 3D forms by visualizing the underlying design structure… More »
Image of PowerClix® Solids Education Set - 94 Pieces
PowerClix® Solids Education Set - 94 Pieces
Item: 31647
Status: In Stock
$172.95
3 years & up. Explore and build endless 3-D models with this easy click and connect system. Colorful translucent plastics and unique geometric shapes allow for open-ended, creativity-inspired constructions. The activity guide gives young builders step-by-step instruction on how to create a variety of models while teaching them the basics of science, construction and engineering. 94 piece set.
Image of LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
Item: 89854
Status: In Stock
$279.95
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
Image of PowerClix® Solids Natural - 70 Piece Set
PowerClix® Solids Natural - 70 Piece Set
Item: 33944
Status: In Stock
$135.95
3 years & up. PowerClix® Solids Natural integrates elements of natural play, light and color exploration and loose parts theory with the innovative STEM toy building platform of PowerClix®. With nature-inspired colors, the Solids Natural set encourages children to create beautiful 2D patterns and advance to architectural constructions using familiar shapes. Use these pieces on a light table or in a sunny spot for a unique sensory experience. In keeping with STEM toy attributes, PowerClix®… More »
Image of IO Blocks® Tabletop Interlocking Construction Play Set
IO Blocks® Tabletop Interlocking Construction Play Set
Item: 32437
Status: In Stock
$104.95
3 years & up. Square, double-sided, puzzle-like base pieces interlock in a variety of ways to create a 2D or 3D base that supports IO Blocks® and gears. Encourages fine motor skills, problem solving, dramatic play and spatial conception. Children can build both horizontally and vertically use the base pieces. Little people with unique accessories and cows add an element of fun and imaginative play. Includes activity cards. 118 pieces.
Image of 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 »
Image of Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles - GO! Vehicles
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles - 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 »
Image of PowerClix® Frames Education Set - 100 Pieces
PowerClix® Frames Education Set - 100 Pieces
Item: 31142
Status: In Stock
$169.95
4 years & up. Explore and build endless 2D & 3D models with this easy click and connect system. Colorful translucent plastics and unique geometric shapes and extender rods allow for open-ended, creativity-inspired constructions. Integrates flawlessly with Solids and Organics PowerClix® systems. The activity guide gives young builders step-by-step instruction on how to create a variety of models while teaching them the basics of science, construction and engineering. Eight unique shapes… More »
Image of Magna-Tiles® Metropolis 110-Piece Set
Magna-Tiles® Metropolis 110-Piece Set
Item: 147666
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$159.95
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.