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.
LEGO® Classic Creative Transparent Bricks - Mixed with Solid Bricks - 11013
LEGO® Classic Creative Transparent Bricks - Mixed with 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 »
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
Item: 89854
Status: In Stock
$229.95
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® 48-Piece Clear Color DX Set
Magna-Tiles® 48-Piece Clear Color DX Set
Item: 141835
Status: In Stock
$76.95
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 »
LEGO® City Road Plates - 60304
LEGO® City Road Plates - 60304
Item: 144759
Status: In Stock
$22.95
5 years & up. Add a realistic look to your LEGO® City creations and connect to other sets to expand your city with these cool LEGO® City Road Plates. This awesome construction set comes with glow-in-the-dark streetlights, traffic lights, road signs, traffic lane markings, speed bumps, a crosswalk, trees and greenery. Connect and expand your city with these LEGO® City Road Plates, including toy streetlights, traffic lights, road signs, speed bumps and a crosswalk. Road Plate layout… More »
Plus-Plus®) Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Plus-Plus®) Travel Case With 500 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Item: 148237
Status: In Stock
$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 »
Plus-Plus® 240 Piece Basic Color Tube Set & Baseplate Duo - Building STEM Toy
Plus-Plus® 240 Piece Basic Color Tube Set & Baseplate Duo - Building STEM Toy
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 »
LEGO® City™ Tractor - 60287
LEGO® City™ Tractor - 60287
Item: 144753
Status: In Stock
$26.95
5 years & up. Head for the countryside aboard the iconic LEGO® City tractor. Driving over rough ground is no problem with the tractor's huge rear tires. Load the hay bales and crate with a pumpkin, apple and carrots into the tractor bucket. Then raise the boom to lift them into the air and drive them over to the farmer and his daughter - there's a hungry rabbit to feed! This cool red tractor comes with lots of realistic details that kids will love, plus fun characters and accessories for… More »
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 »
PowerClix® Solids Natural - 70 Piece Set
PowerClix® Solids Natural - 70 Piece Set
Item: 33944
Status: In Stock
$109.95
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 »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set GO! - STEM Building Set - 820 Pieces
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set GO! - STEM Building Set - 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
$159.95
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. Hero fire chief Freya McCloud is at it again, saving the day in this scene inspired from the LEGO® City TV series. The directions are easy to follow, allowing even budding builders to enjoy the build-and-play experience around this sensational fire fighting! No batteries are necessary to stimulate the creativity created from this set. Encourage language development and social and emotional skill building through interacting with others during LEGO® City adventures. 93 pieces.… More »
Dizzy Droid™ Building Kit
Dizzy Droid™ Building Kit
Item: 146856
Status: In Stock
$29.95
6 years & up. A droid construction set that actually moves and works! This Techno Gears Dizzy Droid™ building kit by The Learning Journey will put your little engineer's skills to the test. The challenge is to put all the brightly colored pieces and gears together in a way that will allow them to turn together at the push of a button. When your child is finished building they should have a quirky little droid with eyes, turning gears, wheels and more! Promotes STEM learning. Included:… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Pastel - STEM Building Set - 400 Pieces
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Pastel - STEM Building Set - 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 »
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 »
Lux Car & Motorcycle 2-in-1 Starter Pack - 80 Pieces
Lux Car & Motorcycle 2-in-1 Starter Pack - 80 Pieces
Item: 147912
Status: In Stock
$25.95
$15.95
3 years & up. Experience the world of Lux through the patented revolutionary snapping hinge technology. Users are able to build structures, which curve, bend, move, and fold! Modeled after nature at the molecular level, Lux connects not through sticking or stacking like other building sets, but through linking pieces together. Each durable building block piece connects on all four sides allowing for more flexible builds to create toys where any part can move. The Motorcycle and Car Set include… More »
PowerClix® Frames Education Set
PowerClix® Frames Education Set
Item: 31142P
Status: In Stock
$74.95 - $149.95
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 »
LEGO® City™ Family House - 60291
LEGO® City™ Family House - 60291
Item: 144756
Status: In Stock
$78.95
5 years & up. Welcome to the family house, an eco-friendly home with solar panels and an Octan-E charging station for the cool electric car. Step inside and you'll discover lots of well-equipped rooms, including a kitchen with a smoothie maker and a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Outside you can grow veggies, bathe the Labrador retriever or enjoy a game of road hockey. But watch out for the poop! Kids can explore green living with this family house building set - packed with realistic… More »
PowerClix® Solids Education Set
PowerClix® Solids Education Set
Item: 31647P
Status: In Stock
$75.95 - $145.95
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.
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 »
Plus-Plus® Neon Set - 600 Piece - STEM Building Set
Plus-Plus® Neon Set - 600 Piece - STEM Building Set
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 »
Plus-Plus® Basic Set - 1200 Piece - STEM Building Set
Plus-Plus® Basic Set - 1200 Piece - STEM Building Set
Item: 148181
Status: In Stock
$69.99
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus Basic 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 10 different colors; basic red, basic orange, basic yellow, basic green, basic blue, basic purple, gray, black, and white. Also includes a full-color, fold-out booklet with inspirations for your creations!… More »