For this activity, I had some cotton balls, a few pom-poms, tongs, and a bowl. The boys would pick up a "scoop of ice cream" and place it in the bowl.
This was a good fine motor skill activity, especially for LB (1) who loved doing it over and over. Sometimes he used the tongs, and other times just his fingers. LM (4) had fun with it too, but was bored with it after a few times of filling up his bowl.