Kapla Blocks: For the Child Who Loves to Build

Kapla Blocks: For the Child Who Loves to Build

My son loves to build and create using blocks of all sorts and he is pretty good at it. While there are some academic areas that give him much difficulty, he never ceases to amaze me with his creativity and ingenuity as a builder and designer. I recently started to feel that the various blocks he had were not challenging enough for him anymore. I spent a little time on Google and searched for more advanced blocks and building toys and I came across Kapla blocks. I had never heard of these before but I was impressed. Kapla blocks, also called the magic planks, were invented by Tom van der Bruggen. If you have never seen these blocks before, check out the amazing pictures below and watch the short video at the end of this post.

These blocks have encouraged my son to think and design in new ways.  They do not interlink and are not glued so the child must use balance, gravity, and intellect to build with these blocks. They cost more than your typical blocks but these are not typical.  We bought the 200 piece set and hope to add to it soon.


Are you impressed yet? 


Isn’t that amazing?

Does your family have Kapla blocks?  What do you think of them? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.



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I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Debra Wagner says

    Far-Out!!! Love the ending hahahahah

  2. We had so much fun building with these in the museum at Balboa park. Want big bins full of them.

  3. Great Photos and amazing video. The large circular sculpture beside the Eiffel Tower is actually made from KEVA planks – not Kapla blocks. KAPLA are the same dimensions as KEVA planks nut KEVA planks are made in the USA from maple. The structures you build from them are the same. We like the beauty and durability of KEVA.
    I agree that Kapla and KEVA planks are a toy the whole family will use.

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