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Dough Disco

Dough Disco is a high tempo, high energy session with play dough. Designed to encourage maximum participation the sessions are created for all levels of ability. Children develop fine motor muscles by manipulating the dough in a variety of ways, which in turn helps to improve their mark making and writing. If you wanted to have a go at home, there are some videos on you tube you can try, or simply put on your favourite music and dough dance away!

Here are some of the Dough Disco moves;

  • Squeeze (small portions for smaller hands);
  • Pat;
  • Poke – using all your fingers one at a time;
  • Squash into a pancake;
  • Tear;
  • Twist;
  • Roll into a ball;
  • Roll into a sausage;
  • Pinch;
  • Use tools to make patterns – these can include household tools such as knives and forks, potato mashers, cookie cutters etc.


More Dough Ideas

Check out Pinterest for more ideas.

Here are some links to a variety of dough disco sessions for you to try at home;

'I like to' playdough action song

Please take a moment to subscribe :)Try out my other playdough action songs: your funky fingers on the move and develop your f...

This is the way! | Play dough song for fine motor development | Dough dance

This is the way! is a nursery rhyme with a twist - use play dough with this song to increase fine motor coordination and strength in your little ones! Follow...

Dough dance/finger gym routine | Down in the Jungle | Nursery rhyme with playdough

Get up on your feet and bust a move on the dance floor with your playdough! This Early Years Emily dough gym/dough dance routine incorporates both fine and g...

In the Garden Funky Finger Workout | Nursery Rhymes and Fingerplays

Like this video? Please consider subscribing :)A three minute workout for fingers - exercise funky fingers without play dough! These nursery rhyme fingerplay...

Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it

A fun playdough song to develop fine motor control and coordination - get your kids ready for writing! Easy to follow playdough routine which is 3 minutes lo...

Grand Old Duke of York | Nursery Rhymes | Dough Disco

Enjoy our animated Dough Disco Nursery Rhyme "Grand Old Duke of York". Develop your childs writing and language skills with actions that go along to the word...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star | Dough Disco | Nursery Rhymes

Twinkle twinkle little star! Join our latest Dough Disco Nursery Rhymes for toddlers to kindergarten. Enjoy our Dough Disco and boost your childrens writing ...

Practice Dough Disco | Beginner Moves | Learn To Write

Prepare your childs finger muscles and brain for writing. This fun activity with play dough features our beginner moves to help you practice - Get your music...

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