A box containing eight cubes is the first building gift designed by Friedrich Froebel.
A child is given a cube, whose parts can be easily separated, and put together again with pleasure to restore the original form, a perfect cube.
By moving one cube at a time, a child can also construct of a variety of other forms and patterns.
source: Taking Apart and Putting Together Cubes AIMS
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Paradise of Childhood
This practical guide to playing with the cubes and other play gifts designed by Friedrich Froebel has many illustrations can be read online
A free digitised version of Paradise of Childhood by Edward Wiebe, Edited by Milton Bradley London: George Phillip & Son Ltd., 1896 is available as a single PDF (74MB) at the Froebel Digital Collection.