Building & Construction

Play centered around building and construction offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, building kits, STEM blocks, LEGO® bricks, and more.


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Little Pavers
Little Pavers
Item: 35496
Status: In Stock
$64.95
2 years & up. Increase the authenticity of your child's open-ended building experience with these weighted Little Pavers - 60 piece set. Children 2 and up will incorporate these hexagonal miniature pavers into unique architectural builds while stacking, creating patterns and using natural, loose parts. The matte surface texture supports indoor and outdoor play. Set includes 10 double-sided concept cards that serve as creative inspiration to further the hands-on buildling experience. Use with… More »
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.
Friends and Family Set - Set of 10
Friends and Family Set - Set of 10
Item: 63573
Status: In Stock
$54.95
18 months & up. This ten-piece set of friends and family represents multiple cultures, ages, and genders. There are even two different pets! These easy to grip pieces are great for promoting dramatic play and fine motor skills. Children can role-play people in their family, circle of friends, neighborhood, and more! Use these figures in brightly colored clothes in a lesson about diversity and inclusion. The Tallest figure is 5" tall. Blocks not included.
Interlox Squares - 40 Piece Set
Interlox Squares - 40 Piece Set
Item: 35347
Status: In Stock
$8.95
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.
Mini Unit Beam Sets
Mini Unit Beam Sets
Item: 63822P
Status: In Stock
$49.95 - $139.95
Grades 1 & up. Equip children with the tools they need to build the world they want! These dynamic modeling systems introduce mathematical foundations and encourage logic and problem solving. Each set provides a rich and rewarding STEM experience, and with no additional tools required, budding engineers are ready to create and build different structures. Sets are based on the Pratt scale standard unit blocks, and each set comes with a built-in storage case that features construction ideas. Bridge… More »
Magna-Tiles® 32-Piece Clear Colors Set
Magna-Tiles® 32-Piece Clear Colors Set
Item: 46315
Status: In Stock
$58.95
3 years & up. 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. 32 piece unbreakable set includes square and triangular tiles in a variety of sizes.
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - Set of 20
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - Set of 20
Item: 32427
Status: In Stock
$49.95
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 »
LEGO® DUPLO® Large Building Plates - 9071
LEGO® DUPLO® Large Building Plates - 9071
Item: 89487
Status: In Stock
$56.95
18 months & up. Every creation needs a foundation! Two large building plates -- one red, one green -- provide the perfect foundation for learning through play. Can be used with all kinds of LEGO® DUPLO® based products. Size 15" x 15" (38 cm x 38 cm.) 2 pieces.
Friendly House Pet Real Images Animal Lacing Boards for Fine Motor Skills Practice
Friendly House Pet Real Images Animal Lacing Boards for Fine Motor Skills Practice
Item: 70954
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. Incorporate your pets into this fun activity with these exciting Friendly House Pet Real Images Animal Lacing Boards for Fine Motor Skills Practice. These lacing boards promote dexterity, hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and sequencing. Encourage your children to identify the animal and the color of the string as they lace these durable boards. Includes 4 boards with realistic images of pet animals and 4 laces. Measures 6"L x 6"W.
Diverse Careers and People Interchangeable Wooden Blocks - Set of 12
Diverse Careers and People Interchangeable Wooden Blocks - Set of 12
Item: 32341
Status: In Stock
$35.95
18 months & up. Showcase diversity in careers and people with these exciting Diverse Careers and People Interchangeable Wooden Blocks. This set promotes block play, fine motor skills, color recognition, and exploration. Encourage children to explore the features of each block and interchange them across careers. This set of 12 blocks represents a variety of careers, ethnicities, ages, and genders. Use these career blocks in an interactive lesson about diversity and inclusion. Each block measures 2"H.
LEGO® DUPLO® Creative Brick Set - 45019
LEGO® DUPLO® Creative Brick Set - 45019
Item: 89851
Status: In Stock
$79.95
3 - 5 years. Set children's creativity free with this imaginative LEGO® DUPLO® set. Not only will it inspire big ideas in young minds, it will encourage self-expression and develop fine motor skills as they build, deconstruct and build again. Building cards provide support and inspiration so children can enjoy building fun! 160 pieces.
Worldwide Animal Set - Set of 21
Worldwide Animal Set - Set of 21
Item: 30905
Status: In Stock
$79.95
Promo Pricing: $69.95
3 years & up. It's a real zoo with this set in the classroom! 21 hand-painted, finely molded animals: giraffes, gorillas, rhinos, elephants, lions, and tigers. Animal figurine sets score highest among other selected toys in creativity and imagination, social interaction and verbalization. Playing with these worldwide animals will allow your child to learn about nature and the animal kingdom. Measure from 3.5" x 1.5" to 7.5" x 9.5".
Kaplan ABC Schoolhouse Magna-Tiles® - Kaplan Schoolhouse
Kaplan ABC Schoolhouse Magna-Tiles® - Kaplan Schoolhouse
Item: 147766
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Each tile in this Magna-Tiles® Structures set is double-sided with alphabet letters on one side and a schoolhouse to build on the other. Your child will learn letters, sounds, words and much more. Then flip the tiles to build a school that they will have fun with for hours. This set contains 1 six-inch square tile, 26 three-inch square tiles, 8 equilateral triangle tiles, and 2 door tiles. All pieces are printed two-sided and feature SuperColor® technology on both sides.
Rainbow Blocks®
Rainbow Blocks®
Item: 89326P
Status: In Stock
$29.95 - $85.95
2 years & up. This set of smooth, hardwood blocks has red, blue, green and yellow plexiglass inserts that will make play time a more colorful experience. The shapes include squares, rectangles, triangles and half-circles that will be sure to compliment and add nice accents with any other wood block sets you may own.
Mecatech
Mecatech
Item: 63633
Status: In Stock
$20.95
4 years & up. Create mechanical structures of varying complexity with multiple pieces including platelets, pins, shafts, screws, nuts, and various wheel sizes. With quality materials and the large guide files, you can create different models step by step. Ideal for hands-on STEM and engineering exploration. Includes 106 pieces and 6 model guides.
Imagination Kit - 400 Pieces
Imagination Kit - 400 Pieces
Item: 32939
Status: In Stock
$74.95
6 years & up. Practice storytelling and problem-solving challenges with the Imagination Kit. Includes 400 pieces, a Pocketful of Ideas card deck, and an imagination sketchbook with instructions. Sketch a solution to a challenge, build a prototype, and watch your ideas come to life! Features: unleash your Imagination with this open-ended kit, contains 400 pieces and 105 card challenges, draw, sketch, and experiment with different materials, combine pieces to solve the challenges, unlimited fun… More »
Crazy Scientist Kit - 1200 Pieces
Crazy Scientist Kit - 1200 Pieces
Item: 32940
Status: In Stock
$106.95
8 years & up. The Crazy Scientist Kit upgrades your building experience with 1200 pieces and an instruction manual for 21 projects. You can make things such as a morphing arm to extract moon rocks or a geodesic base for your next scientific space mission. Use your imagination to create huge projects. Features: bring out the Scientist in you and start creating with this open-ended kit, contains 1200 pieces and is great for building huge projects, experiment with different materials, combine pieces… More »
Little Bricks Builders Construction Set with Concept Cards - 60 Piece Set
Little Bricks Builders Construction Set with Concept Cards - 60 Piece Set
Item: 33942
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$64.95
3 years & up. Practice architectural theories, model scales and engineering with this 60 piece Little Bricks set. Included are 10 double-sided concept cards to give ideas for specific structures. Textured TPR plastic and weighted metal interior is scaled to miniature brick size for architectural building. Build models and scenery for pretend play, stop motion videos and more. Perfect for indoor and outdoor play. The four color gradients of the bricks provide an authentic building experience.… More »
Reduce & Reuse Recycling Center
Reduce & Reuse Recycling Center
Item: 147561
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$34.99
3 years & up. This wooden Reduce & Reuse Recycling Center provides a fun introduction that encourages building lifelong eco-friendly habits that contribute to being a responsible citizen. Gather up all your paper, plastic, metal, and compost tiles and sort the materials into the correct bin. Embark on a recycling adventure in the big green truck and collect materials to take to the recycling center. Pieces are made from solid cuts of natural wood finished with water-based safe paints. Included:… More »
Inventor Kit - 450 Pieces
Inventor Kit - 450 Pieces
Item: 32941
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$54.95
6 years & up. Dive into the next iteration and make bigger polyhedra or a catapult. With 450 pieces and 21 fun maker projects, you'll have enough pieces to start inventing larger projects with your friends! Features: bring out the Inventor in you and start creating with this open-ended kit, experiment with different materials, combine pieces to create hinges, movable joints, and whatever you can imagine for unlimited fun. Kit can explore STEAM concepts.