My five-year-old struggles a little bit with fine motor skills. So as much as I can, I try to have him do activities to work on that. Recently I've found an activity that he loves to do. He's constantly asking me if he can work on this activity.
This activity is very simple. All I used was golf tees, marbles, a piece of Styrofoam (I kept it from a package we received) and bowls to hold the tees and marbles. Very simple!
I gave him the piece of Styrofoam and the bowls of the tees and marbles. I explained to him what to do & let him get to it. He put all the tees up first, then added the marbles. Since he's done this activity a few times now, I think I may start giving him a pair of small tongs as well and have him add the marbles with the tongs for more difficulty.
After he added all of the marbles, I had him remove the marbles and the tees and put them back in the bowls. Super easy clean up for me and now everything is ready for the next time he wants to do this!