bug tongs DIY clothespin tongs: Having children pick up different things such as cotton balls or bead with tongs works on fine motor skills in the child's hand. Increased fine motor skills will make it easier for the child to write.
Wonderful sensory idea for kids who are blind or visually impaired. Painting with Tea Bags~Explore the senses, practice fine motor skills, and create art with this fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Little boys will love the idea of working like daddy in the garage and everyone will appreciate the fine motor workout you can get from matching nuts and bolts. This idea (and several more in the same post) from Counting Coconuts.