My Montessori Preschool - we love sorting bears! Could use same concept with colour and pattern matching using other objects eg. painted river stones, gum nuts, buttons etc.
Montessori Practical Life Lesson Plan: the Spooning Exercise. Teaching orderly work and precision are great gross motor activities that encourage children to practice "control of error" - a vital Montessori skill. This post also goes into all spooning variations, including chopsticks.