I love this toy because it's so simple to make and play, and you can change it up easily for different holidays or units of study.
The "snake" is made from a ribbon with a large button sewn to one end and a piece of felt sewn to the other. The activity is to string pieces of felt with buttonholes in their centers onto the snake.
I'm thinking orange and red and brown leaves in September, pumpkins in October, turkeys in November, planets and stars, color/size grading, animals, shapes...
Meg's not crazy about most lacing/threading activities, but she did keep coming back to this one the day it popped up in her fun box. That's good enough for me!
Other activities in the series:
Memory Matching Toy
Ribbons in a Bottle Toy
Clothespin Clipping Toy
Pom Pom Push Toy
Pipe Cleaner Poking Toy