Cheerios work too. Simple pasta threading activity for toddlers to do using play dough and straws. Great for fine motor development and hand/eye coordination. Lots of fun too.
Indoor recess: Simple balloon tennis game for a quick energy buster. Balloon tennis makes a great indoor gross motor play idea. Balloons are always a hit with kids.
coin sorting Working with sensorial materials allows children to classify the things around them. Completing these types of sorting activities will ultimately prepare them for reading and mathematics.
Phonic Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree). Take a few boxes or baskets, write a letter on a piece of paper and gather many different items that begin with the letter. Have the student put the items in the corrected basket/ boxes.
Clothespin Number Match - learn numbers and practice fine motor skills. Or have the kids use stickers on index cards.
5 of 12 Hole Punch Fine Motor Activity for young kids preschoolers and kindergartners
News from Alameda: Toddler Time: Sorting Activity
Literacy activities for outdoor learning - great for school gardening clubs, forest school, nature study
A really popular outdoor maths activity for that also promoted a lot of talk and PSED.
Screwdrivers: Fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination - check more here…