My kids love arranging small objects into patterns. The toddlers are not yet allowed to play with beads, but the 4-year old loves games that require fine motor skills. This particular letter game helps preschoolers to learn letters, while playing and improving their fine motor skills. Give your child large sheets of paper with letters on them (or try Montessori sand paper letters) and a pile of beads. Ask the child to follow the lines of the letter with beads.