I found this adorable bug collection kit at the dollar store. It came with the cute plastic container, with a lid that opens on one side and has a magifying glass on the other side. It also has plastic tweezers and a small bug net. I showed Gracie how to pick things up with the tweezers, and we have been working those small motor skills ever since! In addition to filling the bug container, she poors it into other containers, like her stacking cups and I also showed her how to sort them in an ice cube tray too. She has had more than a dollar's worth of fun and learning already!
Sometimes when she missed with the tweezers, she'd get a little frustrated and use her fingers to put it back into the container, but she did great overall.