Could also be used in a spelling center.Lego-out the words. Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words.
Use straws for younger kids - I want to adapt this into a worm activity or put a face on the top so that you're adding the hair :: DIY Fine Motor & visual motor Skills Activity, OT, special education, early childhood, school
Fine Motor Skills Needed at School and Classroom Activities to Help
Use finger aerobics in the classroom, home or therapy clinic to work on fine motor skills needed for functional tasks. Hand aerobics are a great fine motor exercise workout before handwriting tasks for the whole class! Perfect for the school based OT.
Little Hands, Big Work. A website with activities for developing early literacy skills. The activity pictured is easy and great for fine motor skills - peeling off the stickers and good for kids not excited to get their hands messy.
The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide: Preschool Activities This is a GREAT site. She has so many clever and easy ways to work with your preschooler and have fun at the same time. They also have infant and toddler activities. Great ideas for this summer!