This is a very easy way to introduce cultural differences, work on motor skills and have fun. Get 2 bowls, cotton balls, pair of chopsticks, and a child who wants to play. Use the chopsticks to move the cotton balls from one bowl to the other or pretend to eat dumplings. We have several different types of chopsticks. The King did this as a toddler with regular chopsticks, but The Sage finds the cheater chopsticks (top in photo) we got at Doc Chey’s much easier (you can also order them from China Sprout or read Tilt’s explanation of how to rig up your own in the comments).
Here is a wonderful video about how to use chopsticks and Chinese dinning etiquette.