Manipulatives

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Nature Feel and Find - 24 Pieces
Nature Feel and Find - 24 Pieces
Item: 37638
Status: In Stock
$64.95
3 years & up. Engage children's senses and strengthen their memory while playing this nature-inspired version of a classic matching game. Pieces representing flowers, spider webs, ladybugs, turtle shells, eggs, pine cones and other naturally occurring materials children already relate to the outdoors, allow for easy recognition and recall during play. Over-sized, wood cookie bases will naturally wear over time, revealing cause and effect behaviors and natural evolution to children. Set includes… More »
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Eastern
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Eastern
Item: 37640P
Status: In Stock
$89.95 - $129.95
3 years & up. Children can experience Eastern-inspired architecture, indoors and outdoors, building with the Notch Blocks Eastern set. Solid plastic, neutral-colored blocks feature notched parts that easily connect for strong, detailed builds. Using included ladders and bridge pieces, children can build different structures with varying elevated platforms and span natural elements. Set includes 10 double-sided build cards. Available in 87 pieces or 132 pieces.
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Western
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Western
Item: 37454P
Status: In Stock
$89.95 - $129.95
3 years & up. Children can experience Western-inspired architecture, indoors and outdoors, using the Notch Blocks Western set. Plastic, neutral-colored blocks feature notched parts that easily connect for strong, detailed builds. Using included ladders and bridge pieces, children can build different structures with varying elevated platforms and span natural elements. Set includes 10 double-sided build cards. Available in sets of 85 pieces or 129 pieces.
Snap Block Animals - 33 Pieces
Snap Block Animals - 33 Pieces
Item: 37452
Status: In Stock
$79.95
3 years & up. Children can build wild animals or create imaginative creatures using the Snap Block Animals set. Chunky, beech wood blocks lightly painted in natural shades, with a matte finish, are complete with metal snap hardware. Metal snaps hold tight for additional dramatic play opportunities using built block creatures. Set includes 33 blocks and 5 double-sided build cards.
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 91332
Status: In Stock
$46.95
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.
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.
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - 20 Pieces
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - 20 Pieces
Item: 32427
Status: In Stock
$70.95
2 years & up. Invite children to build thoughtfully and organically with Wooden Stackers Standing Stones. Inspired by prehistoric building blocks, these geometric, wooden stones foster a child's curiosity for creating ancient structures using organic, natural materials. Each wooden block is sanded smooth to highlight the beautiful gradient of the original wood. Different sizes help children understand weight, gravity and patterns. Inspiration cards encourage children to creatively stack and… More »
Interlox Squares - 40 Piece Set
Interlox Squares - 40 Piece Set
Item: 35347
Status: In Stock
$10.95
2 years & up. Add a new dimension to manipulative play with this 40 piece set. Simply clip the edges together to create an unlimited array of constructions. Build people, buildings, animals and more. Explore symmetry versus asymmetry, discover color combinations. Strengthens design, structure and balance skills. Enhance the designs by creating them on top of a light table. Includes a build guide.
Junior Engineer Creative Building Set
Junior Engineer Creative Building Set
Item: 86908
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Design all types of construction vehicles with our engineering set. Perfectly sized for small hands, children can connect the chunky bolts, wheels, and joints. As children build, they boost planning and motor skills. A total of 210 pieces in a stackable plastic container.
Resources: Earth's Elements at Play - 144 Pieces
Resources: Earth's Elements at Play - 144 Pieces
Item: 91277
Status: In Stock
$69.95
3 years & up. Inspire and be inspired with this set of 144 unique, soft formed loose parts that mimic elements we see in the world around us. The law of gravity will test a child's patience, concentration and problem solving skills while creating imaginative structures. The set includes loose parts that represent water, trees, bricks, wood, steel, stones, a ball and people. The idea guide is full of images that will help spark imaginations and inspire new creations.
Kaplan Dough Counting Mats - Set of 9
Kaplan Dough Counting Mats - Set of 9
Item: 86302
Status: In Stock
$18.95
3 years & up. Children can create dough eggs to put in the birds nest! Each dough mat has a numeral and corresponding counting dots so children know how many dough eggs to make and place in the nest. These mats are a wonderful and engaging way to incorporate math and fine motor skills. Activity card(s) included Gently wipe clean with a damp cloth, air dry. Measures 8.5" x 11". Set of 9.
Wood Stackers: River Stones - 20 Pieces
Wood Stackers: River Stones - 20 Pieces
Item: 32426
Status: In Stock
$69.95
2 years & up. Bring the instinctive wonder that children have for nature into the classroom with an organic, wooden building blocks set. The Wooden Stackers River Stones invite children to build and stack using blocks inspired by the natural, polished shapes of river rocks. The rounded, wooden stones are sanded smooth to highlight the beautiful gradient of the wood pieces. Different sizes help children understand weight, gravity and patterns. Inspiration cards encourage children to build creatively… 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.
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
Item: 63198
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. This 90-piece set includes a variety of items to create working waterways. Children can experiment with the effects that construction, gravity, and distance have on water pressure and flow as they create endless waterway configurations. Materials are transparent to allow for easy viewing of water flow. The Build a Waterway STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The funnels, measuring pitchers, connector tubes, blockers,… More »
Snap Together - 360 Pieces
Snap Together - 360 Pieces
Item: 86920
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Bring your architectural and engineering ideas to life! This Snap Together set features 360 cubes in four bright colors and four fun shapes. Connect these unbreakable cubes together in any direction to build unique structures. The possibilities are limitless! These building manipulatives encourage creativity and support the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each piece measures .75". Included: 360 Plastic Cubes and a Storage Tub.
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces - Over 480 Pieces
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces - Over 480 Pieces
Item: 86918
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Connect these bright, colorful stars from any direction for endless fun. With the Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces children will develop, fine motor skills, color recognition, and problem-solving skills, as they connect and build. Encourage children to call out the colors they use or build familiar shapes. This set includes over 480 plastic pieces. Pieces come in 4 colors (red, blue, green, and yellow) and include a storage box for easy cleanup.
Gears! Gears! Gears!®
Gears! Gears! Gears!®
Item: 30994P
Status: In Stock
$40.95 - $60.95
3 years & up. Challenge patterning and problem solving skills with these exciting sets of gears, cranks, connectors, pillars, and interlocking plates! Includes plenty of pieces in one size for hundreds of 3-dimensional possibilities. Available in 100 and 150 piece sets.
Nuts and Bolts - 72 Pieces
Nuts and Bolts - 72 Pieces
Item: 86923
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Match and connect the nut and bolt manipulatives by color and shape then twist them together. The nut and bolt pieces are designed for children to easily grasp and supports fine motor skills development. Bolts measure approximately 2.5". Includes 72 Plastic Nuts and Bolts Pieces and Storage Box.
Jumbo Lacing Beads - 360 Pieces
Jumbo Lacing Beads - 360 Pieces
Item: 86909
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Our jumbo-sized beads are just the right size for small hands and they're made of unbreakable plastic, so they'll stand up to years in the classroom. 360 chubby beads come in 6 shapes and 6 colors and have extra-big holes for no-fail stringing. Beads come in our plastic container and the round bead measures is .75".
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.
Interlox Squares - 96 Piece Set
Interlox Squares - 96 Piece Set
Item: 89290
Status: In Stock
$29.95
2 years & up. Add a new dimension to manipulative play with this 96 piece set. Simply clip the edges together to create an unlimited array of constructions. Build people, buildings, animals and more. Explore symmetry versus asymmetry, discover color combinations. Strengthens design, structure and balance skills. Enhance the designs by creating them on top of a light table. Comes with activity card(s).
Link A Shape
Link A Shape
Item: 46262
Status: In Stock
$46.95
Promo Pricing: $29.95
3 years & up. With the Link A Shape, children can build interesting figures that fit together any way they want. Simply slide the shapes together using the openings on the sides of the shapes. Link A Shape is a fun way for children to develop fine motor functions. Each shape is made of rugged, flexible plastic and comes in bright colors. The shapes vary and include squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, and more. The set includes 210 pieces, so children have a lot to build from.
Soft Shape Builders - 216 Pieces
Soft Shape Builders - 216 Pieces
Item: 30651
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Building toys help sharpen focus and establish patience, two very important life skills that your little one should develop on their journey through life! Children can build and learn about colors, shapes, and simple construction, all while having fun. Building toys are used to introduce different subjects, such as: the basics of math, science, arts, and even engineering. This set consists 216 pieces: 14 different shapes in 6 colors. Made in safe soft materials, the pieces are… More »
Connecting Balls Building Set - 140 Pieces
Connecting Balls Building Set - 140 Pieces
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.