Sparkle Spelling with pom poms. This really makes you focus! I would write out large sight words on a laminated sheet of paper if I were using this with younger kids, because it really forces you to think about letter formation.
Touch points and color matching in one! Just glue magnets to pompoms, print out touch point numbers and a cookie sheet. Could later have just numbers and they have to place the touch points on their own.
This is part 1 in our 3 part busy bag series. Read Part 2 and Part Recently I hosted a busy bag exchange with of my friends (and their friends). It's an idea that I've seen around the web lately, especially getting inspiration from here and here.