Rubber bands for hand strength. Turn a fine motor activity into a game. Would work really well with bigger objects such as golf balls as they would need to spread their fingers wider against resistance.
Hand Over the Reins: Student-Driven Projects. One of my recent classroom adventures proved PBL can be amazingly engaging and effective without being overwhelming. Am I a PBL expert? Absolutely not. Do I strive to implement PBL (or elements thereof) in my classroom to the best of my ability whenever possible? Absolutely! Try it and see how it changes your classroom experiences.