Little fingers like to keep bus and these are two excellent activities to help them learn to sort items into catagories.
Mix up 2 different colour beans in one bowl. Give your child 2 smaller bowls and have them sort the beans into the different bowls. My kids always enjoyed these activities.
Give your child a bowl of big nuts and an ice tray. Use a pair of tweezers to transfer the nut to the tray. This will help with fine motor and co-ordination skills as well.