Materials: playdough and marbles or some other small toy item (counting bears, bugs, dinosaurs, etc.)
Playdough is a great tool for working on the small muscles in the hands. Try this guided activity with your toddlers.
Sit with children at a table with playdough. "Hide" small items in a large chunk of playdough and invite children to search for them.
For example, say, "Can you find the marbles that are hidden in this playdough?"
Re-bury toys over and over again until children are done or time is up.