Here's what you need: a shaker of some sort (salt shaker, Parmesan shaker, etc.), a pincushion, and the exact number of pins that correspond to the holes.
Here's why you should do it: To help increase concentration levels, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Here's how you do it: Place the pincushion with pins on the left and the shaker on the right. (pre-reading skills . . . left to right!) Insert the pins into the shaker holes.
And then stick the pins back into the pincushion! Repeat as long as your child is interested!!