Manipulatives

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Let's Investigate - Seashore - Set of 8 Stones
Let's Investigate - Seashore - Set of 8 Stones
Item: 300185
Status: In Stock
$32.95
Ages 2 years & up. Be transported to the ocean with these beautifully tactile stones that reflect the natural treasures children might discover at the seashore! Designed for outdoor learning and investigative play, the stones are robust for lots of outside adventures! Made from a unique stone mix, they are durable enough to be used in water, dirt, mud and clay, and are easily cleaned. Perfect for outdoor discoveries, compare with the real things, make imprints in dough or sand, and make rubbings… More »
Plus-Plus® GO! Fire Truck & Firefighter Building Set - 430 Pieces
Plus-Plus® GO! Fire Truck & Firefighter Building Set - 430 Pieces
Item: 300149
Status: In Stock
$49.95
7 years & up. Imagine, build, create! Plus-Plus® GO! Fire Truck & Firefighter 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, or curved structures. Includes the GO! Fire Fighter Set with 360 pieces in 8 different colors, 9 wheels, and 2 baseplates, as well as a Fire Fighter Tube that contains 70 pieces with 3 skin tone choices. Made of BPA-free and phthalate-free… More »
Let's Investigate - Nature - Set of 8 Stones
Let's Investigate - Nature - Set of 8 Stones
Item: 300184
Status: In Stock
$32.95
Ages 2 years & up. These beautifully tactile stones reflect the natural treasures children might discover in the outdoor world. Designed for outdoor learning, investigative play and forest school, the stones are robust for lots of outside adventures! Made from a unique stone mix, they are durable enough to be used in water, soil, mud and clay, and are easily cleaned. Go on a nature hunt and compare with the real things, make imprints in dough and make rubbings using wax crayons. Set contains… More »
Translucent Connecting Tubes
Translucent Connecting Tubes
Item: 30641
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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
$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.
Nuts and Bolts - 72 Pieces
Nuts and Bolts - 72 Pieces
Item: 86923
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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.
Junior Engineer Creative Building Set
Junior Engineer Creative Building Set
Item: 86908
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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.
Magic Connectors Building Set - 90 Pieces
Magic Connectors Building Set - 90 Pieces
Item: 86913
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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.
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 »
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.
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.
Snap Together - 360 Pieces
Snap Together - 360 Pieces
Item: 86920
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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.
Gears! Gears! Gears!®
Gears! Gears! Gears!®
Item: 30994P
Status: In Stock
$44.95 - $62.95
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.
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces - Over 480 Pieces
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces - Over 480 Pieces
Item: 86918
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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.
Wooden Marble Run Race Track - 81 Pieces
Wooden Marble Run Race Track - 81 Pieces
Item: 148224
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Prepare for some marble speed racing with this Do-It-Yourself block set! This Marble Run Race Track is made of wood and includes everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind marble track! Track includes a jump, bell-bucket, spiral funnel and a sliding track for your 20 marbles to get through. Build the towers and tracks, then send your marbles rolling down through all the trick, twists and surprises! Includes 81 pcs.
Plus-Plus® 240 Piece Basic Color & Baseplate Duo
Plus-Plus® 240 Piece Basic Color & Baseplate Duo
Item: 147990
Status: In Stock
$32.95
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 »
Link A Shape
Link A Shape
Item: 46262
Status: In Stock
$46.95
$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 »
Interlox Squares - 96 Piece Set
Interlox Squares - 96 Piece Set
Item: 89290
Status: In Stock
$31.95
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).
Interlox Leaves - 96 Pieces
Interlox Leaves - 96 Pieces
Item: 35498
Status: In Stock
$25.95
2 years & up. Build with soft colors of nature, creating organic patterns with friction-fit leaf shapes. Explore symmetry, develop fine motor and spatial skills. Construction activities can be enhanced through light table exploration. A beautiful, subdued, natural color palette and recycled material construction further enhance a child's connection to the natural world. Set includes 10 double-sided activity cards and 96 colorful, interlocking pieces.
Giant Links - 240 Pieces
Giant Links - 240 Pieces
Item: 86924
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Interlock the links to create long and short chains. Learn to identify basic colors and practice sorting and patterning. These giant, sturdy plastic links in four different colors that easily snap together. Links measure 3"L x 2"W. Includes 240 Giant Link Pieces and Storage Tub.
Jumbo Lacing Beads - 360 Pieces
Jumbo Lacing Beads - 360 Pieces
Item: 86909
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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".
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Machines In Motion
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Machines In Motion
Item: 146686
Status: In Stock
$49.95
4 years & up. Create machines that really move with this Gears! Gears! Gears!® Machines in Motion set by Learning Resources. This open-ended building set allows your little engineer to hone their STEM skills such as critical thinking and trial and error. Use the instructions to build a variety of interactive machines and vehicles or make exciting creations of your own. If you build it correctly nothing will need batteries -- just crank the gears and watch your masterpieces go, go, go! Interchangeable… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Pastel - 400 Pieces
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Pastel - 400 Pieces
Item: 148180
Status: In Stock
$32.95
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 »