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.
Cotton Ball Painting - Including the munchkins in making paint would add to the fun! An economical and entertaining fine motor experience.
~Cheerio stacking~ How Many Cheerios Can You Stack? GREAT for fine motor skill building.
Painting idea using the environment
Demonstrate creative expression through the visual art process (use simple art materials). Demonstrate development of fine and gross motor coordination (refine grasp to manipulate tools and objects).
Animal Track Stamps (from Green Kid Crafts)
Threading activity for toddlers using large cardboard beads - Laughing Kids Learn
Wonderfully fun DIY frozen dinosaur eggs for sensory and imaginative play.
Tractor Painting - Letter T!
sensory bags PLUS tons of other messy play ideas. Great for kids with sensory defensiveness!
Wash the muddy farm animals sensory play for babies, toddlers and preschoolers! This is taste-safe and so much fun for messy play times! Great idea and it gets the children to clean up too!
Cardboard Tube Car Ramps - The Imagination Tree
Painting with truck fun mark making and messy play idea for toddlers from the book Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. Tap the link to check out sensory toys!
Could be good for space week-- Kids Art Project - Q-Tip Star Art: A creative way for kids to paint with a q-tip. This also provides a fun fine motor experience for kids. What a fun way to paint!
Shape Sorting Activities for Toddlers from Minne Mama