Learning basic sewing with a polystyrene plate, yarn, + plastic needle. I remember doing this with craft mesh when I was a kid and then graduating to sewing buttons by hand onto little pillows and pockets.
A, Bee, C, Preschool: Building Shapes. Kindergarten readiness: Colored craft sticks are labeled with the number of sides each shape has, ie: 3 purple sticks - triangle. The children will choose a color and build the matching colored shape from the sticks.
"busy bags" I absolutely loved this one. These are jumbo craft sticks with magnet strips glued on. Then get some jumbo colored paper clips. They can sort colors or make any kinds of patterns with the paper clips.
18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. Great for early childhood special education classroom ideas or independent activities.
Kelly's Kindergarten: Can't get much simpler: beads, pipe cleaner and "number flags" glued to the top create this easy peasy counting center. To stick the numbers to the top, blank white labels can be folded in half over the top of the pipe cleaner.