In Pod Pili-Pala we enjoy taking part in Dough Disco, its a great way to start our day.
Dough Disco is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children's fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.
Links to some of the videos we use in class:
Homemade Play dough
- 250g plain flour.
- 50g salt.
- 140ml water.
- 1 to 2 tablespoons cooking oil.
- few drops food colouring (optional)
Mix together the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and oil.
Knead well until mixture is smooth about 10 mins. You might need to add a bit more flour or water until the consistency is smooth but not sticky.
Add food colouring and knead until the colour is fully blended.
Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until chilled enough to use.