Purchase swimming pool noodles. Use a serrated knife to cut the noodles in one or two inch pieces (as if cutting bread). Have the child hold a dollar store wooden spoon and put the rings on the handle of the spoon. This combines use of both hands and makes a cheap toy. Color matching can be integrated by using rings made from different color swim noodles. The noodles have a hole in the center so they make a cheap bead type play activity.