Hand Pain/ Carpel Tunnel Issues : Little bouncy balls work miracles for those of us that use our hands for a living! Take a small rubber ball and place your palm over it on a countertop. Place your other hand on top of the other and apply pressure while rubbing the ball around in circles. You may feel little "crunchy " ares, and those my friend are little knots in your hands!
I wanted to work on in-hand manipulation skills with some kids, and decided to use little pieces of broken off crayon. I had them hold two crayons at the same time, one in their palm, and one in their fingers. Then I had them draw a shape (I had circles and rainbows) with one color, manipulate the crayons in their hand to switch to the next one, and draw with the other color.