Draw a letter on a pin board and have children push the pins in correct order to form the letters. (Could write numbers and even draw arrows to show letter formation sequence.) Great for fine motor skill development, but also for remembering the path of motion for each letter.
Nock Volley Gun – The British Royal Navy ordered more than 600 flintlock Volley Guns from British gunmaker Henry Nock. These were intended to repel boarders. All seven barrels fired at the same time. The resulting fireball would sometimes set rigging afire, and the recoil was heavy enough to injure the sailor firing the gun. For the 1960 film The Alamo, Richard Widmark, portraying Jim Bowie, wielded this original Nock Volley Gun.