Some of our favorite activities involve transferring objects from one tray to another. These activities strengthen finger muscles which are essential for writing. They also cultivate concentration and practice using tools. It always amazes me how much attention a child will give such a simple task.
Here Max is using tweezers to transfer puffs from a berry basket to an ice-cube tray. The twelve spots in the tray motivate him to use precision in a way that a simple bowl to bowl transfer does not.