painting like Michelangelo. I did this with my class this year and they STILL talk about it. It was all over the the floor and on their hair and clothes, but it was SO super fun!! This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.
Draw a letter on a pin board and have children push the pins in correct order to form the letters. (Could write numbers and even draw arrows to show letter formation sequence.) Great for fine motor skill development, but also for remembering the path of motion for each letter.