Community Helpers- carpenters-- need/provide: (pretend & small real) hammers, golf tees, safety (science) goggles & polystyrene - the polystyrene is covered with cardboard to lessen the mess (styrofoam).
Fine motor: Hammering: golf tees, hammer, and florist foam (I've found that florist foam works better than regular Styrofoam because it holds out longer and the foam doesn't chip off and fall everywhere).
Would make a great fine motor skill during community helpers-construction. This is a great fine motor activity! It encourages hand eye coordination and strengthens those ever so important 'writing' muscles.