This is a great center activity for younger students to help them with their spelling, sight words, motor skills, and handwriting. I would use this as an activity center and have students work on sight words and/or spelling words.
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.
This would make a great activity for carnival games- Spooning Marbles = fine motor activity to promote fine motor skill development & eye-hand coordination - from 30 Kids Activities & Materials for Promoting Fine Motor Skills
I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year.