A muffin tin transfer (yes, that is Little Lady's green pail and yup, he has just as much, if not more, fun with those than she does!).
It's fun to do chunky puzzles with tongs!
Mini Me likes to do our initial sound search-and-find with tongs, too.
Tongs for our colored pasta play? Okay!
We recently started using tongs with our pool noodle lacing box. Mini Me loses patience after stringing about four or five noodles with the tongs, but he does continue just using his hands, and has fun making patterns!
One day he wanted the tongs as we were playing the wooden letter game. He picked up the word tiles and the individual letters themselves! There was much concentration involved.
I almost need to get a play pair just for him and in order to ensure I always have a set ready in the kitchen. It seems that tongs make everything a bit more interesting.