Set up a simple fine motor activity to work on letter recognition. This letter matching activity can be set up various ways depending on your child's skill level: alphabetical order, uppercase/ lowercase letter recognition, sequencing, etc!
Obstacle mark making. Turn into art project
Use a tissue box, a hole punch and a shoelace for a practical life skill practice and a fine motor activity in one! Like so many things (for both kids and adults) learning on a small scale can make it hard to see what's really going on. If you blow it up and break it down, everything gets a lot easier.
10 Things All Teachers Should Know When Teaching Handwriting - great tips written by an OT
Everyday Fine Motor Materials - P is for Paperclip (Busy Bag)
Use this Paperclip activity to encourage fine motor skills in your toddler and preschooler with free printable from PowerfulMothering.com (makes a great busy bag!)
My kids LOVED this! Great counting/one-to-one practice ... And love a station that incorporates fine motor skills!
My new favorite app for teaching handwriting. Kids start by tracing and the prompts are gradually faded so that they learn to write, rather than just trace.