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Dough Disco

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


  1. 250g plain flour.
  2. 50g salt.
  3. 140ml water.
  4. 1 to 2 tablespoons cooking oil.
  5. 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.