This season save those pieces of foam you find in boxes with fragile items. I found this piece and so we did a little poking exercise. This was a little hard for Adeline and I had to do a little hand over hand with her but she enjoyed it and it was a good introduction. I glued these snowflakes to some toothpick and we poked them "in".
This exercise is a great fine motor activity and works up hand strength and control.
While Adeline was in the hospital with her tonsils and adenoids I occupied myself cutting out sandpaper letters. I just finished the alphabet. We are working on matching with them.