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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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 »
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Big Box Set
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Big Box Set
Item: 52463
Status: In Stock
$44.95
5 years & up. Every dinosaur, robot, flower, fish, sun or tower is a working marble maze! Inspire creative play by building the amazing marble run sculptures in the idea book or make up your own! The Big Box set includes high-quality red, yellow, green, blue, and clear blocks. Set includes: 72 cubes, 20 balls, and an idea booklet.
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.
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 »
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.
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
Item: 89854
Status: In Stock
$249.95
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.
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® Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Plus-Plus® Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Item: 148237P
Status: In Stock
$22.99 - $47.99
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 »
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 »
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 »
Magna-Tiles® 48-Piece Clear Color DX Set
Magna-Tiles® 48-Piece Clear Color DX Set
Item: 141835
Status: In Stock
$84.95
3 years & up. This unique set includes additional accessory pieces not found in other Magna-Tiles® sets such as a hinged door, hole punched triangles, arch, wheeled chassis, and more! For young minds taking flat objects and constructing 3-D objects is a new and exciting discovery. Each tile is constructed with bright clear colors with magnets on all sides. The secret is the unique ability to attract even when they are flipped. This 48 piece unbreakable set includes square and triangular… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Pastel - 400 Pieces
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Pastel - 400 Pieces
Item: 148180
Status: In Stock
$26.99
5 years & up. This Plus-Plus Learn to Build Pastel 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. Learn to Build Pastel Set includes: 400 bricks - 300 Pastel color mix pieces and 100 Neon color mix pieces, a base plate and a guide book that gives step-by step instructions to build flat mosaics and 3D creations - animals, people, buildings and… More »
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Mega Stunt Set
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Mega Stunt Set
Item: 52464
Status: In Stock
$89.95
6 years & up. This is not your ordinary addition to the marble run family! Put the laws of motion to the test with this Mega Stunt set. The ingenious pieces interlock in endless configurations, while double-exit cubes keep you guessing on which way the marbles will go! Set includes: 108 cubes, 2 cascade stilts, 2 coaster tubes, 1 marble vortex, 1 pivot trampoline, 2 universal connectors, 30 steel marbles, and instructions.
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 »
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 »
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.
LEGO® City Fire Helicopter Response - 60248
LEGO® City Fire Helicopter Response - 60248
Item: 144717
Status: In Stock
$38.95
5 years & up. Give your everyday hero the high-action excitement of LEGO® City with this Fire Helicopter Response playset! Action-packed fun awaits, with a cool flying ripcord helicopter, rescue ATV and a burning pipe, plus 3 minifigures, including an ace firefighter pilot, accident-prone worker and LEGO® City TV fire chief Freya McCloud. No batteries are necessary to stimulate the creativity inspired from this 93 piece set. Easy-to-follow building instructions encourage independent… More »
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
Item: 25250
Status: In Stock
$53.95
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 »
PowerClix® Solids Education Set
PowerClix® Solids Education Set
Item: 31647P
Status: In Stock
$91.95 - $169.95
3 years & up. PowerClix® Solids are colorful, solid translucent plastics and geometric shapes that allow for open-ended, creativity-inspiring constructions. In keeping with STEM toy attributes, PowerClix® magnetic building toys encourage children to think like engineers while having fun. From 2D and 3D structures to simple solid geometric shapes, children will have fun while furthering their understanding of how mass and volume are used to model an object. Solids are designed to integrate… More »
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 »
LEGO® Friends Heartlake City Shopping Mall - 41450
LEGO® Friends Heartlake City Shopping Mall - 41450
Item: 144779
Status: In Stock
$130.95
8 years & up. The LEGO® Friends Heartlake City Shopping Mall makes it easy for kids to recreate a family day out! Packed with clever details, the mall has 5 stores covering a range of kids' interests, from tech and music, to fashion and toys. The food court will be found on the 3rd floor and consists of a bubble-tea stand and a noodle restaurant, but don't miss the ATM, moving escalator, baby-changing station or the slide that connects the second and third floors! Set inlcudes: 4 LEGO®… More »
Plus-Plus® Neon Building Set - 600 Pieces
Plus-Plus® Neon Building Set - 600 Pieces
Item: 148182
Status: In Stock
$39.99
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus Neon 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 blue, neon green, neon pink, neon yellow, neon orange and neon transparent. Also includes a full-color, fold-out booklet with inspirations for your creations! Includes 600 pieces. Made of BPA-free and phthalate-free… More »