Painting like Michelangelo - my class STILL talk about it. It was all over the the floor and on their hair and clothes, but it was super fun! This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.
Lace your shoes! - Fine Motor Activity for Kids This activity is great for young children to learn how the shoe laces work. It is easy to make, fun for kids and low cost. You can use real shoe too, but this tissue box makes it easier for young.
Fun Kid Activity: Lines of Colored Tape, straws and pompoms. Try straws and cotton balls. Adding the lines ups the challenge. Using pompoms allows you to adjust the size from tiny to pretty big. The pompoms are also nicer looking.
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.
An idea for Tom to build for me for any students with fine motor difficulties and a fun activity for our grandkids. Homemade busy board for fine motor skill development - this is heaven for a curious kid!